3/12/2019 - How the Red Cross is Helping in Haiti: A Two-Month Progress Report on the Red Cross Response
The American Red Cross today issued a two-month progress report describing its efforts since the January 12 earthquake and sharing its plans to address longer-term needs such as emergency and longer-term shelter.
3/11/2019 - March is Red Cross Month: Down the Street, Across the Country, Around the World
With March proclaimed as Red Cross Month by President Barack Obama, now more than ever the American Red Cross Bay Area Chapter would like to recognize and thank the supporters and volunteers whose efforts enable the Red Cross to respond to disasters down the street, across the country and around the world.
3/10/2019 - Bay Area Community Painted the Town Red at Annual American Red Cross Bay Area Chapter Gala
The American Red Cross Bay Area Chapter lit up the night during its annual Paint the Town Red Gala on Saturday, March 6 at San Francisco City Hall. The spectacular evening dazzled the Bay Area philanthropic and corporate community, bringing together more than 450 guests in a show of support for Red Cross disaster readiness and relief efforts in the Bay Area.
3/10/2019 - American Red Cross Passes the $100 Million Mark in Aid for Haiti Earthquake Relief and Recovery
Two months after a devastating earthquake struck Haiti, the American Red Cross continues its efforts to assist with recovery. To date, the Red Cross has committed $106.4 million, with its latest allocation focused on building shelter for the thousands of people who are still homeless following the earthquake.
3/10/2019 - Marin County Volunteer Receives National Award for Service from American Red Cross
The American Red Cross Bay Area Chapter today announced that long-time volunteer Lorna Brown has been awarded the Clara Barton Honor Award for Meritorius Volunteer Leadership from the national headquarters of the American Red Cross. Brown, a resident of San Rafael, Calif., received the award in recognition of her 14 years of service supporting the disaster relief and readiness efforts of the Red Cross, especially within the Marin County community.
3/10/2019 - Red Cross Youth Volunteer Ann Chen Receives Prudential Spirit of Community Award
The American Red Cross Bay Area Chapter would like to recognize the achievements of Ann Chen, a Red Cross Youth volunteer and president of the Youth for Chinese Elderly program at Galileo High School in San Francisco.
On Saturday, January 30, the Girl Scouts of Northern California attended a “Be Prepared – First Aid for Girls” class. The class was developed by the American Red Cross Bay Area Chapter and was held at the San Francisco, Oakland, Concord and Marin County offices simultaneously.
3/3/2019 - Red Cross and Tzu Chi Working Together for Disaster Preparedness
January and February of 2010 proved to be a busy time for building relationships between the American Red Cross Bay Area Chapter and the Buddhist relief organization Tzu Chi. Tzu Chi has long been a partner of the American Red Cross and has assisted the Bay Area Chapter on a number of disaster relief operations.
3/1/2019 - Red Cross Disaster Volunteers Partner with Southern Baptist Convention to Receive Additional Training
On March 6, the Red Cross teamed up with the Southern Baptist Convention to train several disaster volunteers in mass feeding in Oakland. The training was meant to allow volunteers to gain a better understanding of how the Red Cross partnership with the Baptist community works when it comes to disaster assignments.
On January 12, 2019, a series of earthquakes ranging from magnitude 6.5 – 7.3 struck the island nation of Haiti, killing an estimated 200,000 people, and forcing 3 million Haitians to cope with the loss of loved ones, homes, schools and livelihoods. The earthquakes and their aftershocks, which repeatedly hit just outside the country’s capital city Port-au-Prince, reduced most buildings to rubble and left an estimated 1.2 million people instantly homeless. It is a monumental catastrophe, inflicting massive damage and suffering in Haiti – already the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere.
2/17/2010 - American Red Cross Responds to Deadly East Palo Alto Plane Crash
EAST PALO ALTO – February 17, 2019 – American Red Cross Bay Area Chapter volunteers are responding to this morning’s deadly small airplane crash in East Palo Alto. Red Cross volunteers have been on-site providing food, shelter, information and emotional support services for the families affected by the crash and are offering emotional support services to the families of those killed in the crash.
2/2/2019 - Red Cross Youth Volunteer Sandy Tesch Represents Local Community in Kenya
Looking for something to quell her boredom one summer, 14-year-old Sandy Tesch sent letters to different local charity organizations expressing an interest in volunteering with them. The only response she received was from the local American Red Cross chapter. She began her work with the American Red Cross Bay Area Chapter as a clerical volunteer two days per week. She was the youth club’s first youth volunteer, and she played a key role in the restructure of the youth program.
2/2/2019 - Red Cross Mounts Massive Relief Effort in Haiti
Immediately following the catastrophic 7.0 magnitude earthquake that struck Haiti on Tuesday January 12, the American Red Cross and Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies around the world launched into action to send support to the victims of this disaster. The operation in Haiti is already the largest single-country relief operation in global Red Cross history in terms of emergency relief teams deployed.
1/19/2010 - American Red Cross Provides First Aid and Supplies in Haiti
Outside the damaged American Red Cross office in Croiz Deprez, Haiti, volunteers from Haiti and around the world are working side-by-side to clean and stitch wounds amidst the earthquake's rubble. Outreach teams are also traveling through the neighborhood camps, providing basic relief items, such as tarps, blankets, jerry cans for water and hygiene supplies.
The Bay Area is being bombarded by a series of powerful storms driven from the Pacific this week, with the most severe scheduled to hit on Thursday. The intense winds and rain have already caused power outages and flooding across low-lying areas. The American Red Cross Bay Area Chapter urges residents to get prepared now for the next front by following the steps to the below safety guides.
1/16/2010 - American Red Cross Sees Overwhelming Flow of Support From the Bay Area in Response to Crisis in Haiti
Following Tuesday’s 7.3-magnitude earthquake in Haiti, the American Red Cross has seen a continued outpouring of support from the Bay Area, with thousands of residents going online or calling local offices with offers of help. To help field the large volume of calls for donations, the American Red Cross Bay Area Chapter has opened a call center which will remain open from 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. daily through Friday, January 22. The call center will also handle call overflow over the weekend from American Red Cross national headquarters in Washington, D.C.
1/14/2010 - Red Cross Donates $10 Million and Numerous Supplies to Haitian Relief Effort
This morning’s estimates indicated that as many as three million people – nearly one third of Haiti’s population – have been affected by the catastrophic 7.0 earthquake that hit the island nation on Tuesday. Today, the American Red Cross has confirmed and released $10 million to support relief efforts in Haiti.