Five years ago today, my apartment burned down in the East Village. At the time, I had one dollar in my pocket, 53 cents in my checking account, and no renter’s insurance.
The American Red Cross was the first organization on the ground to provide relief to everyone impacted by the fire. That $212 for “a meal, an outfit, and a night of shelter” felt like $1 million.
In the days that followed, friends, family, NHL colleagues, businesses, and New Yorkers in general were more generous than words can describe. You know who you are – I am forever grateful.
Today, New York is facing an unprecedented crisis from coronavirus. The Red Cross is on the front lines - they badly need blood donors, supplies, and funding to provide relief to those in need.
Thank you for joining me in paying it forward.