From major hurricanes to massive wildfires, during 2018 the United States was hammered with large-scale disasters. Despite all of the crises, people didn’t lose hope. With the help of the American Red Cross, individuals and communities have shown resilience in the face of adversity. Wildfires destroyed more than 8.5 million acres nationwide. In California, residents…… Continue reading Red Cross Disaster Response 2018
The American Red Cross wishes everyone a safe and happy New Year! Below are steps to take to stay safe during 2019 and beyond. I will install and maintain smoke alarms. Every level of a home should have a smoke alarm. There should also be smoke alarms inside and outside each sleeping area. I will make…… Continue reading Have a Safe and Happy 2019!
We are in the midst of the holiday season, enjoying family, food, and festive decorations. Because the holidays are a peak time for congested travel and home cooking fires, the American Red Cross asks everyone to follow the steps below to help stay safe this holiday season. COOKING SAFETY Holiday cooking increases the risk of…… Continue reading Holiday Safety Tips From the Red Cross
The Camp Fire in northern California is now 100% contained but the heartbreaking devastation continues for residents of the area. The fire, which incinerated the town of Paradise and other nearby small communities, destroyed more than 13,970 homes and is the deadliest wildfire in the state’s history. American Red Cross disaster workers have been feeding…… Continue reading Local Red Cross Staff Serve in California
What do you give to the person who has everything? We all face that dilemma every holiday season! The auntie who collects elephant statues really doesn’t’ want to dust another one. The friend who’s a wine connoisseur knows his brands so well, you’re afraid of getting the wrong thing. And your mother will say she…… Continue reading Give Something that Means Something®
The American Red Cross is constantly in need of blood and platelet donors to fulfill needs all over the globe. Blood donor, Nick Savko is a perfect example of someone who understands this urgent need and has become an inspiration by doing more than his fair share to provide blood to local patients. From his…… Continue reading Nick Savko Saves Lives – So Can You!
Severe Winter Weather Preparedness Each year, hundreds of Americans are injured or killed by exposure to cold, vehicle accidents on wintry roads, and fires caused by the improper use of heaters. As we begin the winter months, the American Red Cross offers suggestions on ways to keep yourself and your family safe. Take immediate precautions…… Continue reading Be Red Cross Ready For Winter Weather!