As a new year approaches I wanted to take a moment to reflect on the past 12 months and thank our donors, partners, volunteers and employees who make our mission possible in Greater NY and beyond.
Our region is the busiest in our nation. We helped nearly 13,000 of our neighbors in need including thousands of children following more than 2,300 fires and other emergencies.
And these numbers do not take into account our continued assistance to Sandy survivors. Standing beside them on their complex and difficult paths to recovery, our dedicated case managers helped hundreds of disaster survivors identify and navigate different non-governmental and governmental resources available to them. Moreover, our grant funding to community partners continued to help them to meet the needs of New Yorkers across the region.
We also worked hard to strengthen our communities by leading the preparedness charge and we held 36% percent more blood drives. And our youth clubs tripled, ensuring our next generation of leaders.
We faced every challenge with compassion and professionalism. There is so much to be proud of and I am thankful every day to work with such an extraordinary and generous group of people.
Click here for some of the images of the remarkable work you did in 2014.
In 2015 let us continue our work in building stronger, more resilient communities.
Wishing you joy, health and happiness in 2015.