Red Cross Prepares for more Evacuations as Rim Fire Continues to Burn

Rim Fire - photo courtesy of CBS 13, Sacramento
Rim Fire – photo courtesy of CBS 13, Sacramento

As firefighters from around the state continue to battle the rapidly expanding Rim Fire in Tuolumne County, volunteers with the American Red Cross Capital Region are working hard to meet the needs of evacuated residents. Since Tuesday, Red Cross volunteers have been operating an evacuation shelter in the Manzanita Building at the Sonora Fairgrounds – 220 Southgate Drive in Sonora – where there has been a steady increase in residents as evacuation orders continue to expand. Continue reading Red Cross Prepares for more Evacuations as Rim Fire Continues to Burn

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Upcoming Events in the Capital Region – DON’T MISS OUT!

September is less than two weeks away and the American Red Cross Capital Region Chapter has some big things lined up! Don’t miss out on these great events, all supporting local Red Cross disaster response and Red Cross Service to the Armed Forces!

Second Annual Red Cross 9/11 Memorial Golf Classic

golfclassicJoin the Red Cross Capital Region Chapter on Friday, September 6th at Rancho Murieta Country Club for our Second Annual 9/11 Memorial Golf Classic! Enjoy a great day playing one of Rancho Murieta’s TWO beautiful championship golf courses then join us afterward for dinner, live auction and more with a number of special guests. Continue reading Upcoming Events in the Capital Region – DON’T MISS OUT!

Raley’s Customers Contribute more than $74,000 to Tornado Relief Effort

~Donations Going to American Red Cross and Salvation Army for Oklahoma Victims~

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L to R – Kathleen Weis, Red Cross Capital Region CEO; Jennifer Teel-Wolter, Raley’s Community Relations Manager; Major Lisa Dickinson, Salvation Army Del Oro Division Commander

On Monday, August 12, 2013, Raley’s Family of Fine Stores announced that $74,220.44 was raised in just four weeks through its Food For Families collection boxes that were designated for the Oklahoma Tornado Relief effort during the month of June. Continue reading Raley’s Customers Contribute more than $74,000 to Tornado Relief Effort

Emergency Preparedness & Building Community Resiliency Workshop

elephantLocal non-profit leaders and community stakeholders are invited to attend a FREE “Lunch and Learn” workshop on Friday, September 6.  This event, facilitated by the American Red Cross Capital Region, is directed toward community based organizations and aims to enhance their preparedness capacity for times of emergencies. Continue reading Emergency Preparedness & Building Community Resiliency Workshop

Kathleen Weis Appointed Chief Executive Officer of American Red Cross Capital Region

kathleen2After an extensive search, the American Red Cross Capital Region has announced Kathleen Weis as its new Regional Chief Executive Officer, effective August 6. Weis has served as Interim CEO since March of this year and had been serving as Chief Operating Officer for the Region since 2010.

“It is a tremendous honor to represent the American Red Cross and to lead this team of dedicated staff and volunteers,” said Weis. “The Capital Region has a long and proud history of supporting those impacted by disaster, both in our local communities, across the nation, and around the world. I look forward to continuing in that tradition of excellence, representing the humanitarian mission of the Red Cross and continuing to build a region which sets the standard for delivery of Red Cross services.” Continue reading Kathleen Weis Appointed Chief Executive Officer of American Red Cross Capital Region