by Dave Wagner, Public Affairs Volunteer From how to be safe and prepared in an emergency to how to take care of your pet, the American Red Cross has a suite of apps for mobile devices that includes something for everyone. Emergency App The all-inclusive Emergency App combines more than 35 emergency alerts to help … Continue reading What Are They Saying About Red Cross Mobile Apps?
by Dave Wagner, Public Affairs Volunteer May 6-12 is National Nurses Week, and the American Red Cross is pleased to highlight the vital role our nurses play in helping to achieve our humanitarian mission. In the spring of 2019, Nadine Frankel found herself at a Red Cross shelter in Little Rock, Arkansas, volunteering as the … Continue reading Red Cross Nurses in Action
Heroes walk among us every single day. They are more than just firefighters, doctors, nurses, police officers, they can look like you and me. Everyday heroes like our neighbors, students, construction workers, truck drivers, teachers, and more are going above and beyond for those around them. Heroes like University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) students … Continue reading Red Cross Honors Two UCSB Lifesaving Heroes
by Dave Wagner, Public Affairs Volunteer Glancing over his shoulder, Greg Hoffmann looked a little worried as he watched the crowd continue to grow. “As the word spreads each day, more and more people are showing up. Yesterday we gave out 544 meals. We’re doing our best to keep up with the demand,” said Greg, … Continue reading Safe Passage in These Uncertain Times
By Sharon J. Alfred, Red Cross Senior Journalist Volunteer There are many reasons people choose to become Red Cross volunteers. According to Gail Mcgaugh, a volunteer for the American Red Cross of Central California, participating in a Red Cross Home Fire Campaign was an ideal way to learn fire safety tips and to get to … Continue reading Red Cross Volunteer Gail Mcgaugh on “Why I Help”
Red Cross and CCADT shelter over 500 pets of wildfire evacuees [Photo Credit: American Red Cross] Fleeing from wildfires can be traumatic and having pets close has been proven to reduce stress and comfort owners driven from their homes by fire. This inspired Katrina Poitras, Central Valley Red Cross Disaster Program Manager, working with Naomi … Continue reading Keeping Pets and Owners Together in Wake of the Ferguson Fire
Flu season is among us and has hit full force this season. The flu virus is always changing, but that doesn’t mean your healthy habits should be. Several people are affected every year due to the flu, but there are simple ways to prevent it from spreading and keep yourself from getting sick. TIPS Hard … Continue reading 6 Tips to Beat the Flu Season Blues
The following blog post is written by guest writer Brian Bullock and was originally published by Pacific Gas & Electric Company. The Red Cross is proud to be celebrating a 40-year safety partnership with PG&E. Like a lot of PG&E employees, Beverly Jones has sat through her share of Safety Minutes prior to meetings where … Continue reading Heroes Series: Health and Safety Hero Beverly Jones
Hilary Swartz had just made her way into Fresno and was beginning to set up her classroom. The drive from her mountain home isn’t the shortest or the easiest, but she’s happy to do it in order to teach a new class of eager CPR students. She flicked on the lights and began lining up … Continue reading Day in the Life: CPR Class, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.