What Are They Saying About Red Cross Mobile Apps?

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?

Answering the Call — One Nurse’s Journey to Care for Others

By Cindy Huge, Public Affairs Volunteer For nurses, it is simply in their nature to help others during their greatest need. For Louise Kolar, RN, of the Kern County & Eastern Sierra Chapter, she has touched thousands of lives through her work as a nurse and Red Cross volunteer. After a family experienced a home … Continue reading Answering the Call — One Nurse’s Journey to Care for Others

Coronavirus: Safety and Tips for You

The American Red Cross is closely monitoring the outbreak of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), as well as following the latest guidance from the Centers of Disease Control (CDC). We know this is a stressful time and people want to know what they can do right now to protect themselves and their families. That is why … Continue reading Coronavirus: Safety and Tips for You

Life and Loss, One Volunteer’s Journey of Sharing Her Heart for Service

Sometimes, you’re simply at the right place at the right time. For American Red Cross volunteer Jeannie Wilson, it was the moment that she pulled into the parking lot of her local Red Cross chapter in January 2017. It wasn’t the trip she was expecting to make, but after more than 13 years of watching … Continue reading Life and Loss, One Volunteer’s Journey of Sharing Her Heart for Service

Celebrating Black History Month at the Red Cross

February is Black History Month and we are honoring the men and women who played  a pivotal role in shaping the American Red Cross. If it were not for these pioneers, the Red Cross would not be where it is today.  Frederick Douglass was a leading spokesman of African Americans in the 1800s and a … Continue reading Celebrating Black History Month at the Red Cross

Local Volunteer Honored with National Red Cross Award

Local volunteer Judy Stahl was honored with the national Humanitarian Services award at Red Cross headquarters in Washington D.C. last month. Judy has been a proud Red Crosser for 9 years, most recently serving as a volunteer leader for the Pacific Division. From the event ceremony program: "Judy Stahl is a leader. She is strategic, … Continue reading Local Volunteer Honored with National Red Cross Award

“You Won’t Find a Bigger Fan of the Red Cross Than Me.”

Hannah Troy of Montecito has stayed in two Red Cross shelters during two separate natural disasters that struck over a five-week period. She was evacuated twice during the Thomas Fire, the largest in California’s history. During her first mandatory evacuation she spent two days at the Red Cross shelter on the University of California, Santa … Continue reading “You Won’t Find a Bigger Fan of the Red Cross Than Me.”

1/18/18: American Red Cross Update

RED CROSS TRANSITIONS SHELTER RESIDENTS TO RECOVERY PLANS Santa Barbara, Calif., January 18, 2017 — In partnership with local relief organizations and government agencies, the American Red Cross of the Pacific Coast transitioned the San Marcos High School shelter to standby at 6:00 a.m. Thursday morning. Red Cross caseworkers met with each shelter resident to … Continue reading 1/18/18: American Red Cross Update

Over 800 Community Members Become Red Cross Volunteers During Thomas Fire

The outpouring of support from the Santa Barbara and Ventura communities has been incredible. The Red Cross helps to mobilize local residents who want to help their neighbors after a disaster, including the Thomas Fire.  When needed, community volunteers can expand the reach of trained Red Crossers by helping to hand out relief supplies or … Continue reading Over 800 Community Members Become Red Cross Volunteers During Thomas Fire