September 6, 2021, New York, NY – The American Red Cross in Greater New York continues to support communities across New York City, Westchester County, and Greenwich, Conn., that were impacted by the flooding caused by the remnants of Hurricane Ida.
In New York City, individuals and families in need of support should visit one of the five NYC Service Centers (location: www.nyc.gov/ida) or call 311.
Outside of NYC, residents should call 877-RED-CROSS (877-733-2767).
Since September 1, 2021, the American Red Cross in Greater New York has:
- Provided safe shelter, via congregate and non-congregate facilities, to 350 individuals across NYC, LI and Westchester County
- Served 1713 meals and snacks
- Distributed 1353 clean up kits and 262 comfort kits (toiletries)
- Provided health and/or emotional support to 353 individuals
- Activated 118 volunteers and staff
As part of their response, the Red Cross is coordinating closely with local and state agencies to assist affected communities. A disaster of this size also requires the help of many community organizations. The Red Cross is grateful to its local nonprofit partners who are supporting the organization’s response in a variety of ways, including:
- MIRA USA
- Salvation Army
About the American Red Cross
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40% 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 cruzrojaamericana.org, or visit us on Twitter at @redcrossny.