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Posted by: thepinetree on 05/02/2018 09:46 AM Updated by: thepinetree on 05/02/2018 09:46 AM
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May 4 & 5: Red Cross to Sound the Alarm and Help Save Lives

Sacramento, CA...Volunteers from all over the Gold Country Region will gather this weekend in support of Sound the Alarm, the nationwide Red Cross effort to help reduce the number of deaths and injuries from home fires. Nationwide, the Red Cross will Sound the Alarm through a series of smoke alarm installation and fire safety events in more than 100-high-risk communities. From April 28 through May 13, Red Cross volunteers and partners will install 100,000 free smoke alarms. Our goal in the Gold Country Region is 1,000 alarm installations. These events are part of the Red Cross Home Fire Campaign, which since 2014 has helped save lives through smoke alarm installations and home fire safety education in thousands of communities.

Locally, teams will be installing free smoke alarms in the following locations:

May 4: West Sacramento
May 5: Redding, Live Oak, Orangevale, Newcastle, Citrus Heights, Stockton, Placerville & Murphys

The Red Cross invites the public to volunteer with Sound the Alarm installation events by signing up at

The Red Cross responds to nearly 64,000 disasters a year, the majority of which are home fires. Home fires represent a significant threat to our communities, which is why the Red Cross launched the nationwide Home Fire Campaign and rallied an army of volunteers, donors, and partners to canvass high-risk neighborhoods, install free smoke alarms, replace batteries in existing alarms and help families create escape plans.

“Home fires are the biggest disaster threat we face, killing seven people in this country every day,” said Stephen Walsh, Red Cross Regional Communications Director. “Here in the Gold Country Region alone, we responded to 621 home fires in Fiscal Year 2017. Please help us Sound the Alarm by volunteering to install smoke alarms in your community, making a financial contribution, or taking steps to protect your own family from home fires.”

Partners working with the American Red Cross Gold Country Region on Sound the Alarm include PG&E, Ernest and Julio Gallo Winery, Oracle, Port of Stockton, Doctors Medical Center, Chicken Ranch Casino and Ranch House Restaurant, Dorfman Pacific, Doctors Medical Center, Mocse Credit Union, Burnside Body Shop, Black Oak Casino Resort, Walmart and CGE Foundation.

About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.

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Trump is the disaster
Posted on: 2018-05-02 10:00:03   By: Anonymous
Red Cross. Please save us from the disaster of Donald J Trump. He is the biggest catastrophe this country has ever seen. Red Cross, you need to sound the alarm now to warn everyone who hasn't seen the total disaster and disgrace of a president. Trump is the disaster that the Red Cross should be warning us about!!!! He's a disgrace. He's leaving a big mess.

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Posted on: 2018-05-02 11:05:02   By: Anonymous

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    Posted on: 2018-05-02 11:43:14   By: Anonymous

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Does Red Cross sell the blood they collect?
Posted on: 2018-05-03 07:55:44   By: Anonymous
It sure seems we sure have a lot of the mentally ill people living here.

Well I'd like to go way off topic from the comments. When one donates blood and it's with the Red Cross, does Red Cross sell the blood, or is it actually donated by them, free to the hospitals?
Thank you

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    Re: Does Red Cross sell the blood they collect?
    Posted on: 2018-05-04 10:44:47   By: Anonymous
    Yes you do have many mentally ill people in this county including Charles VanNatta who lives in Valley Springs shot a kid in the head and dumped his body in the AlaWai canal in Honolulu! Chuck lives with his dad on Knoll Drive Beware!

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