When asked what he would tell potential volunteers for the Red Cross, Burke replied, “It’s all about the people – working with those in need and working with others that are just as wonderful.”
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During the month of May, teams throughout our region organized and held a large number of “Sound the Alarm” events.
At last week’s American Red Cross Bay Area Chapter Board of Directors Meeting, Brenda Isaula-Cordon was honored for her 25th anniversary. Brenda began her career
Last month, more than 11,500 fewer blood and platelet donations were collected than needed. As a result, the American Red Cross urges type O donors to give now to ensure blood is available for patients in need of lifesaving treatments or facing traumas.
Two Red Cross workers, preparing for a recent “Sound the Alarm” event in the city of Hollister, saw first-hand why the organization’s campaign to reduce home-fire injuries and deaths is so important.
The International Services Team in our region is hosting a “boot camp” in San Francisco in June that will inform attendees about the program’s many activities — and prepare them to help.
During the month of April, many more impactful Sound the Alarm events were held in the American Red Cross’s Northern California Coastal Region.
Elizabeth was relieved when a friend told her that the Red Cross installs smoke detectors and provides fire safety education to seniors for free.
Each spring, a new round of Volunteer Recognition Events gets underway in our region. That made us want to take a moment to thank — one more time — the many volunteers we honored at our 2018 Recognition Events.
“I thought: these are my people,” Annie says. “It’s the personal piece of it that makes it worthwhile. My community is what kept me coming back. Even when it became the most grim.”
During the month of March, eight more “Sound the Alarm” events were held in our American Red Cross region.
When they disbanded as a group last month, members of Silicon Valley FAST could be proud of the decades of stellar service the team had provided to communities in the Bay Area and beyond.
Addison Patane 6, is not your average barista. After seeing a commercial urging help for California’s wildfire victims, she was inspired to serve others.
Ki Daniels, who has been living in an American Red Cross evacuation shelter since February 26, 2019 when forced to flee as the Russian River overtopped its banks, knows what it takes to recover from a disaster.
During the month of February, four more “Sound the Alarm” events were held in our American Red Cross region.
Ann Eichhorn, who was recognized with a Volunteer of the Year Award this past May during the annual recognition event for Marin County volunteers, serves as that county’s Disaster Chair.
Displaced mother/daughter duo of Kathleen Connors and Kelly Grimsley had barely settled in to Santa Rosa before they heard the news of the threatening Tubbs Fire near their new home.
With Red Cross experience that spans more than 26 years, volunteers Robert and Elaine Florkowski received the Clara Barton Award at the most recent recognition event in Solano County.
On Saturday, February 16, two more “Sound the Alarm” events were held in the American Red Cross’s Northern California Coastal Region.
The series of storm systems that have pummeled California this week are causing flooding and mudslides in our Red Cross region.