Because of COVID-19, getting prepared for wildfires will look a little different than in other years. With that thinking in mind, the American Red Cross has tips to help you.
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Even though this Sunday’s Farm to Table Dinner was cancelled because of the pandemic, we’re still very grateful for our partners, sponsors, and other supporters who make the fundraiser possible — and we look forward to next year’s dinner.
On Friday, May 22, workers from the Central Coast Chapter joined First 5 San Benito County to support a food distribution event in Hollister. During the COVID-19 shutdown, many families have struggled with income due to record unemployment.
Abby’s stepfather had reached out to the Red Cross, who arranged for a makeshift network of ham radio operators to relay the call from Vietnam to Delaware.
It is clear that Red Cross nurses are the embodiment of the Red Cross principles of Humanity, Impartiality, Neutrality, Independence, Voluntary Service and Unity. We all owe them a great deal of appreciation and gratitude.
A three-alarm fire raged through an 11-unit Millbrae apartment building on the afternoon of Tuesday, April 27. Nearly 60 residents (37 adults, 19 children) were
When members of the DAT team sent out a call for masks, other members of the Red Cross team responded in kind – this time with needle and thread. Thus, Project Mask was born.
Since the COVID-19 pandemic has made it impossible to have the usual in-person “Be Red Cross Ready” (BRCR) sessions, our region has begun hosting virtual BRCR presentations that are open to the public.
On January 24, 2018, Alan Freberg and Laura Bellizzi were running errands only to return to their apartment and find that their home of twenty-five years had burned down.
With social distancing the norm inside (and outside) of our region during the Covid-19 pandemic, Red Cross teams in recent weeks have begun to handle DAT calls “virtually.”
The past six weeks have been unusually quiet in Northern California. The COVID-19 outbreak has forced much of the population indoors on shelter-in-place orders. And yet, there are segments of the American workforce that forge on stronger than ever: intrepid healthcare workers, food service employees, first responders, and the American Red Cross volunteers and employees. As the largest humanitarian aid organization in the country, the work of the Red Cross is constant, as is our commitment to helping those that need us.
Inside the American Red Cross Solano County chapter office, the outlook is undeniably more optimistic. In place of the conference room’s normal tables and chairs are padded beds, techs bustling about in red scrubs, glass vials, plastic tubing, gauze and the ubiquitous red blood drop stress balls. The office’s Red Cross inhabitants have made room to welcome a new team and a lifesaving service: a blood drive.
As a ramp-up to National Volunteer Week (April 19th through April 25th), now is the perfect moment to recognize – once more – the incredible volunteers honored throughout our region at our 2019 Volunteer Recognition Events.
Our region’s four chapters are making a special effort to reschedule life-saving blood drives that have been cancelled because of the coronavirus.
LouAnne began her journey as a preparedness instructor and now leads her peers in multiple capacities. Last year, she received the San Mateo County Volunteer of the Year Award, something that came as no surprise to her colleagues.
A recent blood drive held in honor of a Watsonville fire captain was tremendously successful, as Red Cross workers collected a total of 80 units at just that single drive.
Tiffany Deneaux first volunteered for the Red Cross in 2017 during the Tubbs Fire after her local YMCA in Marin was converted into a shelter for the fire victims. In two short years, she’s deployed several times and stepped into leadership roles. For this commitment and vigor, Tiffany received the 2019 Marin County Volunteer of the Year.
This past year, Ed received the Clara Barton Award for Meritorious Volunteer Leadership. It turns out that Katrina was just the beginning of an action-filled volunteer career with the Red Cross that spans 15 years.
Danny Lucas, a fire captain with the Watsonville Fire Department, desperately needed two dozen units of blood to survive his recent brush with death. Now, taking time away from his own recovery, Danny is helping to promote an American Red Cross blood drive on Friday, February 21.
From Fleet Week to the Leadership Council, and a few roles that might surprise you, JJ has spent seven years giving to the organization.
Before they met, Helen and Sam both received aid from the International Red Cross, and then together – after the war – they received Red Cross assistance again in the United States.