American Red Cross Urges Preparedness in Wake of Napa Earthquake

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In the early morning of August 24, a 6.1 magnitude earthquake rattled through Napa County and surrounding areas, causing injuries, damaging homes, business and utilities, and delivering a jarring wake-up call to Californians reminding of our earthquake risks. Continue reading American Red Cross Urges Preparedness in Wake of Napa Earthquake

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American Red Cross Opens Two Evacuation Centers Following Napa Quake

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American Red Cross evacuation centers are now open in Napa and Vallejo for anyone affected by Sunday’s early morning 6.1 magnitude earthquake near American Canyon, California. Continue reading American Red Cross Opens Two Evacuation Centers Following Napa Quake

Throwback Thursday – “Volunteers”

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While recently digging through the archives at the offices of our Northeastern California Chapter (formerly known, as indicated in the following text, as the “Three Rivers Chapter”), we came across a lovely poem written 10 years ago by a young volunteer by the name of Danielle E. Terry. Continue reading Throwback Thursday – “Volunteers”

American Red Cross of Northeastern California CEO, Martha Griese, Retiring Following 10 Years of Dedicated Service

Red Cross of Northeastern California CEO, Martha Griese. Photo by Appeal Democrat
Red Cross of Northeastern California CEO, Martha Griese. Photo by Appeal Democrat

It was December of 1955 when torrential rains caused rivers to overflow and levees to break throughout Northern California. The resulting floods left many homes destroyed and families looking for help.

Among those to lose their home in the disaster was elementary school student, Martha Griese. For Martha and her family, as with all who had lost their homes, the impact was devastating. But Martha soon found comfort and hope in the form of the many Red Cross volunteers responding to provide disaster relief. Continue reading American Red Cross of Northeastern California CEO, Martha Griese, Retiring Following 10 Years of Dedicated Service

Families Gather For Support in the Midst of NorCal Fires

Smoke rises from the Eiler Fire and Bald Fire. Photo by Ryan Albaugh
Smoke rises from the Eiler Fire and Bald Fire. Photo by Ryan Albaugh

Written by Red Cross volunteer, Kimberly Hanlon

Some came on a voluntary evacuation and then there are those who arrived after emergency officials came pounding on their front door. On Saturday night, August 2, as the nearby Eiler Fire and Bald Fire spread across the landscape, residents of Johnson Park were evacuated from their homes, having only 15 minutes to gather what personal belongings they could. Neighbors found themselves in a panic as they processed what was a necessity and what memories were worth leaving behind. Continue reading Families Gather For Support in the Midst of NorCal Fires