Disaster Drill to be held May 17, Community Members Needed!

On Saturday, May 17 from 9am-2pm the Santa Cruz County Chapter of the American Red Cross will host a disaster drill.

During the drill, emergency service volunteers will practice the skills they need during disaster:


— opening up a shelter for people displaced by the disaster

— preparing a meal for a large group

— providing for medical and mental health needs

— issuing client assistance


We need community members who are willing to act as our disaster victims. Lunch will be provided. This is a great chance to see what the American Red Cross of Santa Cruz County can do if our community is struck by a disaster. Please join us!

If you’re interested in helping or have any questions, please call us at 831-462-2881 x20.

March is Red Cross month – think internationally!

What are the Geneva Conventions? What countries agree to them?

How does the Red Cross support the Geneva Conventions?

What is International Humanitarian Law?

Celebrate Red Cross month with dessert & a brief introduction to

The Geneva Conventions & International Humanitarian Law

7:30 – 8:30 PM

Thursday, March 27, 2008

at our Chapter’s large classroom, 2960 Soquel Ave, Santa Cruz

Presenters Diane Bridgeman, PhD, and Phyllis Cole, PhD, are local volunteers
trained by International Services of the American Red Cross to
facilitate discussions about International Humanitarian Law

Carmel Area Chapter Welcomes International Speakers

The Carmel Area Chapter, located at 8th Avenue and Dolores Street in Carmel, will welcome Benjamin Ajak and Dr. Ashis Brahma to their chapter on March 12, 2008 from 4-5:30 p.m.

Benjamin Ajak is one of the Lost Boys of Sudan and co-author of the acclaimed book “They Poured Fire on Us from the Sky”.

Dr. Ashis Brahma served with the International Rescue Committee as the sole physician in the Oure Cassoni refugee camp in Chad.

Anyone is welcome. For more information, please call the Carmel Area Chapter of the American Red Cross at 831-624-6921.

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