During this time of year, when we remember the special people in our lives, it’s impossible to overlook the amazing work of the many volunteers who are at the heart of everything we do in the American Red Cross.
Dwayne Taaffe is one such volunteer, supporting our Central Coast Chapter’s Disaster Action Team. Following an early-morning response this week in which Dwayne and other members of our team provided “canteening” services to firefighters responding to an industrial fire in Salinas, Dwayne sent me the following email in response to a quick thank-you note. Read more
Patty O’Hara is a longtime Red Cross volunteer for client services for the Central Coast Chapter. She is also writer and winner of the Family Circle Fiction Contest of 2010 for her short story, “The Secrets of Celestial Navigation.”
Patty is generously donating some of the proceeds from her latest book, True East, to the American Red Cross. Read more
Cheryl Powell, Joanne Hagerty, and Sid Matlock deployed out of the chapter’s Carmel office.
The Central Coast Chapter, in preparation for the landfall of Hurricane Florence, has deployed 7 volunteers to support sheltering, transportation, and feeding. The Volunteers deploying with a combined 40 deployments under their belts are Jay Dravich, John Crepeau, Joanne Hagerty, Sid Matlock, Cheryl Powell, Frances Rinaldo, and John Delange. All have agreed to a minimum 2-week assignment. Read more
In an effort to make our neighbors safer, volunteers from our Central Coast Chapter joined forces with our partners this past weekend to install 121 free smoke alarms in homes in the city of Watsonville. In all, our Sound the Alarm – Save a Life activity helped make 58 adults and children safer through the installations and accompanying safety education. Read more