10/14/2010 - American Red Cross Along with the San Bruno Community Band Together to Assist Those Affected by Catastrophic Fire
On September 9, a main gas line ruptured and exploded, igniting a fire that engulfed a San Bruno neighborhood, displacing nearly 400 families and causing several injuries and deaths. In the wake of this catastrophic emergency, the Red Cross launched into action to support survivors of this disaster. Within the hour, the Red Cross was providing assistance to the thousands of people affected.
10/13/2010 - American Red Cross Participates in Bi-National Health Week
On Friday, October 1 the American Red Cross participated in the 10th annual inaugural ceremony of Bi-national Health Week at the main San Francisco Public Library. The ceremony kicked off the 10th Bi-National Health Week, a month dedicated to providing free vital health services to underserved Latino migrants living in the United States and Canada. The services offered during Bi-National Health Week are made possible through the tremendous efforts of varied community, governmental and non-governmental organizations who collaborate across agencies, organizations and borders to utilize existing resources.
10/6/2019 - Get Ready for the Great California ShakeOut!
Bay Area residents know that a major earthquake could happen any day, and the American Red Cross Bay Area Chapter has tasked itself with making this region of the country as prepared for that event as possible.
10/1/2019 - American Red Cross Bay Area Partners with Women, Infants and Young Children (WIC) in Marin County
This summer the external relations team joined with Women, Infants and Young Children (WIC) in Marin County and conducted two preparedness presentations to the staff. As a result, the staff of 20 has become comfortable with their own personal preparedness. They have also become enthusiastic in increasing the preparedness skills of their clients.
9/28/2010 - Red Cross Continues Relief Efforts for San Bruno Fire, Begins Long-Term Recovery Plans
On September 9, a main gas line ruptured and exploded igniting a San Bruno neighborhood, displacing hundreds of residents and causing several injuries and deaths. The American Red Cross Bay Area Chapter has been assisting the affected residents, providing shelter, food and hydration, crisis counseling, health services and additional assistance to help with their recovery.
9/24/2010 - Tips for Taking Care of Your Emotional Health Following a Disaster
Many people in the Bay Area have felt the emotional effects of the explosion and fire in San Bruno. Whether you’re experiencing sadness for the families affected or worries about your own family’s safety and readiness for a sudden disaster, it’s common to experience stress following a disaster in your community. Following is information on how to recognize your current feelings and tips for taking care of the emotional health of you, your family and your friends.
9/15/2010 - Red Cross Assistance to San Bruno Fire Residents Continues in San Bruno Recovery Center on Thursday, Sept. 16
The American Red Cross Bay Area Chapter is continuing to provide assistance to the hundreds of residents affected by the explosion in San Bruno on September 9. The Red Cross has been providing crisis counseling and emotional support to all residents, especially those whose homes were damaged or destroyed.
9/14/2010 - Agencies in Local Assistance Center Help in the Days Following San Bruno Fire
Darla Mumson from San Mateo Cunty Human Services Agency recalls being notified Thursday night that she would be put on standby to partner and bring services, through the Local Asistance Center, to the individuals affected by the San Bruno Fire. She recalls just how many people were in need of help initially following the fire on Thursday night.
9/14/2010 - County Agency Helps San Bruno Fire Residents within Local Assistance Center
For those who have lost everything, having a central location to receive services is crucial. One of the agencies who are set up at the Local Assistance Center attending to individuals needs is the San Mateo County Assessors Office. Christine Taliva’a-Aguerre has been at the center since Monday morning and is helping residents deal with the financial impact of the fire.
9/14/2010 - Partner Assists San Bruno Fire Residents with Their Pets Following Evacuation
Most families have a plan for their loved ones in case of an emergency, but not everyone takes their pets welfare into account as well. That wasn’t the case on Sept. 9, when a pipe line exploded igniting a San Bruno neighborhood. People were prepared. They saw the fireball, felt the heat, and ran, taking their loved ones including their pets with them.
9/14/2010 - San Bruno Fire Families Return to Homes, Supported by Red Cross Disaster Mental Health Volunteers
As residents from the San Bruno Fire began returning to their homes over the weekend, Red Cross volunteers were there with them, offering them the comfort and support they needed following the terror of the fire.
9/14/2010 - Volunteer Provides Comfort, Helps Families Following San Bruno Fire
Barbara Wood, a volunteer with the American Red Cross Silicon Valley Chapter, describes herself as a part-time Red Cross staffer and full-time volunteer. Wood responded to a call for volunteers following the gas line explosion in San Bruno, Calif., and arrived at the local area assistance center Saturday. Since then, she has been meeting with families who were displaced by the fire and helping them to get the assistance they need.
9/11/2019 - American Red Cross Continues to Assist People Affected by San Bruno Fire
The American Red Cross Bay Area Chapter is continuing to provide assistance to the hundreds of residents affected by the explosion in San Bruno on September 9. In addition to providing shelter for the displaced residents, Red Cross caseworkers have been meeting with the more than 100 residents whose homes were destroyed or damaged to offer assistance for their long-term recovery.
9/10/2019 - American Red Cross Bay Area Chapter Assists Survivors of the San Bruno Fire
In the wake of the fire ignited from an explosion in San Bruno on Thursday, September 9 at 6:15 p.m., the Red Cross launched into action to support survivors of the disaster. Following the event, the Red Cross was on the scene providing assistance to the hundreds of people affected with food, water, comfort and shelter.
9/9/2019 - American Red Cross Bay Area Chapter Responds to Explosion in San Bruno
The American Red Cross Bay Area Chapter is on the scene providing assistance to the hundreds of residents affected by the explosion in San Bruno this evening. Red Cross teams are supporting an evacuation center and two shelters in San Bruno this evening.
9/1/2019 - Red Cross Prepares for Hurricane Earl from North Carolina to New England
The American Red Cross is on the ground from North Carolina to New England, preparing to open shelters and feed those affected by Hurricane Earl as the Category 3 storm bears down on the United States, bringing heavy rains and sustained winds blowing at 125 mph.
8/25/2010 - American Red Cross Increases Pakistan Flood Support to $5 Million
As flood waters continue to devastate communities across Pakistan, the American Red Cross is increasing its support to $5 million to help families who have lost their homes and jobs and have little access to clean water and food.