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

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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

Rockin’ Rides II – Circle K and Riff Raff Car Club Team to Support Red Cross

The only thing hotter than the outside temperatures were some of the cars and motorcycles that showed up at the second annual Rockin’ Rides Old School Car and Custom Bike Show.

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On Sunday, June 2, 2013, Circle K West joined with Riff Raff Car Club to once again bring Rockin’ Rides to Sacramento. Classic car and bike aficionados from around the region descended on Sacramento’s Hemlock Square for a day of fun in the sun with some truly awesome rides, great music, and plenty of food. Continue reading Rockin’ Rides II – Circle K and Riff Raff Car Club Team to Support Red Cross

The Aha Moment Tour Visits Sacramento

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Volunteers Chuck and Irene Wallis, Tami Martin, and Michael Jaime

It’s a moment of clarity, a defining moment where you gain real wisdom – wisdom you can use to change your life. Whether big or small, funny or sad, they can be surprising and inspiring. Each one is unique, deeply personal, and we think, worth sharing.

These are Aha Moments, an idea brought to Sacramento by the Mutual of Omaha as part of the Aha Moment Tour 2013. During their recent Sacramento visit – the first stop of a nationwide tour – the Aha Moment team was kind enough to invite a few Capital Region Red Cross volunteers in to share their own special moments. Continue reading The Aha Moment Tour Visits Sacramento

Capital Region and KCRA 3 Team Up for Oklahoma Tornado Relief Telethon

By Carla Brown, Red Cross Volunteer, Stockton

telethon2On Wednesday, May 22, 2013, in the wake of the devastating tornado that roared through Moore, Oklahoma, the American Red Cross Capital Region Chapter partnered with KCRA 3 Sacramento to host a fundraising telethon to support the disaster relief efforts. Volunteers from the Red Cross and several local organizations – PG & E, Grainger, Vision Service Plan, Servpro, Cal EMA, and more – answered calls from viewers looking to get involved and help Oklahomans get back on their feet. And for 14 hours – from 6:00 am to 8:00 pm – the phone calls and donations poured in. Continue reading Capital Region and KCRA 3 Team Up for Oklahoma Tornado Relief Telethon

Red Cross Survey Finds People Unclear about How to Stay Safe in Water

watersafetyEven though nearly two-thirds of families with small children plan on swimming in areas without lifeguards this summer, many people don’t know the right thing to do in water emergencies or how to keep their loved ones safe in the water, according to a new American Red Cross poll.

The survey findings show that people mistakenly believe some steps such as having a swimming buddy or flotation device will keep them safe. For example, while the Red Cross recommends that people always swim with a buddy in designated swimming areas supervised by lifeguards, buddies alone are not enough to keep swimmers safe. Continue reading Red Cross Survey Finds People Unclear about How to Stay Safe in Water

Sixth Annual Tea Affaire – Vintage High Tea

It was a trip back in time as ladies gathered for an afternoon of fun, fashion, and high spirits for the Sixth Annual Tiffany Tea Affaire. This vintage high tea event, an endeavor of the Tiffany Circle and Legacy Society, welcomed women from throughout the Capital Region to the Sacramento estate of Judy and John Reynan in celebration of the dedicated work of the American Red Cross.

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