Every eight minutes, an American Red Cross volunteer comes to the aid of their neighbor to help them cope with and recover from one of the most difficult moments imaginable: the loss of a home, possessions, a pet or even a loved one to a local disaster. The vast majority of these are home fires.
In Greater New York, this amounts to 10,000+ residents every year who turn to us for help.
On the evening of Tuesday, March 31, the Empire State Building shined a light on the needs of those who have lost everything and the efforts made across the country to help prevent these tragic events.
The Red Cross invited all to join-in on this effort.