As the Greater NY region begins to dig out from Winter Storm Juno, flood warnings and the threat of 2+ feet of snow remain in parts of Suffolk County. Long Island Red Cross volunteers continue to operate emergency shelters and are prepared to open additional shelters and deliver food and relief supplies, as needed.
Forecasted as a record-breaking storm for our region, the Greater NY Red Cross took this severe threat seriously and spent the last several days coordinating with local emergency partners, pre-positioning relief supplies and mobilizing thousands of volunteers to address the humanitarian needs of an entire region.
The Red Cross also used this as an opportunity to spread life-saving storm preparedness and fire safety messaging to millions of our neighbors via social media and local/national media.
Along with storm response and preparedness efforts, Red Cross volunteers also assisted more than a dozen area residents left homeless in the bitter cold as a result of home fires and other local emergencies.
This comes on the heels of several large-scale home fires in our region which the Red Cross responded to, including a massive blaze in Edgewater, N.J. that left nearly 500 families homeless. At each incident the Red Cross was there to deliver compassionate assistance to displaced families.
Thank you to all who have supported Red Cross Disaster Relief. You enable us to be there for communities in need when we the time comes.
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 or visit us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/liredcross.