Tiki Dellamora, right, is shown accepting another award at the Central Coast Chapter's recognition event in 2018, honoring local Red Cross volunteers. Pictured with Tiki is Michele Averill, CEO of the local Red Cross chapter. Photo provided by Red Cross.

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Virtual event celebrates Red Cross volunteers in Monterey, San Benito, and Santa Cruz counties

Three San Benito residents among recipients.

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


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.

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.


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.

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


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 Red Cross Central Coast emergency response vehicles leaving the Santa Cruz office to respond to a disaster call.


Insurance Company’s gift supports local Red Cross disaster-response

A Monterey-based insurance carrier is giving $70,000 to the American Red Cross of the Central Coast. The gift is enabling the chapter to purchase a disaster-response vehicle that will primarily be used in San Benito and other local counties.