And we’re off! Holiday season is upon us and it’s time once again for family, football, good cheer, yada yada yada. What we’re REALLY excited about is all the FOOD! We’ve been thinking about it since last year. Turkey, stuffing, pies, something clever you found on Pinterest….NOW IS THE TIME!!
But before you spark up that flame thrower to try out the latest cooking technique, take a few minutes to understand the risks and take appropriate safety precautions. While singeing off your eyebrows may be a funny story down the road, that’s probably not how you and your family want to remember this time together. Continue reading Cook Safe this Holiday Season
The 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:
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.
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
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
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