National Volunteer Week – Red Cross Offers Big Thank You to Our Volunteers

It’s the end of National Volunteer Week and the American Red Cross of Central California continues to honor our volunteers who bring to life our mission to help people in need. Red Cross volunteers give hope to families impacted by disasters, assist the military and their families, support blood drives, provide training and much more … Continue reading National Volunteer Week – Red Cross Offers Big Thank You to Our Volunteers

Celebrating Red Cross Volunteers

by Dan Santos, Public Affairs Volunteer Please join us in recognizing our annual award recipients for their outstanding service to our communities and celebrating the dedication of all Red Cross volunteers across the country and around the world. Hannah Wirz - Unsung Hero Award When a disaster strikes, American Red Cross volunteers quickly deploy to … Continue reading Celebrating Red Cross Volunteers

7 Remarkable Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Clara Barton

compiled by Dave Wagner, Public Affairs Volunteer Celebrate both Red Cross Month and Women’s History Month with these notable tales from the extraordinary life of Clara Barton, the founder of the American Red Cross and one of the most honored women in American history. Clara Barton earned the moniker "Angel of the Battlefield" during the … Continue reading 7 Remarkable Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Clara Barton

Saving Lives Together in Ventura County

A Blood Program Partner since 2013, the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum in Simi Valley, Calif., has been an integral part of the American Red Cross’s mission to help save lives. Jenny Mandel, an Archivist for the Library, who began the Blood Drive Program to honor a friend of hers as she battled Leukemia, … Continue reading Saving Lives Together in Ventura County

Celebrating 5 Years of Ride for the Red

The history of the American Red Cross is rooted in its efforts to support those in the military. Born on the battlefield through Clara Barton’s support of Civil War soldiers, in the Central California region volunteers continue to support veterans and military families, and their caregivers even during the COVID-19 pandemic. And because emergencies don’t … Continue reading Celebrating 5 Years of Ride for the Red

Returning Home After a Wildfire

If your home was affected by a wildfire, do not return home until authorities say it is safe. Use caution when entering burned areas as hazards may still exist, including hot spots, ash pits and fallen power lines. Then take these first steps to inspect your home to ensure that you and your loved ones … Continue reading Returning Home After a Wildfire

Desperate Mother Receives Lifesaving Help for Her Child

Story and photo by Cindy Huge, Red Cross Public Affairs Volunteer The Alvarez family holding the handmade quilts gifted to them from Red Cross Nurse, Debby Dailey Just as she was waking up, Jessica Alvarez received a text warning to evacuate her home. Flames from the Creek Fire were bearing down on their neighborhood. A … Continue reading Desperate Mother Receives Lifesaving Help for Her Child