On Sunday, March 16, 2014, over 55 Long Island Red Cross volunteers were trained in Red Cross Shelter Fundamentals at the Babylon Town Hall Annex in North Babylon, N.Y. Town of Babylon Supervisor Rich Schaffer hosted the event, which Tom and Jeanne Garguilo, who became Red Cross volunteers after being helped by the organization after Superstorm Sandy, helped to organize. Neighbors helping Neighbors, a group that formed after Superstorm Sandy to help local members of the community rebuild their homes and lives, participated in the training.
The American Red Cross on Long Island wishes to thank everyone who helped with the training: Tom and Jeanne Garguilo; Town of Babylon Supervisor Mr. Rich Schaffer; Congressman Pete King; Senator Philip Boyle; Assemblyman Joe Saladino; Legislator Kevin McCaffery; Babylon Conservative Party Chairman Tom Montiglio; Burke and Burke Construction; Café Gio; Meadowbrook Sweeping; Babylon Chiropractic-Dr. Genovese and Dr. Hess; and Flow Vibration Fitness.
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/li or visit us on Twitter at @LIRedCross.