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.
December 7, 2002
Marsha Johnson Evans, the new president of the American National Red Cross, honored the Orange County Red Cross Chapter as guest speaker at the Clara Barton Spectrum Awards for Outstanding Women in Orange County. The luncheon event at the Hyatt Regency Irvine attracted a full house to applaud local leaders and to welcome Evans to Southern California. As a retired Rear Admiral of the U.S. Navy, Evans spent 29 years in the service before pursuing a business career that has included the leadership of the National Girl Scouts and now the American Red Cross.
September 4, 2005
o7The following Newport-Mesa locations are accepting donations for Hurricane Katrina victims:f7 NEWPORT-MESA UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT 2985-A Bear St. Costa Mesa All students, parents and employees of the district are invited to contribute to the annual pledge drive, held to benefit the hurricane victims this year. District offices are open Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Make checks payable to the American Red Cross.
September 27, 2001
The nominations are coming in. As of Friday, Orange County women will cast their final ballots for the ninth annual Clara Barton Spectrum Awards, sponsored by the Orange County Chapter of the American Red Cross. Clearly, recent events give increased significance to this local endeavor. Organizers are working nonstop to ensure a maximum fund-raising effort locally. Lido Isle's Joan Riach is chairing the awards luncheon, set for Oct. 25 at the Hyatt Regency in Irvine.
October 25, 2007
Costa Mesa City Councilwoman Katrina Foley is like a lot of people who saw the devastation wrought by the Southern California wildfires. She wanted to help. And there were plenty of others who also wanted her and city leaders to do something. So she has organized a drive with the Costa Mesa Firefighters Assn. for donations to help evacuees and those who lost homes. “There’s a lot that we can do, and you know it’s the right thing to do,” Foley said. “The response has been great.
July 17, 2002
GETTING INVOLVED runs periodically in the Daily Pilot on a rotating basis. If you'd like information on adding your organization to this list, call (949) 574-4298. Academic Year in America Costa Mesa families can host a German student and earn up to $1,000 toward a number of travel abroad programs. Danielle Carpino, (800) 322-HOST. ALS Assn., Orange County Chapter The Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Assn., which helps individuals who have the disorder that is also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, needs volunteers.
January 8, 2005
Jeff Benson It may have taken the solemn expressions of once-rival presidents George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton on national television to make it happen, but the seeds of tsunami relief are being sewn locally. School board President Serene Stokes and other officials are trying to do their part to help those in Asia whose homelands were ravaged by a tsunami triggered Dec. 26 by an earthquake. Thailand, Sri Lanka, the Indonesian island of Sumatra and parts of India all suffered under the devastation.
January 26, 2005
Jeff Benson Effects of the 9.0 earthquake and tsunami in Southern Asia continue to touch UC Irvine's students and faculty a month later. To commemorate the tsunami's one-month anniversary, a dozen student organizations have joined forces for the campus' "Tsunami Relief Week," which began Monday and ends today. A candlelight vigil will be held at 7 p.m. tonight at the administration flagpole, accompanied by musical performances and short speeches about the relief effort and the need for donations.
June 14, 2000
For residents of a coastal community like Newport-Mesa, knowing how to swim is as important as learning how to drive. Ongoing two-week sessions of OCC's 2000 Summer Swim program can teach students the right strokes for the ocean, lakes and pools. Four sessions are offered, from Monday to June 30; July 3-14; July 17-28; and July 31 to Aug. 11. The class meets Monday through Friday and the cost is $45 for each 40-minute session. Classes accommodate all levels, from toddlers to competitive swimmers.