More than two weeks after the tragic explosion and building collapse in East Harlem, the American Red Cross is continuing to assist those affected. It is doing so by collaborating with its city and community partners – including the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City, Safe Horizon, Union Settlement and LSA Family Health Service – to help the community and residents in their recovery. The Red Cross is also transitioning casework to long-term recovery partners, and it will continue to offer mental health assistance and support to the community.
Additionally, over the past several days, the Red Cross has provided move-in assistance kits containing non-perishable food, cleaning supplies and more to 41 families who have returned to their homes.
Here’s the snapshot of the overall response between March 12 and March 23:
Red Crossers have been working day-in and day-out to help residents affected by this tragedy,” said Josh Lockwood, Regional CEO, Greater New York Red Cross. “We are proud to be there to assist these New Yorkers at their time of need.”
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/gny or follow us on Twitter at @RedCrossNY.