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Pleasant Hill, Calif. (November 30, 2022) — The American Red Cross Contra Costa County Leadership Council held their sixth annual partner recognition event today at Christ the King Church in Pleasant Hill. The event honored the many community partners and leaders, donors and volunteers who have locally supported the Red Cross mission of preventing and alleviating human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors.
“We are fortunate to have so many wonderful supporters to assist us in our work,” said Stan Massie, Red Cross volunteer and Contra Costa County Leadership Council Chair. “Volunteers and partners are the backbone of our organization and are critical to helping us prevent, prepare for and respond to emergency and crisis situations. We can’t thank them enough for their contributions.”
THE HONOREES The 2022 Contra Costa County Leadership Council honorees include:
- Hercules Community, Interfaith Community Brentwood, and the San Ramon Regional Medical Center for their contribution to Red Cross blood drives.
- Richmond Fire Department, Rancho Diablo and Concord Cascade mobile home communities and Vanir Employees for their support of the Red Cross Sound the Alarm program.
- The City of Walnut Creek and Rossmoor for holding a first-time evacuation exercise in the Walnut Creek community of Rossmoor.
- Community Emergency Response Team groups in Walnut Creek, Martinez, and Concord for participating in a three-part Red Cross shelter training and practical hands-on exercise.
- Preparados y Unidos, University of California, Berkeley: Labor Occupational Health Program, and Village Community Resource Center for hosting a series of safety and preparedness workshops and a community safety fair targeted for Spanish-speaking community members.
- Springhill Elementary School for supporting The Pillowcase Project, a youth preparedness education program for third through fifth graders, for eight years.
- Trilogy at the Vineyards and Summerset at Brentwood for hosting volunteer recruitment drives.
- Clayton Valley High School, Diablo Valley College and the Red Cross Bay Area Logistics Team for their assistance and patience while moving the local Red Cross office, vehicles and disaster supply containers.
- Fire Marshall Eric Govan of the Richmond Fire Department for his vision and partnership with the Red Cross Home Fire Campaign, installing free 10-year smoke alarms in Richmond’s vulnerable neighborhoods.
- Colene Trinterud, Rossmoor, for organizing quarterly blood drives in Rossmoor.Robert Half, US Bank, CSAA and Concord Bible Church for their financial support.
- Retiring Contra Costa County Supervisor Karen Mitchoff, for her years of support for the Red Cross and outgoing council member James Lyons.
- Wall of Heroes for their support of local first responders.
Spanning the iconic Golden Gate to Mount Diablo to Half Moon Bay, the Bay Area Chapter provides relief to those impacted by disasters and empowers the community to prepare for, respond to, and recover from emergencies. A volunteer network of more than 3,000 youths, adults and seniors combined with community partnerships, local government and donors allow the Red Cross to provide all lines of service within the Bay Area. For more information about the Red Cross Bay Area Chapter and the Contra Costa Leadership Council, visit redcross.org/bayarea.
About the American Red Cross of the Bay Area
With local offices in San Francisco, San Mateo, Alameda and Contra Costa Counties, the American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides comfort to victims of disasters; supplies about 40% of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; distributes international humanitarian aid; and supports veterans, military members and their families. The Red Cross is a nonprofit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to deliver its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org/bayarea or call us at (415) 427-8000. You may also find us on Facebook and Twitter.
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