Today is one of our favorite days of the year in the Gold Country Region. This morning, at the Woodland Community Center (Yolo County), we will celebrate our Annual Heroes Recognition Luncheon and proudly recognize members of the community who have gone above and beyond to make a difference. From saving lives – of both people AND pets, to going the extra mile to make a positive impact, Heroes come in all forms. Continue reading Red Cross Honors Local Heroes of Sacramento and Yolo Counties
This weekend, in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. National Day of Service and a continued commitment to serve our communities, Red Cross volunteers will visit neighborhoods in Sacramento, Chico, and Turlock to help residents be fire safe.
The community canvass events – during which volunteers will also install smoke detectors in homes in need – is part of a national Red Cross campaign aimed to reduce deaths and injuries from home fires by as much as 25 percent over the next five years. Continue reading Red Cross Fire Safety Campaign Aims to Raise Awareness, Reduce Deaths and Injuries
~Local Assistance Center now open in Weed~
The American Red Cross has opened a Local Assistance Center for residents impacted by the Boles Fire in the City of Weed. Located at the College of the Siskiyous, 800 College Ave in Weed, Red Cross volunteers will be on-site daily from 10am – 7pm* to meet with impacted residents and provide disaster assistance. Continue reading American Red Cross Offers Resources for Residents Impacted by Boles Fire
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
It’s that time of year again in the Capital Region, STATE FAIR TIME! This year the American Red Cross Capital Region has teamed up with long-time partner in emergency preparedness, PG&E, at a couple of booths right in the middle of all the fair action. Continue reading Red Cross at the State Fair
The long Fourth of July weekend is here and many people will spend part of their holiday at a backyard or community pool. The American Red Cross is issuing ten steps people should take to be safe while poolside.
A recent Red Cross survey found that eight out of ten Americans are planning water activities such as going to the beach, pool, water park, or boating or fishing this summer. A third (32 percent) of all Americans plan to swim at a place without a lifeguard. The Red Cross has launched an anti-drowning campaign this summer that promotes swim lessons and safe swimming. Continue reading Red Cross Issues Top Ten Ways to Be Safe When Swimming Over 4th of July Holiday
Written by Sandy Baker, Red Cross Volunteer
When we pack our bags and check in at the airline counter for a long overdue trip to Maui, most of us never give a second thought to what goes on behind the scenes of an airport to keep us safe. Just like home, school, or work, the entire airport must create a cohesive plan, working together to prepare for potential emergencies. Continue reading Red Cross Takes Part in Triennial Airport Exercise
~Written by Caroline Nilsson, Volunteer for the American Red Cross of Northeastern California~
It was 6 PM on Friday night when my cell phone rang. Pat Day’s voice was on the line.
“You won’t believe it,” she said. “You know that explosion that happened a couple of days ago? Well, they’ve found explosives in the house. They’re evacuating the area. We need to open a shelter.”
I’d been expecting a call. Amidst the driest winter in years, the rain had finally begun to fall on our Northeastern California town, and rain in Redding often means snow in the mountains. I’d already gotten a heads-up that we might need to open a shelter in Siskiyou if the storms were bad. We hadn’t been expecting explosives. Continue reading Volunteer Perspective – Red Cross Response to Shasta County Emergency
There is never a bad time to learn how to save a life. Red Cross classes are available throughout the Capital Region on a daily basis, teaching critical skills that help to prepare you for disaster and know how to respond in the face of emergencies.
However, the month of March offers a few additional opportunities to make a difference. March is Red Cross Month, and throughout the month, the American Red Cross Capital Region will offer free Hands-Only CPR training sessions and Automated External Defibrillator (AED) demonstrations as part of Save-a-Life Saturdays! Continue reading Learn to Save a Life During Red Cross Month
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
Join 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!