Since the remnants of Hurricane Ida devastated communities across the region, the American Red Cross in Greater New York has been providing support in New York City, Long Island, Westchester County and Greenwich, Conn.
In New York City, individuals and families still in need of shelter should call 311.
Since September 1, 2021, the American Red Cross in Greater New York has:
- Provided safe shelter, at congregate and non-congregate facilities, to 978 residents across NYC, Long Island and Westchester County
- Provided 11754 meals and snacks
- Distributed 5592 clean-up kits and 456 comfort kits (toiletries)
- Provided 1826 health, spiritual care and/or emotional support contacts
- Activated 491 volunteers and employees from 30 states
* Number includes hotels in NYC provided with the support of city partners.
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 have supported the organization’s response in a variety of ways. These organizations include:
- MIRA USA
- Civil Air Patrol
- Lott Carey
- Salvation Army