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Thank you to Our Partners

[August 13, 2018] As communities across Lake County transition from response to recovery for the Mendocino Complex Fire, the American Red Cross would like to share its gratitude to all our partners that have worked so hard to care for the thousands of people impacted by this disaster over the past two weeks.

Managing the Generous Donation of Goods

[August 11, 2018] Every disaster seems to generate an avalanche of goods donations from the public, thanks to heart-wrenching appeals and visuals of people fleeing their homes with next to nothing. But can there be too much of a good thing?

World Central Kitchen Arrives to Support Mendocino Complex Shelters

[August 11, 2018] On the menu for lunch on Monday, August 6th for Red Cross shelters serving the evacuees of the Mendocino Complex Fire: 1,000 servings of non-spicy vegetable Thai curry and mixed green salad – the first of many meals coming their way from the World Central Kitchen, launched by famed Chef José Andrés after the 2010 Haiti earthquake.

Lake County Strong

[August 10, 2018] Lake County has been struck by four years of unprecedented wildfires. Each time tragedy has struck, this community responded heroically. Your Red Cross team, of mostly volunteers, has been honored to be here to serve alongside this community during each one of these emergencies.

This Bud is for you

[August 8, 2018] Some 13 pallets of canned water donated by Anheuser-Busch to the Red Cross in its response to the Mendocino Complex wildfires arrived in Middletown on Monday.

First Days of Retirement on Deployment

[August 5, 2018] On his final day of work in his 39-year career, Jim Camarillo of Menlo Park rose early to join other volunteers at the American Red Cross shelter at the Twin Pines Casino in Middletown, where nearly 100 men, women and children had taken refuge the night before from the ravages of the Mendocino Complex fire.

Lake County Red Cross Volunteers – A Legacy of Service

[August 4, 2018] Some of Lake County’s most ardent Red Cross volunteers are among the region’s residents most familiar with its disaster threats and those ready to lend a hand to others. Take Deborah Smith, Lower Lake shelter site supervisor, whose own Buckingham Park home was under advisory evacuation because of the Mendocino Complex Fire. She nevertheless offered lodging this week to fellow Red Crosser, Jeff Plank, evacuated from his Upper Lake home.