April is Pet First Aid Awareness Month

*Posted by the American Red Cross*

dogfirstaidApril is Pet First Aid Awareness Month and a great opportunity for pet owners to brush up on tips from the American Red Cross to keep their animals safe and healthy as we head into spring and summer. Continue reading April is Pet First Aid Awareness Month

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Local Governments Proclaim March “Red Cross Month”

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Volunteers from the Northeastern CA Chapter accepted a proclamation from the City of Redding

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.

This year, several local governments from within the Capital Region also moved to recognize Red Cross Month, presenting local proclamations and honoring the work of the thousands of “everyday heroes” delivering Red Cross services throughout our expansive territory. Continue reading Local Governments Proclaim March “Red Cross Month”

“Angels in the Alley” Brings Celebrities, Bowling, and Family Fun to Strikes Unlimited

bowling3Bowling 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.

Continue reading “Angels in the Alley” Brings Celebrities, Bowling, and Family Fun to Strikes Unlimited

American Red Cross Joins with City of Sacramento to Launch “Team FireStopper” Safety and Education Campaign

signThe 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.

Team FireStopper is a new disaster mitigation program that raises fire prevention awareness using targeted community outreach and fire safety seminars to encourage communities to be proactive in their fire preparedness efforts. Today’s seminar, held at the Oak Park Community Center in Sacramento, welcomed 55 registered participants from the local community to receive hands-on experience planning and preparing for fire emergencies. Continue reading American Red Cross Joins with City of Sacramento to Launch “Team FireStopper” Safety and Education Campaign

American Red Cross Presents ‘Save-a-Life Saturday’ Events throughout Red Cross Month

Flyer_SALS2013 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!

In addition to Hands-Only CPR and AED, these free public events – to be held in several locations within the Capital region – Red Cross volunteers will be on site sharing information about how to plan for disasters, including how to put together a disaster kit, how to make an emergency plan with your family, and special disaster activities for kids. Continue reading American Red Cross Presents ‘Save-a-Life Saturday’ Events throughout Red Cross Month

Capital Region Chapter Honors Four Local Military Members with Challenge Coins for Exceptional Service

challengecoinA 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.

On Thursday, January 31, 2013, at the Army National Guard Training Center in Sacramento, the Red Cross Tiffany Circle and Legacy Society proudly presented Challenge Coin awards to four local military members in recognition for excellence in service. This event marked the Capital Region Chapter’s first Challenge Coin Awards and welcomed over 150 guests from all branches of the military to pay tribute to the honorees. Continue reading Capital Region Chapter Honors Four Local Military Members with Challenge Coins for Exceptional Service