When Stars Collide

Calissa in Water Mill

American Red Cross supporters will come together on Thursday, August 1, at Calissa in Water Mill, for the inaugural “When Stars Collide” summer fundraiser. Funds raised will help the Red Cross provide urgent humanitarian relief, globally and locally, to communities impacted by disasters large and small, here on Long Island and across the country.

“The American Red Cross is such a vital and powerful community partner to Long Island and to communities impacted by disaster around the country,” said Neela Lockel, the CEO of American Red Cross on Long Island. “The scope and impact of our work touches so many lives each and every day.”

“When Stars Collide” is sponsored by The Independent and Simple Vodka. It’s hosted by the Young Professionals of Long Island, an American Red Cross volunteer, donor, and networking group.

The American Red Cross on Long Island, made up of more than 1000 volunteers, responds to more than 200 local disasters a year in Nassau and Suffolk counties, providing emergency assistance in the form of shelter, food, financial assistance, relief supplies, emotional support, and more. When the need arises, many of these same volunteers deploy far from home to lend a hand following large-scale disasters outside our region.

The Red Cross also works to build resilient and strong communities by installing thousands of free smoke alarms in at-risk neighborhoods, by teaching water safety and first aid, and by empowering families with vital disaster-preparedness skills. Additionally, the Red Cross collects lifesaving blood and provides unwavering support to Long Island service members and their families.

The event will be held from 6 to 8 PM. Tickets to the event are $75 and include cocktails, provided by Simple Vodka, and bites by Calissa. For tickets and more info, visit www.redcross.org/whenstarscollide.

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