Josh Lockwood, Greater New York Red Cross Regional CEO, convened a meeting of Manhattan elected officials Friday, July 12 to update them on on-going recovery programs and activities to help Manhattan residents still recovering from Superstorm Sandy.
The roundtable was hosted by Borough President Scott Stringer. Among those in attendance were Assembly Members Richard Gottfried and Brian Kavanagh as well as Council Member Margaret Chin, as well as representatives from the Borough President’s office, Representative Jerry Nadler, Senator Daniel Squadron, and Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver.
The meeting was also an opportunity to discuss ways in which the Red Cross and the elected officials could partner to build greater resiliency and preparedness within their communities.
About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or visit us on Twitter at @redcrossny.