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“It’s hell; it’s a terrible time, but taking one step at a time you can get through it. With the support of family and friends and maybe your faith community, you can get through it. There are angels out there who want to help. Let them help.”
Volunteer writer Lindsay R. Peak captures the story of WW II Army Veteran, Dan McCabe. “The American Red Cross and its members are honored to have met such a heroic man and even more honored to highlight his patriotism this holiday season.”
In 2017, Betsy Witthohn returned to find her home spared from fire. Many nearby residents were not as fortunate. This experience motivated her to join the American Red Cross where she quickly became an asset to her local chapter.
A volunteer’s reflections on his work for the American Red Cross was an inspirational gift this holiday season.
The American Red Cross continues to support a number of shelters in Sonoma and surrounding counties in response to the Kincade Fire — and the expanding evacuations that have been ordered.
An active Red Cross volunteer for almost 48 years, Peg Geringer has had a tremendous impact in a number of lines of service.
Local nonprofit and Red Cross partner Corazón Healdsburg offered a crucial point of contact for Latinx families during the Kincade Fire.
One look at her résumé explains why Lorraine Jacobs received the Clara Barton Award from the Central Coast Chapter earlier this year.
Did you know that more home cooking fires occur on Thanksgiving than any other day of the year? In fact, this year, an American Red
KerryAnn Laufer lost her home in the Kincade Fire, but she says her experience with the American Red Cross at the Local Assistance Center in Healdsburg on Nov. 5 helped her when she needed it the most.
Many local volunteers who were evacuated from their own homes worked tirelessly on an effort that allowed more than 6,500 evacuees to stay in Red Cross and community shelters.
Jeanne Sternbergh spent many years as a Red Cross Disaster Action Team member, responding countless times to help Sonoma County residents displaced by home fires. Now she’s helping herself.
By Julianna Jaynes, an AmeriCorps member Both of my parents grew up in military families, but with neither of them enlisting, I grew up a
Sonoma County Supervisor James Gore says the “new normal” should refer to preparedness, not disaster. “Let’s embrace being ready,” he said during a press conference during the Kincade Fire.
The Santa Rosa Junior College student nurses who turned out in force to help the nearly 1500 residents of three Santa Rosa Red Cross shelters during the Kincade Fire were true “unsung heroes,” says Red Cross nurse Peggy Goebel.
People helping people keeps the community safe in emergencies. These simple stories highlight humanity.
Chris Reese’s position at Salesforce enables him to do great work for the company — and for the many people supported by the American Red Cross during a disaster like the massive Kincade Fire evacuation.
“We had to rush and put things together,” Fredericks said. Their car loaded, the sisters, along with their 10-year-old terrier-mix dog Jack plus two cats, headed toward the Veterans building. A neighbor had passed on word that an evacuation shelter was opening there.
When asked how she was feeling, Cathy was so excited that she got over 9 hours of sleep the night before. After a night filled with emergency alerts and packing their belongings early Sunday morning, she felt safe in the shelter.