“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.”
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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.
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.
During the month of February, four more “Sound the Alarm” events were held in our American Red Cross region.
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.
The American Red Cross responded with support after a gas line explosion in San Francisco on February 6 displaced residents and workers.
Silicon Valley Chapter board member Chris Carlton received a 2018 Clara Barton Award.
On January 26, teams led by the American Red Cross of the Central Coast visited 69 homes in a 24-block area in the city of Seaside, installing 175 free smoke alarms.
The Silicon Valley Chapter office was the site of a recent “boot camp” that introduced local members of Rotary International to Red Cross volunteer opportunities.
Volunteers installed free smokes alarms at the La Buona Vita Mobile Home Park recently, making more than 150 residents there safer.
When Katrina hit in 2005, Briana Taylor joined the American Red Cross so she could help. She’s been a dedicated volunteer ever since.
In September 2018, the Contra Costa Chapter of the American Red Cross recognized five individuals who helped make a positive impact on their communities and the American Red Cross. These are a few of their stories.
Moved to act by images of this fall’s California wildfires, several Pacific Grove fourth graders spearheaded an effort to raise funds for the recovery effort.
In this touching first-person account, a Silicon Valley Chapter board member describes how a recent emergency with a longtime friend made her grateful for health and safety training she received from the Red Cross.
With the Camp Fire in mind, Dr. Charles Renner; his wife, Susan; their family; and their friends decided to do something different with their Christmas giving this year.
Almost 50 volunteers from the Silicon Valley Chapter, working in the rain on December 1, installed almost 170 smoke alarms in area homes.
The devastation that Hurricane Katrina left in the state of Louisiana and nearby states was enough inspiration for Donna Logan to get involved with the Red Cross.