We are proud to welcome the American Red Cross to the Go Africa Harlem 2016 street to be held on 7/16/2016 on 116th street btw. 7th & 8Th avenues from 10am – 7pm.
Visit GoAfricaHarlem.org or or email Info@GoAfricaHarlem.org or phone 646-502-9778 Ext. 8001 for more information.
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The Red Cross provides free reconnection services to any individual who is separated from their family members due to armed conflict, natural disaster, or other humanitarian emergencies (see attached). We do not take sides in hostilities, nor report or care about immigration status. I feel that our services could be of great value to a large number of ethnic communities living in NY, but not many people actually know about them. I’m hoping that our attendance at events like the Go Africa Festival help educate people about such resources that are available to them.
Bringing Relief, Offering Hope
Family messages transmitted by the America Red Cross can be very brief, but the three short words “I am alive” may be all that is needed to ease the minds of distraught loved ones half a world away
At a Glance: 2015
- Assisted 13,057 people Opened 4,861 new cases
- Reconnected 4,256 families
- Provided 3,867 phone calls to migrant families
Worked with Red Cross and Red Crescent partners in 103 countries
Send us an inquiry at: Redcross.org/reconnectingfamilies or call us at:
202-303-1600 Visit our blog: RestoringFamilyLinksBlog.com
What We Do
The chaos and confusion that accom- pany war, disaster and international mi- gration can separate families when they need each other most. When this hap- pens, the Red Cross joins the search across international borders, offering a unique service that allows families to reconnect.
American Red Cross caseworkers at lo- cal chapters around the U.S. help fami- lies locate missing relatives by working with our partners – the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and Red Cross and Red Cresent orga- nizations in nearly every country around the world.
This past year, the American Red Cross helped reconnect thousands of families–bridging years of separation to renew critical links between new communities in the U.S. and their families abroad.