Photo of Red Cross volunteer walking through the flooded areas of Hollister during the Winter 2017 floods. Provided by Red Cross.

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American Red Cross elects new officer, welcomes new board members

The Board of Directors of the American Red Cross of the Central Coast has approved a new officer for the 2019-20 year. The board also begins the new fiscal year, which began July 1, with four new members who were voted on in recent months.

Photo provided by the American Red Cross.

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Fifth annual Red Cross Farm to Table dinner raises $270,000

Money to go toward disaster preparedness, response and recovery.

A Red Cross volunteer installs a smoke alarm. Photo provided.

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Red Cross to offer free smoke alarm installation

On April 27, local Red Cross volunteers are expected to partner with Hollister Fire Department personnel and Seaside High School students to install free smoke alarms in Hollister and Tres Pinos.

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Health

Central Coast Red Cross to honor key feeding partner at annual farm to table dinner

World Central Kitchen's disaster-response support will be celebrated as part of an important fundraising event on June 2 at Carmel Valley Ranch.

Red Cross volunteer Rich Larson stands with the new Emergency Response Vehicle. Photo by Cate Calson and provided by Red Cross.

Health

Red Cross Central Coast Chapter unveils new emergency response vehicle

"Next generation" model added to to fleet that serves communities in San Benito, Monterey, and Santa Cruz Counties.

A Red Cross worker installs a smoke alarm. Photo provided.

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Red Cross to install free smoke alarms in San Juan Bautista homes on October 27

American Red Cross of the Central Coast to provide in-home fire preparedness education and earthquake preparedness education.

Volunteers from the Central Coast Chapter are among the Red Cross responders who have established a number of shelters in Lake and Mendocino Counties because of the recent wildfires there. Jordan Innes, 8, pictured, is glad that he can be with his pet while he is staying in one of the shelters. Photo courtesy of Virginia Becker.

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American Red Cross Central Coast elects new officers, welcomes new board members

The Board of Directors of the American Red Cross of the Central Coast will be led by a number of new officers during the 2018-19 year. The board has also welcomed two new members.

A Red Cross worker installs a smoke alarm. Photo provided.

Nonprofits

Red Cross to install free smoke alarms in Hollister homes

On Saturday, July 28 the American Red Cross of the Central Coast will install free smoke alarms and provide in-home fire preparedness education as part of a number of home visits in Hollister.

Superintendent Karen Dorn speaking at The GardenShoppe. Photo provided by Jennifer Westphal.

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Red Cross Central Coast Chapter raises $55,000 at annual Heroes Breakfast

More than 250 people, including 13 honorees, joined the American Red Cross of the Central Coast at a recent event to pay tribute to community members for their selfless acts of courage.

Photo of Michele Averill, left, CEO of the Central CoastPhoto of Michele Averill, left, CEO of the Central Coast Chapter, and Janet Packer, recipient of the Clara Barton Award. Photo by Jim Hobbs Chapter, and Janet Packer, recipient of the Clara Barton Award.

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Red Cross celebrates volunteers in San Benito, Monterey, and Santa Cruz Counties

The American Red Cross of the Central Coast honored 15 individual volunteers, a volunteer team, three other organizations, and one business at its recent Volunteer Recognition Dinner.

Heroes Breakfast graphicThe American Red Cross of the Central Coast will be honoring a group of community members for their acts of courage or compassion, at the chapter's 13th Annual Heroes Breakfast on Friday, June 15 in Aptos. Photo provided.

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Central Coast Red Cross announces 2018 Heroes Breakfast honorees

The American Red Cross of the Central Coast will be honoring a group of community members for their acts of courage or compassion at the chapter's 13th Annual Heroes Breakfast on Friday, June 15 in Aptos.

Photo of 4 Red Cross volunteers who responded.

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Red Cross volunteers provide support to people affected by Hollister home fire

An early morning fire on April 14 at a residence in the city of Hollister prompted a response from the city's Fire Department, an assist from CalFire personnel, and support from the American Red Cross.

Photo of smoke-alarm installer; photo of home fire

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Red Cross seeks volunteers to help install smoke alarms during Sound the Alarm events in Central Coast

The Central Coast Chapter of the American Red Cross is seeking people to volunteer their time at one or more of its local Sound the Alarm home fire safety and smoke alarm installation events planned for this spring.

Photo of a Red Cross trailer like the one that was stolen. Photo courtesy of Red Cross

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Disaster-response trailer stolen from Red Cross facility

A disaster-response trailer has been stolen from the American Red Cross's Santa Cruz facility. The trailer was stocked with cots, blankets, and other emergency supplies used during Red Cross responses in San Benito, Monterey, and Santa Cruz Counties.

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Nominations open for 2018 Red Cross Central Coast Heroes Breakfast

The American Red Cross is currently seeking nominations for its 2018 Heroes Breakfast, which recognizes members of the communities of San Benito, Monterey, and Santa Cruz counties whose actions are defined by courage, dedication, and character.