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Red Cross Assists Residents and First Responders in E. Harlem

Red Cross Assists Residents and First Responders in E. Harlem.
"This weekend, Red Cross volunteers served more than 1,100 meals to workers from FDNY, NYPD, OEM and other agencies at the scene."

The American Red Cross is continuing to assist the families affected by the East Harlem explosion at the New York City Resident Service Center, located at 1580 Park Avenue (La Marqueta, near 113th Street). Multi-lingual Red Cross staff have been on hand to provide one-on-one case management and mental health. The Center will be open through 5pm today and will open again on Tuesday.

The Red Cross has also been at the scene of the explosion since Wednesday supporting emergency responders. This weekend, Red Cross volunteers served more than 1,100 meals to workers from FDNY, NYPD, OEM and other agencies at the scene. We will continue to be there as long as we are needed.

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.