On the last day of the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, a Metro-North train derailed in the Bronx, tragically taking the lives of four individuals and injuring dozens of people. American Red Cross workers have been at the crash site since this morning, helping passengers, first responders and other relief workers.
The Red Cross provided emotional support, food and blankets to a number of passengers before they were taken to local hospitals. Licensed Red Cross mental health workers also provided compassionate support at a reception center that was opened at nearby JFK High School for passengers and family members. Food and beverages were also provided by the Red Cross at the center.
Red Cross teams have been and will remain at the crash site on an ongoing basis, working through the night to support first responders with meals and water.
If you are looking for a loved one who was on board, please call 311 or 212-NEW-YORK (212-639-9675).
If you need to speak with a Red Cross mental health volunteer, please call 1-877-REDCROSS (877-733-2767).
Our thoughts go out to the families and friends of those whose lives were lost or who were injured in today’s crash.