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February 26, 2009
American Red Cross Community Correspondents Register now for the American Red Cross Super CPR Day event . The American Red Cross will certify more than 2,000 participants during multi-lingual accelerated three-hour courses at Angel Stadium WHAT:  The Orange County Chapter of the American Red Cross will host its annual Super CPR Day, one of the nation’s largest CPR training events. More than 2,000 participants of all ages will go through accelerated three-hour CPR and first aid training courses that would normally take eight hours to complete and become certified.
LOCAL
By Dan Pittman | February 1, 2010
A donation totaling over $17,000 to help fund Haiti relief efforts was recently given to the American Red Cross of Orange County by the employees and management of Costa Mesa-based Rutan & Tucker, LLP, California?s largest full-service law firm based in Orange County. The combined donation represented individual employee gifts made via check and online to the American Red Cross and other charitable organizations involved in the relief effort that were then matched by the firm.
LOCAL
By Daphne HartCitizen Correspondent | April 17, 2009
SANTA ANA , Calif. – Orange County businesses and residents can honor local heroes, while supporting the American Red Cross, by purchasing tickets to the Bravo for Bravery Breakfast being held on June 4 at the Marconi Automotive Museum in Tustin. Bravo for Bravery is an annual celebration of the ordinary people in our community who have performed extraordinary acts of courage.  In appreciation of these hero nominees, the American Red Cross has partnered with Disneyland Resort and the Boeing Company to provide them with complimentary breakfast and a very special recognition.
NEWS
By: | September 9, 2005
On the heels of the destruction in the Gulf Coast following Hurricane Katrina, Mesa Verde Country Club is joining forces to aid victims of the catastrophe with a golf fundraiser tournament on Sept. 22 with a 1 p.m. shotgun start. All greens fees of $250 will be donated to the American Red Cross. Mesa Verde has played host to several professional and United States Golf Association tournaments, including the Toshiba Senior Classic in 1995, LPGA Tour events and PGA Tour events.
LOCAL
September 16, 2008
Local business leaders, first responders and regular citizens will join hundreds of others next month for the American Red Cross of Orange County’s 24th annual Disaster Preparedness Academy in Anaheim. The Red Cross is taking registration now for business, nonprofit and government organizations looking to participate in the all-day event Oct. 1. From 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Anaheim Convention Center, 800 W. Katella Ave., scientists and safety experts from across Southern California will host up to 20 workshops covering disaster preparedness planning, mitigation and response skills, and how to operate in a crisis.
LOCAL
June 23, 2008
Newport Beach lifeguards are inviting people to come out and help save a life Wednesday when they host their annual blood drive at the base of the Newport Pier. From 2 to 8 p.m. outside of lifeguard headquarters, nurses from the American Red Cross will be on hand for anyone who wishes to donate. The blood drive annually produces more than 100 units of blood to assist in lifesaving measures for up to 300 people. American Red Cross officials are prepared to take up to 120 units of blood, officials said.
NEWS
November 11, 2013
The American Red Cross has activated family tracing services for area residents hoping to make contact with loved ones missing in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan. Orange County residents can initiate tracking cases by calling the Red Cross' local chapter at (714) 481-5300. Concerned residents can also email the agency at sos@redcross.org.ph , or go to familylinks.icrc.org . The Red Cross has asked Southern California residents to continue to try to reach missing family members - bearing in mind that many phone lines are still down - before initiating a tracking case.
NEWS
By: Mark R. Madler | September 21, 2005
A Burbank man and a Glendale woman were charged in federal court Monday with false impersonation of American Red Cross members to solicit money under false pretenses. Tino Lee,44, of Burbank, and Gina Liz Nicholas, 22, of Glendale, were charged by the U.S. Attorney's office in Los Angeles for impersonating American Red Cross volunteers taking donations for Hurricane Katrina relief outside an electronics store in Burbank. Lee and Nicholas were taken into federal custody on Monday morning by FBI agents at the Burbank Police Department jail, where they had been held since their arrest Thursday night at the Empire Center shopping center.
LOCAL
January 26, 2010
Had a full, healthy breakfast? Did you get enough rest? Then the American Red Cross and Newport Beach Police and Fire departments are inviting you down to the station to donate blood for the annual Battle of the Badges blood drive from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. today. The Red Cross is sponsoring the friendly, and bloody, competition between Southern California public safety agencies, both local and federal. Organizations like the Los Angeles County and Orange County sheriffs departments are hosting blood drives, along with the FBI and Drug Enforcement Agency.
NEWS
August 20, 2009
Newport Beach seems like a lock to win its fourth trophy as the top blood-getter in Southern California after its blood drive Wednesday set a new record for donations, officials said Thursday. The American Red Cross received 117 donations from the Newport Beach lifeguards’ blood drive Wednesday, said lifeguard Battalion Chief Jim Turner. That’s seven more donations than the city’s previous best: 110 in June 2007. Add that to the 85 units the lifeguards raised in June, and they’ve amassed 202 units from Newport Beach employees and the surrounding community.
