Medical volunteers go above and beyond during Santa Rosa firestorm

By Kathryn Hecht

American Red Cross volunteer and Windsor resident Peggy Goebel had barely unpacked from her deployment to Hurricane Harvey when she was evacuated to the Santa Rosa Veterans Memorial Building in the early hours of October 9. She was one of hundreds of area residents, fleeing wildfires, who were streaming into the facility.

A photo of Peggy Goebel, shown with Rene Steinhauer, center, and State Senator Mike McGuire.

Peggy Goebel 
is shown with Rene Steinhauer, center, and State Senator Mike McGuire.

But with the raging flames, ash, and heat baring down on that part of Sonoma County from both the Tubbs fire to the north and the Nuns fire to the east, Peggy sprang into action, marshaling decades of nursing experience and recently renewed training with the Red Cross. Read the rest of Peggy’s story.