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Day 83: A Day with Big Red

September 19th · 2 Comments

I took a cardiopulmonary resuscitation class at the Red Cross’s Manhattan headquarters today and now am poised for any emergency. If an outrageous story of mine leaves you clutching your heart, dear reader, I am certified to reach through the Internet and give you chest compressions.

The Red Cross has a storied history in Manhattan. The chapter’s website details its charitable exploits from the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire of 1911 to the terrorist attacks of 9/11 and beyond. It also thanks New Yorkers for the mad cash they have forked over since Clara Barton made her first fundraising trips here in the 1890s.

The headquarters is one of the roomiest and cleanest buildings I have visited in New York and maintains a busy schedule of classes even on a Thursday afternoon. In fact, if anyone deserves a little mouth to mouth in this town, it’s probably the Red Cross.

Tags: Sights & Scenes

2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Sulley // Sep 20, 2008 at 12:57 pm

    Looks like a not so detailed overview of the crusades class.

  • 2 Les // Sep 22, 2008 at 1:19 pm

    Lucky Charms marketing meeting.

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