Local Heroes of Calaveras and San Joaquin County Honored by Red Cross

heroesawardsHeroes. Ordinary people performing extraordinary acts. They don’t do it for recognition or accolades, but rather simply because it needs to be done.

This was a common theme running through the 11th Annual Red Cross Heroes event, held Wednesday, April 10 at Wine and Roses in Lodi, CA. This year’s Heroes event honored 21 local heroes from Calaveras and San Joaquin counties for their selfless actions and offered an opportunity to recognize the heroism that surrounds us everyday.

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Local Heroes honored by the Red Cross

Nominated by friends, family, and community members, and applauded by a reception hall filled to capacity, this year’s heroes humbly accepted recognition for acts they felt were simply their duty to perform. From performing lifesaving CPR to donating bone marrow, from honoring and assisting military veterans to creating a student project that reaches out to the community, the spotlight shined brightly on heroes of all ages for their efforts which have left a lasting impact on those they have helped and the communities in which they live. Continue reading Local Heroes of Calaveras and San Joaquin County Honored by Red Cross

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Red Cross Expands Social Media Presence

*The following article was published by Congressional Quarterly on Monday, April 8, 2013*

RedCrossSocialMediaBy Jennifer Scholtes, CQ Staff

Immediately following the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, the Red Cross was seeing Facebook and Twitter messages posted by survivors saying their family members were trapped beneath the rubble, but the organization that helps people during disasters was largely helpless in the realm of social media. Continue reading Red Cross Expands Social Media Presence

Annual Star-Studded Auction to Support Red Cross Offers Exclusive Items

2013JoinedForcesAuctionFlyer-FINALKicking into high gear this week is the annual Get Prepared, California! auction to promote earthquake preparedness and to support the American Red Cross. The online auction runs through April 26, with many once-in-a-lifetime items available for bidding at www.GetPreparedCalifornia.org.

Exclusive items available for bidding include opportunities to meet celebrity bands and musicians such as Shania Twain, Maroon 5 and Justin Bieber, meet star athletes and see them in action, get dance lessons from the pros at Dancing with the Stars and tickets to this year’s final show, and win a Kennedy Space Center All-Access Space Pass astronaut-training experience. Continue reading Annual Star-Studded Auction to Support Red Cross Offers Exclusive Items

Legislative Symposium and Day at the Capitol

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Day at the Capitol

Red Cross officials from around the state traveled to Sacramento to discuss the latest Red Cross happenings and to meet with local legislators during the annual Red Cross Legislative Symposium and Day at the Capitol, held April 2-3, 2013.

This annual event offers a unique opportunity for Red Crossers from around the state to interface and network with each other and receive updates on key activities in California, while also providing an education on legislative processes and direct contact with local elected officials. Continue reading Legislative Symposium and Day at the Capitol

Red Cross to Honor Heroes of San Joaquin and Calaveras Counties

Everyday individuals performing extraordinary acts of courage

heroesOn Wednesday, April 10, the American Red Cross will honor 19 community members from San Joaquin and CalaverasCounties who have performed extraordinary acts of courage. These outstanding individuals will be recognized at the annual Heroes Breakfast at Wine and Roses in Lodi, beginning at 7:30am.

This annual event pays special tribute to local everyday heroes who have performed heroic acts. This year’s honorees were nominated by members of the community for such selfless deeds as spearheading a student community project, honoring fallen soldiers through volunteer efforts, donating bone marrow, performing life saving CPR, and much more. Continue reading Red Cross to Honor Heroes of San Joaquin and Calaveras Counties

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”