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.
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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.
“I saw black smoke and immediately just started yelling and screaming” at the top of her lungs for her father, pounding on the door and bedroom wall, Berlin said. “My dad opened the door right away. He saw the black smoke and he got us out safely.”
Red Cross Certificate of Merit presented to Cupertino volunteer for using training skills to save a life
On September 9, 2019, Stuart Chessen, trained in American Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED, helped to save the life of a gentleman who had experienced
San Jose resident Nguyen Robson had been an American Red Cross volunteer for less than a year when he was called to help two mobile home residents displaced by a fire and received a vivid lesson about his volunteer work’s impact.
The American Red Cross is asking the public to kick off 2020 by doing something big: Give blood or platelets now to address the critical
Out of the Ashes: The story of a Santa Rosa family that survived the Tubbs Fire — and hopes to help other disaster victims
“It’s hell; it’s a terrible time, but taking one step at a time you can get through it. With the support of family and friends and maybe your faith community, you can get through it. There are angels out there who want to help. Let them help.”
Volunteer writer Lindsay R. Peak captures the story of WW II Army Veteran, Dan McCabe. “The American Red Cross and its members are honored to have met such a heroic man and even more honored to highlight his patriotism this holiday season.”
In 2017, Betsy Witthohn returned to find her home spared from fire. Many nearby residents were not as fortunate. This experience motivated her to join the American Red Cross where she quickly became an asset to her local chapter.
A volunteer’s reflections on his work for the American Red Cross was an inspirational gift this holiday season.
The American Red Cross continues to support a number of shelters in Sonoma and surrounding counties in response to the Kincade Fire — and the expanding evacuations that have been ordered.
An active Red Cross volunteer for almost 48 years, Peg Geringer has had a tremendous impact in a number of lines of service.
Local nonprofit and Red Cross partner Corazón Healdsburg offered a crucial point of contact for Latinx families during the Kincade Fire.
One look at her résumé explains why Lorraine Jacobs received the Clara Barton Award from the Central Coast Chapter earlier this year.
Did you know that more home cooking fires occur on Thanksgiving than any other day of the year? In fact, this year, an American Red
KerryAnn Laufer lost her home in the Kincade Fire, but she says her experience with the American Red Cross at the Local Assistance Center in Healdsburg on Nov. 5 helped her when she needed it the most.
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.