Local nonprofit and Red Cross partner Corazón Healdsburg offered a crucial point of contact for Latinx families during the Kincade Fire.
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One look at her résumé explains why Lorraine Jacobs received the Clara Barton Award from the Central Coast Chapter earlier this year.
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.
This Red Cross shelter is just what this trio — and hundreds of others here — have so desperately needed
A Red Cross shelter in Petaluma has been just the ticket for a trio of evacuees — and hundreds of others like them here.
Debbie Chiurco, a resident of the Sonoma County city of Sebastopol, and her dog “Shorty” were warmly greeted at a Red Cross shelter in Petaluma.
On October 19, 2019 a team of over 100 Red Cross and Tzu Chi Foundation volunteers supported by Council Member for District 7, Maya Esparza, San Jose Fire Department worked in teams to install smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors.
The Red Cross SAF has been a vital part of the Humanitarian Village for many years. This year was no different. Under the Leadership of Go Funai, Regional Director for SAF, and Workers in Charge Liz Dietz, Jolinda Sim, and JJ Lara, a team of about 90 volunteers from across the Bay Area manned the Red Cross area on the Marina Green on Friday, Saturday and Sunday (October 11, 12 and 13, 2019).
Galveston Island had seen better days. Hurricane Jerry had battered the Texas barrier island cum tourist haunt the day before, leaving flooded roads strewn with flotsam and sand dunes pummeled into the mud. Jim Aldrich of the American Red Cross, who was in Galveston as part of the organization’s recovery effort, had just settled in to watch Game 3 of the World Series from his hotel room. The game’s telecast, aired live from San Francisco, suddenly scratched with static as the frame jerked and spasmed. There was confusion, shouting.
“We’re having an earth-” someone said before the live feed cut to black.
As of Thursday, a Red Flag Warning expired in Northern California but went into effect for Los Angeles, Orange, San Bernardino, and Ventura counties through
Two years ago today, our counties were struck by one of the most devastating disasters in recent memory. It has been extraordinary, and humbling, to
October 17, 1989, started off as an ordinary day for Patsy Gasca. But at 5:04 p.m., the Loma Prieta earthquake struck Northern California, causing widespread damage from the San Francisco metropolis to the much smaller towns in Monterey and Santa Cruz counties. The quake also changed the trajectory of Patsy’s life.
“It was a real pinnacle moment for me,” he said. “That’s when I really decided to seriously consider public safety as a profession. I saw first-hand what public service really means.” Now Deputy Chief of Police for the City of Santa Cruz, Martinez reflects on another life pivot that resulted from that long-ago quake deployment: The experience formally introduced him to the American Red Cross.
Howard had just come off what he called ‘his second retirement’ when he decided that he needed to return to Iraq. Howard is no stranger to Iraq having deployed previously to COB Speicher, Balad and Camp Victory. The American Red Cross Service to the Armed Forces (SAF) deployment overseas can be “laborious, tedious and dangerous” Howard said. As it turns out, the rewards outweigh all of that.