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Benefit at the Phoenix Theater for earthquake relief

Hi my name is Mari Castaldi and I am a college student from Santa Rosa. I write with my sister, Casey, a Senior at Piner High school. When my sister and I first heard about the earthquake in Haiti, like so many people, we were heartbroken thinking of the kind of devastation that such an event would mean for Haiti. We knew that we had to contribute something to help raise money and awareness about the victims of the earthquake. After some… 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 »

Is your group working to help Haiti quake victims?

Charitable groups around the world are mobilizing to provide money and humanitarian supplies to victims of last week’s devastating earthquake in Haiti. Around the North Coast, there are numerous opportunities, like those outlined here. Other efforts include ones like this bake sale held Saturday by Hope Chapel Santa Rosa. If you know of other efforts to assist Haiti residents, or your group is participating in a fundraising drive, you can post it here by replying to this blog in the… 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 »