Giving Thanks To Those Who Help Others


During this season of gratitude, I want to offer my heartfelt thanks to all our neighbors who make helping others a priority in their lives. Their commitment to service takes on added significance as our communities face this global pandemic together.

I extend a special salute to our region’s health care heroes who continue to sacrifice so much to help our region get through this crisis.

Daily I am humbled by our Red Cross volunteers, who share of themselves to help the most vulnerable prepare for and recover from life-changing disasters, like fires, floods and building collapses. This year, following historic wildfires out west and relentless hurricanes along the Gulf Coast, many traveled far from home to deliver hope and help to thousands of families.

Thank you to our partners who share with us a common purpose and community spirit that extends our reach and helps connect more individuals with critical humanitarian support.
And thank you to our supporters who allow the Red Cross to deliver emergency relief 24/7, 365 days a year.

Wishing you all a happy and safe Thanksgiving. Let’s continue to look out for one another.

—Neela Lockel
CEO, American Red Cross on Long Island


  1. To whomever may have found $100 in $20 Bill’s at North Shore Farms in Sea Cliff/Glen Head on 12/28/20 I dropped it while shopping for my disabled brother. When I realized at the cashier that I had lost his money I charged it on my credit card. My mistake for dropping it. Funny thing is 3days earlier I found $20 on the floor at the cashier at King Kullens in Glen Cove and returned it to the women in line ahead of me as she was obviously looking frantically for it. If the money were to be returned to me at this point I would donate it to a charity. After all it was my mistake. Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year to all. John Carroll

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