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Assist with Fire Safety neighborhood canvassing

The American Red Cross is seeking volunteers to assist with a canvassing event from 9:00am to 2:30pm on Saturday, May 3, 2014 in the Roseland area of Santa Rosa to promote fire safety awareness. Teams of two, preferably one of whom is bilingual/Spanish speaking, will go door-to-door in a specified neighborhood to share fire prevention information. The Red Cross responds to disaster every 8 seconds, and nearly all of those are house fires. Roseland is the highest-risk area for home fires in… Read More »

Chapter honors local philanthropists

Celebrate Community Partnership, a program coordinated through the Press Democrat will be presented with the 2011 Spirit of Philanthropy Award by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Wine Country Chapter. The 2011 National Philanthropy Day® Awards luncheon and ceremony will take place on Tuesday, November 8, 2011, at Wells Fargo Center for the Arts in honor of National Philanthropy Day® (NPD). More than 200 people are expected to attend the luncheon, which recognizes individuals and organizations for their contributions to countless… Read More »

Redwood Credit Union aiding Haiti relief efforts

Redwood Credit Union is now accepting contributions to the American Red Cross International Response Fund to directly assist the victims of the Haiti earthquake. All RCU branch locations have been designated as collection sites for donations from Members and the general public. Contributions to the fund may be made at any RCU location via cash deposit, funds transfer or check payable to American Red Cross. 100 percent of the contributions to this fund will go directly to the American Red… Read More »

How to help those in Haiti

The American Red Cross is welcoming donations to its International Response Fund, which can be earmarked for Haiti, said Ellen Maremont Silver of the Red Cross, Sonoma and Mendocino County. A $10 donation can be made automatically by texting “Haiti” to 90999, she said. Donations can also be made by calling the local red Cross at 707 577-7600 or at its Web site, www.arcsm.org.

Earthquake preparedness in Santa Rosa

With all the focus on relief efforts for the devastating quake in Haiti and on last week’s quake in Humboldt County, the local chapter of the American Red Cross is holding an earthquake emergency preparedness class in Santa Rosa next week. The details: American Red Cross, Sonoma & Mendocino Counties is offering a free earthquake preparedness class on Wednesday, January 20, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. The class will be held at local Red Cross headquarters, 5297 Aero Drive, Santa Rosa. All… Read More »