100 Years of Serving Silicon Valley

100 Years of Serving Silicon Valley

The American Red Cross is celebrating 100 years of serving our community in Silicon Valley. For the past century, since our Chapter was chartered in 1916, we have helped hundreds of thousands of residents affected by local disasters including home fires, floods, earthquakes and seasonal emergencies, such as the Loma Prieta Earthquake, Asiana Airline Flight 214 Crash, and the meningitis outbreak at Santa Clara University. The Silicon Valley Chapter also has sent hundreds of volunteers to assist those in need after many national disasters such as Hurricanes Andrew, Ike, Wilma, Katrina and Sandy, the events of 9/11 and the Boston Marathon bombings. From health and safety classes, to lifesaving blood collection and support of military members, their families and veterans, the Red Cross has helped make our community safer and more prepared for what may come in the next 100 years. Join us during the Red Cross Centennial: Volunteer, Donate, Celebrate.

Join Us As We Celebrate Our Century of Service

American Red Cross Century of Service Celebration Sponsors will partner with the Red Cross to celebrate 100 years of humanitarian service, highlight the lifesaving role of the Red Cross in our communities today and help build the foundation to provide Red Cross services for another 100 years in Silicon Valley. To find out how you, your organization or your business can play a part in Red Cross history and be a visionary for the future of the American Red Cross of the Silicon Valley, contact:

Muhi Khwaja, Major Gifts Officer – Individual Giving, (408) 577-2027 or email Muhi.Khwaja@redcross.org

Adriana Resendez, Corporate Development Officer – Corporate Giving, (408) 577-2116 or email Adriana.Resendez@redcross.org

Century of Service Events

Throughout the coming year, we will be commemorating the many past and present contributions of the Red Cross and its volunteers through a series of community events. These include:

  • November –- Heroes Breakfast
  • April – Volunteer Recognition
  • May –- Signature Celebration
  • June – Annual Meeting
  • Upcoming Local Events