Sleeves Up Blood Drive & Fundraising Event a Great Success

Thank you to all the blood donors who made Friday’s Sleeves Up Blood Drive and Fundraising Event a success!

We collected 75 units of blood at Sutter Health Park, home of the Sacramento River Cats. That amount can potentially save 225 lives!

A special thanks to our sponsors, including Sutter Health, Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Sacramento, Reliable GMC, Port of Stockton, UC Davis Health and SMUD.

If you want to register to donate blood — including at our Nov. 5 blood drive with the Sacramento Kings, visit Text SLEEVESUP to 41411 to support this critical lifesaving work with a financial contribution.

Warehouse Volunteer Spotlight: Mike Woods

One the critical parts of our mission is moving relief goods where they’re needed most. Mike Woods is currently a one-man team in Yuba City, getting supplies ready and shipped off to areas of the state where the Red Cross is helping people affected by wildfires.

If you’d like to volunteer to help Mike, or join the Red Cross in other capacities, please visit

Disaster Mental Health Worker Spotlight: Brenda Benjamin

American Red Cross Disaster Mental Health workers like Brenda Benjamin provide valuable assistance to people who have been impacted by disasters like wildfires.

If you need mental or spiritual care assistance, or any other kind of assistance because you were affected by the wildfires, please call 1-800-RED CROSS.

Knocking on Doors

During times of trouble, you can count on American Red Cross volunteers like Mike Woods to arrive on scene with a smile on their face (though it may be hard to see through the face mask)! Our Red Cross volunteer spent his days knocking on the doors of Butte County hotels to deliver meals to residents displaced by the recent fires. If you’re interested in joining our team please go to