Red Cross to Honor Local Heroes of Sacramento and Yolo Counties

heroesThe American Red Cross Capital Region is honoring community members who have performed extraordinary acts of courage. These Heroes from Sacramento and Yolo Counties will be recognized at the 13th Annual Heroes Luncheon to be held on Friday, December 13th at UC Davis Freeborn Hall in Davis, beginning at 11:00am.

As a community leader in emergency preparedness, prevention and response, the Red Cross Capital Region Chapter is proud to honor the following Heroes of Sacramento and Yolo Counties, who have taken action in a time of crisis to help others and show extraordinary human compassion:

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A Message of Gratitude on the Anniversary of Sandy

The following message is from Gail McGovern, President and CEO, American Red Cross:

It is an honor to thank you for all you have done since Superstorm Sandy hit nearly a year ago, leading to the largest Red Cross U.S. relief operation in more than five years. This storm struck an area that is not frequently targeted by tropical systems, wreaking havoc across an enormous area and catching many people off guard.

A Message of Gratitude on the Anniversary of Superstorm Sandy

As you know, this was no ordinary disaster. The storm damaged or destroyed thousands of homes, flooded large, heavily populated areas in New Jersey and New York, and knocked out power to millions. Just days after the hurricane hit, a nor’easter brought snow and freezing temperatures to the same area, making an already bad situation worse. Continue reading A Message of Gratitude on the Anniversary of Sandy

Red Cross Offers Tips for a Safe, yet Spooky Halloween

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~Avoid injuries, costume mishaps, traffic accidents~

With Halloween right around the corner, the American Red Cross would like everyone to stay safe when they don their costumes and go out to Trick-or-Treat.

Halloween’s greatest hazards aren’t vampires and villains, but falls, costume mishaps and traffic accidents, so the Red Cross is offering the following tips to help make this Halloween safe: Continue reading Red Cross Offers Tips for a Safe, yet Spooky Halloween

When Disaster Strikes, Volunteers are Ready to Help

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Clover Fire burning in Shasta County

It has been a busy few weeks around the state as wildfires have taken full advantage of the dry conditions, moving swiftly and placing communities in danger. In the Capital Region, the Rim Fire in Tuolumne County and the Clover Fire in Shasta/Tehama Counties have threatened homes and led to the opening of Red Cross evacuation shelters. Continue reading When Disaster Strikes, Volunteers are Ready to Help

Community Gives Back to Support Neighbors Impacted by Rim Fire

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Volunteers unload supplies at the Rim Fire shelter

For more than two weeks the Rim Fire has raged through the wooded terrain of Tuolumne County, fast becoming one of the largest wildfires in California history (as of this writing, the fire is the 4th largest recorded in California). The fire has ravaged the landscape, and sent smoke as far north as Canada. Continue reading Community Gives Back to Support Neighbors Impacted by Rim Fire

Red Cross Prepares for more Evacuations as Rim Fire Continues to Burn

Rim Fire - photo courtesy of CBS 13, Sacramento
Rim Fire – photo courtesy of CBS 13, Sacramento

As firefighters from around the state continue to battle the rapidly expanding Rim Fire in Tuolumne County, volunteers with the American Red Cross Capital Region are working hard to meet the needs of evacuated residents. Since Tuesday, Red Cross volunteers have been operating an evacuation shelter in the Manzanita Building at the Sonora Fairgrounds – 220 Southgate Drive in Sonora – where there has been a steady increase in residents as evacuation orders continue to expand. Continue reading Red Cross Prepares for more Evacuations as Rim Fire Continues to Burn

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!