“The best thing we can offer somebody is to have a little bit of peace of mind in a tense situation,” Jeff O’Neil with the Red Cross said.
Speaking to reporters Wednesday in the flood- and fire-ravaged Breezy Point section of Queens, Attorney General Eric Schneiderman questioned whether aid money has been spent urgently enough in the nearly nine months since the storm.
A heat advisory is in effect until 8 p.m. Wednesday for New York City and until 8 p.m. Tuesday for Westchester and Rockland counties and parts of Connecticut. An excessive heat warning is in effect for parts of New Jersey.
A new survey shows that even in the wake of Sandy and Irene most coastal residents maintain a false sense of security and aren’t taking proper action to prepare for hurricanes, said John Miller, CEO of the American Red Cross on Long Island.
Some advocates suggested the relief organization should have acted with more urgency in the weeks after the storm and left long-haul recovery tasks to someone else.
While President Barack Obama and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie announced the Jersey Shore was “open for business” Tuesday, some residents said they are still in sad shape seven months after Superstorm Sandy – and would like the American Red Cross to step up.
The Oklahoma City Thunder are giving $1 million for tornado relief, matching a $1 million pledge by star player Kevin Durant.
Authorities in Boston have issued some important information following the bombings Monday that left at least three people dead and 144 injured at the Boston Marathon.
A former Red Cross financial director was sentenced in Suffolk County court Wednesday after pleading guilty to stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from the charity.
Sam Kille, the communications director of the American Red Cross’s greater New York region, joined us on The Couch to give us an update.
For those devastated by Superstorm Sandy, the new year brings new hope of better days to come – and also an emphasis on helping others in need.
In Belle Harbor, volunteers pitched in to help the Red Cross feed Sandy-affected residents on this Christmas.
Firefighters are still on the scene of a huge 3-alarm blaze that ripped through a New Jersey apartment building Monday afternoon.
Those volunteers have taken to the streets in communities that were ravaged by Sandy and the Nor’Easter that followed to assist affected families in their time of need.
Residents said the blaze started just moments after power was restored. 50 people are now homeless because of the fire.