In early June, volunteers and staff of the International Services Division gathered in Florida for a two-day training in International Humanitarian Law.
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After events like the recent mass shootings in Gilroy, El Paso, and Dayton, people may have feelings of fear, anxiety, grief, and helplessness. These are all normal feelings after this type of event. The Red Cross offers these tips to help people stay strong.
Like many empty nesters, Pamela Ingram, 58, was at a crossroads a few years ago when her son left home to attend college.
While a spring “Sound the Alarm” push was successfully completed, teams in our region have continued their home visits in June and July.
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.”
Anyone who has worked with Tanya in her many Red Cross volunteer roles would not be so surprised to hear of her award.
A fire in a South Santa Clara County neighborhood, occurring in a home where Red Cross volunteers installed smoke alarms seven months earlier, underscored the value of the organization’s Home Fire Campaign.
Driven by a deep desire to apply her former emergency response experience in a new capacity, Tamara decided to research local volunteering opportunities. Pretty soon, the Red Cross sprang to mind.
The 4th of July holiday is just around the corner and many of us will take time off to enjoy a long weekend of summer
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.