Team Fire Stopper West Sacramento Safety Seminar (Part 2)

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Volunteer instructor David Kennedy (Right) shows Team Firestopper participants how to crawl on the floor to escape a home fire.

Read more about the Team Firestopper event in West Sacramento here – Team Fire Stopper West Sacramento Safety Seminar (Part 2).

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Red Cross Supporting Cooling Centers Throughout the Region

coolingstationSeveral counties in the Capital Region have requested Red Cross support as they open cooling centers to provide area residents with shelter from the current heatwave. Record-setting temperatures are creating the potential for health emergencies if people are not careful. Stay tuned to the blog for updates as additional centers open. Also check out this list of local Offices of Emergency Services for local updates and of course see the Red Cross resources available to help you beat the heat. Continue reading Red Cross Supporting Cooling Centers Throughout the Region

2013 Annual Meeting

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Capital Region Chapter Board of Directors – 2013

On Tuesday, June 18, the Capital Region Chapter held its annual meeting at the Old Sugar Mill in Clarksburg, California. It was a time to share in the stories and successes of the past year, as well as an opportunity to look ahead to another exciting year in the Capital Region. Continue reading 2013 Annual Meeting

Red Cross Recognizes Heroes of Stanislaus and Tuolumne Counties

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Despite what the movies may tell us, our heroes don’t wear funny costumes or work out of secret high tech caves. They don’t have secret identities. However, many heroes may display super powers when they must. And sometimes they may have trusty sidekicks backing them up in times of need. Continue reading Red Cross Recognizes Heroes of Stanislaus and Tuolumne Counties

Prayer Canvas for Boston Bombing Victims Visits Sacramento

canvas1On Friday, June 7, 2013, the Prayer Canvas – a collection of messages and well wishes for those impacted by the recent bombings at the Boston Marathon – stopped by the steps of the State Capitol in Sacramento. The canvas offered Sacramento the chance to extend their sympathies and messages of hope to the city of Boston. Continue reading Prayer Canvas for Boston Bombing Victims Visits Sacramento

Capital Region Volunteers Help Out Oklahoma

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Destruction in Moore, OK. Photo by Cynthia Olson

The tornado hit Moore, Oklahoma on Monday, May 20. On Tuesday, May 21, Capital Region volunteer Cynthia Olson was on a plane heading into the heart of the devastation to comfort those that had lost everything in an instant.

For the next 10 days, Cynthia would travel the impacted areas as part of a Red Cross Spiritual Care Team, providing a helping hand to those in need. Whether offering a shoulder to cry on, an ear to listen, or simply offering a hug, Cynthia and her team found ways to bring hope to neighborhoods that had been literally blown off the map. Continue reading Capital Region Volunteers Help Out Oklahoma