Emergency Preparedness & Building Community Resiliency Workshop

elephantLocal non-profit leaders and community stakeholders are invited to attend a FREE “Lunch and Learn” workshop on Friday, September 6.  This event, facilitated by the American Red Cross Capital Region, is directed toward community based organizations and aims to enhance their preparedness capacity for times of emergencies. Continue reading Emergency Preparedness & Building Community Resiliency Workshop

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Kathleen Weis Appointed Chief Executive Officer of American Red Cross Capital Region

kathleen2After an extensive search, the American Red Cross Capital Region has announced Kathleen Weis as its new Regional Chief Executive Officer, effective August 6. Weis has served as Interim CEO since March of this year and had been serving as Chief Operating Officer for the Region since 2010.

“It is a tremendous honor to represent the American Red Cross and to lead this team of dedicated staff and volunteers,” said Weis. “The Capital Region has a long and proud history of supporting those impacted by disaster, both in our local communities, across the nation, and around the world. I look forward to continuing in that tradition of excellence, representing the humanitarian mission of the Red Cross and continuing to build a region which sets the standard for delivery of Red Cross services.” Continue reading Kathleen Weis Appointed Chief Executive Officer of American Red Cross Capital Region

Woodland Uncovers Red Cross Time Capsule

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It happens all the time. You’re not sure what you want to do with something, but you know you don’t want to throw it away. So instead you put it in a box and hide it somewhere out of the way thinking that eventually you will come back to it. But deep in your heart, you probably know you’re never going to see that something again until you have to pack up and move. Continue reading Woodland Uncovers Red Cross Time Capsule

9/11 Memorial Golf Classic – Coming September 6th!

GolfBannerIt may be hard to believe, but September is right around the corner! We’re getting really excited here in the Capital Region because that means we’re only a short time away from our 2nd Annual 9/11 Memorial Golf Classic, set for Friday, September 6 at Rancho Murieta Country Club!

The Memorial Golf Classic is a great chance to spend a fun day out on the course with your friends and colleagues – Rancho Murieta offers TWO championship courses for this event! This is also a day to pay tribute to those who lost their lives to the 9/11 tragedies and honor the first responders that rushed in to help and those who work to protect our communities each and every day. Continue reading 9/11 Memorial Golf Classic – Coming September 6th!

Red Cross Supporting Cooling Centers Throughout the Region

coolingstationSeveral counties in the Capital Region have requested Red Cross support as they open cooling centers to provide area residents with shelter from the current heatwave. Record-setting temperatures are creating the potential for health emergencies if people are not careful. Stay tuned to the blog for updates as additional centers open. Also check out this list of local Offices of Emergency Services for local updates and of course see the Red Cross resources available to help you beat the heat. Continue reading Red Cross Supporting Cooling Centers Throughout the Region