Local Governments Proclaim March “Red Cross Month”

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Volunteers from the Northeastern CA Chapter accepted a proclamation from the City of Redding

March is Red Cross Month. It is a time to recognize and celebrate the “everyday heroes” at work in our communities everyday, making it possible for the Red Cross to fulfill its mission to provide comfort and alleviate suffering around the world. Beginning with Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1943, every United States President has since designated March as Red Cross Month.

This year, several local governments from within the Capital Region also moved to recognize Red Cross Month, presenting local proclamations and honoring the work of the thousands of “everyday heroes” delivering Red Cross services throughout our expansive territory. Continue reading Local Governments Proclaim March “Red Cross Month”

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“Angels in the Alley” Brings Celebrities, Bowling, and Family Fun to Strikes Unlimited

bowling3Bowling spirits were high and full throttle on Saturday, March 9, as celebrities, volunteers, and fun seekers of all ages decended on Strikes Unlimited in Rocklin, CA for the First Annual Angels in the Alley Celebrity Bowling Tournament, benefitting the American Red Cross!

More than 300 bowlers turned out for an afternoon of fun for the whole family, featuring numerous local and national celebrities and a wide range of bowling “skills”. Thanks to the generosity of participants and over 40 sponsors, the First Annual event raised nearly $7,000 for the Red Cross.

Continue reading “Angels in the Alley” Brings Celebrities, Bowling, and Family Fun to Strikes Unlimited

American Red Cross Joins with City of Sacramento to Launch “Team FireStopper” Safety and Education Campaign

signThe American Red Cross Capital Region Chapter teamed with the City of Sacramento Fire Department and the Oak Park Neighborhood Association on Saturday to launch “Team FireStopper,” a fire safety and education program aimed to reduce the occurrences and impacts of house fires.

Team FireStopper is a new disaster mitigation program that raises fire prevention awareness using targeted community outreach and fire safety seminars to encourage communities to be proactive in their fire preparedness efforts. Today’s seminar, held at the Oak Park Community Center in Sacramento, welcomed 55 registered participants from the local community to receive hands-on experience planning and preparing for fire emergencies. Continue reading American Red Cross Joins with City of Sacramento to Launch “Team FireStopper” Safety and Education Campaign

American Red Cross Presents ‘Save-a-Life Saturday’ Events throughout Red Cross Month

Flyer_SALS2013 March is Red Cross Month, and throughout the month, the American Red Cross Capital Region Chapter will offer free Hands-Only CPR training sessions and Automated External Difibulator (AED) demonstrations as part of Save-a-Life Saturdays!

In addition to Hands-Only CPR and AED, these free public events – to be held in several locations within the Capital region – Red Cross volunteers will be on site sharing information about how to plan for disasters, including how to put together a disaster kit, how to make an emergency plan with your family, and special disaster activities for kids. Continue reading American Red Cross Presents ‘Save-a-Life Saturday’ Events throughout Red Cross Month