News and Stories of the American Red Cross Gold Country Region
Author: American Red Cross California Gold Country Region
The California Gold Country Region serves a twenty-six county territory including Alpine, Amador, Butte, Calaveras, Colusa, Del Norte, El Dorado, Glenn, Humboldt, Lake, Lassen, Mendocino, Modoc, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Sacramento, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou, Sutter, Tehama, Trinity, Tuolumne, Yolo, and Yuba counties
Red Cross officials from around the state traveled to Sacramento to discuss the latest Red Cross happenings and to meet with local legislators during the annual Red Cross Legislative Symposium and Day at the Capitol, held April 2-3, 2013.
This annual event offers a unique opportunity for Red Crossers from around the state to interface and network with each other and receive updates on key activities in California, while also providing an education on legislative processes and direct contact with local elected officials. Continue reading Legislative Symposium and Day at the Capitol
Everyday individuals performing extraordinary acts of courage
On Wednesday, April 10, the American Red Cross will honor 19 community members from San Joaquin and CalaverasCounties who have performed extraordinary acts of courage. These outstanding individuals will be recognized at the annual Heroes Breakfast at Wine and Roses in Lodi, beginning at 7:30am.
This annual event pays special tribute to local everyday heroes who have performed heroic acts. This year’s honorees were nominated by members of the community for such selfless deeds as spearheading a student community project, honoring fallen soldiers through volunteer efforts, donating bone marrow, performing life saving CPR, and much more. Continue reading Red Cross to Honor Heroes of San Joaquin and Calaveras Counties
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.
Bowling 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.
The 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.
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!
A military tradition which began during World War I, “Challenge Coins” have long been a symbol of honor and appreciation for outstanding service. Often exchanged between military personnel to recognize the actions of each other, the American Red Cross Capital Region Chapter is honored to continue this time-honored tradition.