2022 in Review: Red Cross Mission in Action

By Tony Briggs, Regional CEO and Pacific Coast Chapter Executive Director In what has become a year-end tradition, it’s time to take a look back together at 2022. We thank our volunteers, financial and blood donors, staff and supporters who carry out our mission each and every day. In the past year, our teams delivered food, … Continue reading 2022 in Review: Red Cross Mission in Action

Year in Review: Three Volunteers Receive Prestigious Recognition for Their Service to Armed Forces 

By Lucca Lorenzi, Communications Volunteer Three long-term volunteers from the American Red Cross Central Valley Chapter were recognized for their dedication of their time and talents to their community’s veterans and current members of the armed forces in 2022. Red Cross Service to the Armed Forces volunteers are there 24/7 to provide comfort and care … Continue reading Year in Review: Three Volunteers Receive Prestigious Recognition for Their Service to Armed Forces 

Stories from Ride for the Red 2022

by Linda Demyan, Red Cross Public Affairs Volunteer What does it take to put on a successful fundraising event AND raise awareness?  On November 12th, it took 170 bike riders and 130 volunteers who braved a very cold morning and ended up with an amazing sunny day and $75,000 in donations raised. Participants in the three … Continue reading Stories from Ride for the Red 2022

Ride for the Red Recognizes Military Heroes

Ride for the Red was created in 2014 by enthusiastic local volunteers eager to share the story and history of the Red Cross Service to the Armed Forces program. As they gear up for the sixth annual Ride for the Red presented by Kinecta on Saturday, November 12, the volunteer committee has been recognizing local … Continue reading Ride for the Red Recognizes Military Heroes

Pedaling for a Cause

When 200 plus bicyclists venture out on the Ride for the Red this year, Matthew Weinburke will be at the head of the pack. “It was a challenging ride due to the hills and heat,” he said of last year’s ride, but he is not deterred. “This was a really good experience. I thoroughly enjoyed … Continue reading Pedaling for a Cause

American Red Cross Celebrates Our Local Heroes, Our Volunteers

It’s National Volunteer Week, a time for the American Red Cross to recognize the individuals who make our humanitarian work possible each day. We are so proud to celebrate our volunteers' commitment to serving others. The hard work that our volunteers give day in and day out to our mission is nothing short of amazing. … Continue reading American Red Cross Celebrates Our Local Heroes, Our Volunteers

Women’s History Month: Meet Mary Frazier

By Lucca Lorenzi Following her retirement from accounting, Mary Frazier was looking for a way to help others in her community. In 2015, she joined the Red Cross and has been serving the Central California Region ever since.  “I’m a people’s person. I like meeting new people and helping wherever I’m needed,” she stated. “That’s … Continue reading Women’s History Month: Meet Mary Frazier

Board Member, Dom Dopico, Wears Multiple Hats… and Helmets

Dom Dopico transitions from hi-risk to hi-tech to hi-touch helping lead Red Cross Board by Tom Horan, Red Cross Volunteer Few people have experienced the diversity of careers as Serafin “Dom” Dopico, Board Member of the Central California Region. A native of Pittsburgh, PA, Dom enlisted in the United States Army and was deployed to … Continue reading Board Member, Dom Dopico, Wears Multiple Hats… and Helmets

Red Cross Volunteer and His Therapy Dogs Offer More Than Relief Services to Veterans

By Lucca Lorenzi, Public Affairs Volunteer As a Marine Corps veteran, Allen Eager not only values service to his country, but also serving those who have served. Eager and his two puppy pals, Desi (Doxen-Dalmatian) and Blue (Doxen-Dapple), have been serving the Service to the Armed Forces and Alliance of Therapy Dogs for three years.  … Continue reading Red Cross Volunteer and His Therapy Dogs Offer More Than Relief Services to Veterans

Why I Serve: Meet Shirley Bahr

By Abby Oldemeyer, Public Affairs Volunteer Like many people that find their way to the American Red Cross, Shirley Bahr started searching for a way to give back to her community after she retired. Having already seen the positive impact the Red Cross had within her own community, she applied and began volunteering in 2017. … Continue reading Why I Serve: Meet Shirley Bahr