SACRAMENTO, Calif., Wednesday, September 17, 2014 – Wildfire season is in full swing and the American Red Cross Capital Region is hard at work supporting communities affected by continuing, drought-fueled blazes throughout our 24-county territory.
American Red Cross Capital Region volunteers are hard at work assisting residents impacted by two large wildfires – the Boles Fire in the City of Weed (Siskiyou County) and the King Fire (El Dorado County). Since Sunday, the Red Cross has operated three shelters, providing overnight stays for more than 200 residents and serving hundreds of meals to the affected communities. Continue reading American Red Cross Responds to Northern California Wildfires
Sequoia, aged six, and Twyla, aged nine, had never heard of the American Red Cross. But when heavy smoke from the Happy Camp Fire Complex descended upon their rural Northern California home in Siskiyou County, the became fast friends of the Red Cross at an evacuation shelter in Yreka. Continue reading Children’s Art Graces Yreka Shelter
While recently digging through the archives at the offices of our Northeastern California Chapter (formerly known, as indicated in the following text, as the “Three Rivers Chapter”), we came across a lovely poem written 10 years ago by a young volunteer by the name of Danielle E. Terry. Continue reading Throwback Thursday – “Volunteers”
It was December of 1955 when torrential rains caused rivers to overflow and levees to break throughout Northern California. The resulting floods left many homes destroyed and families looking for help.