Ki Daniels, who has been living in an American Red Cross evacuation shelter since February 26, 2019 when forced to flee as the Russian River overtopped its banks, knows what it takes to recover from a disaster.
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.
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.
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.
The Silicon Valley Chapter had a strong contingent of people supporting the recent Veteran’s Day parade in San Jose.
Patty O’Hara, a longtime Red Cross volunteer for the Central Coast Chapter, is donating some of the proceeds from her latest book to the Red Cross.
Mary Desautels was no stranger to service when awarded the Volunteer of the Year Award for Mendocino County in June. Mary has lived in Fort Bragg for 25 years, and for 17 of those years, she has volunteered with the American Red Cross.
Silicon Valley Chapter volunteers, with help from the San Jose Fire Department, recently installed free smoke alarms in area homes.
After reading a Q&A with Janet Packer, it’s easy to see why this Central Coast volunteer was recently honored with a Clara Barton Award.