Volunteer Perspective – Red Cross Response to Shasta County Emergency

~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

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Learn to Save a Life During Red Cross Month

CPRThere 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.

HandsOnlyCPRHowever, 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

Upcoming Events in the Capital Region – DON’T MISS OUT!

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

golfclassicJoin 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!