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NEWS
November 11, 2013
The American Red Cross has activated family tracing services for area residents hoping to make contact with loved ones missing in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan. Orange County residents can initiate tracking cases by calling the Red Cross' local chapter at (714) 481-5300. Concerned residents can also email the agency at sos@redcross.org.ph , or go to familylinks.icrc.org . The Red Cross has asked Southern California residents to continue to try to reach missing family members - bearing in mind that many phone lines are still down - before initiating a tracking case.
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NEWS
August 17, 2013
There will be a blood drive Tuesday in the Emergency Operations Center next to the Costa Mesa Police Department at 99 Fair Drive. Costa Mesa is partnering with the American Red Cross to host the drive from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., according to a news release from the city. There will be a limited number of walk-ins available, but online reservations are encouraged. To donate blood, participants must be healthy, 17 or older and at least 110 pounds. With signed parental consent, 16-year-olds can also donate.
NEWS
By Rhea Mahbubani | June 22, 2013
Jay Peeters prefers not to discuss his time in the United States Army. He admits, "I've been shot at and blown up," and leaves it at that. A remnant of his 20 years of service, though, is an appreciation for the American Red Cross. While Peeters was an officer, the organization hosted a funeral for his colleague's deceased relative, helped pay bills and provided physical and mental healthcare. The son of a Vietnam veteran, Peeters, 46, is determined not to let people forget that their lives are being defended all year round.
LOCAL
By Robin Sinclair | March 26, 2010
 The scholars of Boys Hope Girls Hope are giving back -- in a very big way. On  March 14, the students organized and ran a very successful car wash to help raise funds for relief in Haiti. Jemal, currently a sixth grader at St. Cecelia’s in Tustin, learned about the devastating earth quake from his teacher at school. He was especially concerned that the children of Haiti would not have any food, water or shelter. He wanted to raise funds to help out and came up with the idea of a car wash.
LOCAL
By Dan Pittman | February 1, 2010
A donation totaling over $17,000 to help fund Haiti relief efforts was recently given to the American Red Cross of Orange County by the employees and management of Costa Mesa-based Rutan & Tucker, LLP, California?s largest full-service law firm based in Orange County. The combined donation represented individual employee gifts made via check and online to the American Red Cross and other charitable organizations involved in the relief effort that were then matched by the firm.
LOCAL
January 26, 2010
Had a full, healthy breakfast? Did you get enough rest? Then the American Red Cross and Newport Beach Police and Fire departments are inviting you down to the station to donate blood for the annual Battle of the Badges blood drive from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. today. The Red Cross is sponsoring the friendly, and bloody, competition between Southern California public safety agencies, both local and federal. Organizations like the Los Angeles County and Orange County sheriffs departments are hosting blood drives, along with the FBI and Drug Enforcement Agency.
NEWS
August 20, 2009
Newport Beach seems like a lock to win its fourth trophy as the top blood-getter in Southern California after its blood drive Wednesday set a new record for donations, officials said Thursday. The American Red Cross received 117 donations from the Newport Beach lifeguards’ blood drive Wednesday, said lifeguard Battalion Chief Jim Turner. That’s seven more donations than the city’s previous best: 110 in June 2007. Add that to the 85 units the lifeguards raised in June, and they’ve amassed 202 units from Newport Beach employees and the surrounding community.
LOCAL
By Daphne HartCitizen Correspondent | April 17, 2009
SANTA ANA , Calif. – Orange County businesses and residents can honor local heroes, while supporting the American Red Cross, by purchasing tickets to the Bravo for Bravery Breakfast being held on June 4 at the Marconi Automotive Museum in Tustin. Bravo for Bravery is an annual celebration of the ordinary people in our community who have performed extraordinary acts of courage.  In appreciation of these hero nominees, the American Red Cross has partnered with Disneyland Resort and the Boeing Company to provide them with complimentary breakfast and a very special recognition.
LOCAL
By Music WatsonCitizen Correspondent | April 9, 2009
SANTA ANA , Calif. – The Orange County Chapter of the American Red Cross is seeking nominations to honor members of the community who performed heroic acts during 2008. Bravo for Bravery is an annual event that recognizes and celebrates ordinary people who have performed extraordinary acts of courage. But the Red Cross cannot honor these heroes without the help of the public.  Orange County residents are encouraged to nominate anyone who they feel demonstrated courage and compassion during an emergency.
LOCAL
By: Kelly Knarr | March 31, 2009
High School Students Put on Event to Raise Money for Youth Camps SANTA ANA, Calif. ? Student volunteers affiliated with the Orange County Chapter of the American Red Cross hosted their 3rd annual Rock 'N Runway fundraiser, Saturday, March 21 at WISEplace in Santa Ana. Five-hundred youth attended the event, which doubled the event size from the previous year. Youth ages 12-18 were invited to attend the event and rock out to three awesome local bands that contended for a gift certificate to Guitar Center in a Battle of the Bands.
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