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.
Although the reception center closed on Sunday evening, Red Cross teams have remained at the crash site on an ongoing basis, working day and 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.
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 visit us on Twitter at @RedCrossNY.