Through July 31, 2006 in Queens, the chapter:
- Responded to 494 fires and other emergencies
- Assisted 1,888 adults and children with food, shelter and/or counseling following a disaster
Notable Activities in 2006:
On Wednesday May 17 at 4:35 pm, a three-alarm fire broke out at 38-57 9th Street. Eight Red Cross responders were on the scene and provided assistance to 10 families (36 adults and 22 children). All of the families were provided with emergency housing and given comfort kits, diapers, metro cards, heater meals, water and blankets.
On Tuesday May 23, Red Cross responded to a fire at 166-16 115th Avenue that broke out at 5:53 am. Two families of 10 adults and 3 children were assisted at the scene and one family was provided with temporary housing.
On Tuesday, February 21, at 12:44 pm a 2-alarm fire at 43-29 39th Place required the Red Cross to assist 13 adults and 7 children with food, beverages and financial assistance, and to arrange for temporary housing for 9 adults and 3 children.
On Jan 3 at 3:48 pm, two Red Cross staff members and one volunteer raced to a three-alarm fire on 183rd Street, coming to the aid of five adults who lived in the three private residential homes. We housed one family (two adults) in a hotel.
On Jan 1 at 2:45 am, the first disaster response of the year occurred when Red Cross in Greater New York responded to a one-alarm fire on Ferndale Avenue. We assisted three adults and two children affected by the fire.
In 2005 in Queens, the chapter:
- Responded to 749 fires and other emergencies
- Assisted 2,859 adults and children with food, shelter and/or counseling following a disaster