Santa Cruz County Chapter, American Red Cross
|General Agency Information|
|Name:||Santa Cruz County Chapter, American Red Cross|
|Alternate Name(s):||American Red Cross|
Red Cross, Santa Cruz County Chapter
|Address:||2960 Soquel Avenue|
Santa Cruz, CA 95062-1498
|Days/Hours of Operation/Phone:||Monday-Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm|
|Description:||Since its founding in 1881 by visionary leader Clara Barton, the American Red Cross has been the nation's premier emergency response organization. As part of a worldwide movement that offers neutral humanitarian care to the victims of war, the American Red Cross distinguishes itself by also aiding victims of devastating natural disasters. Over the years, the organization has expanded its services, always with the aim of preventing and relieving suffering.
Today, in addition to domestic disaster relief, the American Red Cross offers compassionate services in five other areas: community services that help the needy; support and comfort for military members and their families; the collection, processing and distribution of lifesaving blood and blood products; educational programs that promote health and safety; and international relief and development programs.
|Mission:||The American Red Cross, a humanitarian organization led by volunteers and guided by its Congressional Charter and the Fundamental Principles of the International Red Cross Movement, will provide relief to victims of disasters and help people prevent, prepare for, and respond to emergencies.|
Red Cross disaster relief focuses on meeting the immediate emergency needs for the victims of disaster. When a disaster threatens or strikes, the Red Cross provides shelter, food and health and mental health services to address basic human needs. In addition to these services, the core of Red Cross disaster relief is the assistance given to individuals and families affected by disaster to enable them to resume their normal daily activities independently.
The Red Cross also feeds and provides services to emergency workers, handles inquiries from concerned family members outside the disaster area, provides blood and blood products to disaster victims and helps those affected by the disaster to access other available resources.
SERVICE TO THE ARMED FORCES
Today's American Red Cross is keeping pace with the changing military. Using the latest in computer and telecommunications technology, the Red Cross sends communications on behalf of family members who are facing emergencies or other important events to members of the U.S. Armed Forces serving all over the world. These communications are delivered around-the-clock, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. While providing services to 1.4 million active duty personnel and their families, the Red Cross also reaches out to more than 800,000 members of the National Guard and the Reserves and their families who reside in nearly every community in America.
Please contact Patsy Hernandez, Emergency Services Officer at 831-462-2881 ext. 16 for more information.
HEALTH AND SAFETY SERVICES
For nearly a century, the American Red Cross has prepared people to save lives through health and safety education and training.
From first aid, CPR and bloodborne pathogens training to swimming and lifeguarding, HIV/AIDS education and Babysitter's Training, American Red Cross Preparedness programs help people lead safer and healthier lives.
AQUATICS AND WATER SAFETY TRAINING
The Santa Cruz County Chapter of the American Red Cross recommends these facilities guaranteed to give classes that adhere to our guidelines and certification standards.
Seahorse Swim School www.seahorseswimschool.com
Seascape Sports Club
1505 Seascape Blvd
Aptos, Ca. 95003
831-688-1993 xt 16
Chaminade- Santa Cruz
Private and semi-private swim lessons offered at these locations through Seahorse Swim School
Simpkins Swim Center (831) 454-7948
Watsonville Parks and Community Services
San Lorenzo Valley High School (831) 335-9877
YMCA - Watsonville (831) 728-9622
Kennolyn Camps firstname.lastname@example.org
Boys and Girls Club (831) 423-3138 x25
CERTIFIED NURSE ASSISTANTS
The 171 hour American Red Cross Nurse Assistant Training course trains students to provide quality care to residents in nursing homes. Upon successful completion of the course students will qualify to take the State Competency Test to be a Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA).
For up coming classes please visit:
Watsonville/Aptos Adult School
Monsbey College www.monsbey.com
make a difference in your community, build your resume, complete community service hours and build leadership skills. The American Red Cross of Santa Cruz County has some great volunteer opportunities for you. 831-462-2881
International Services initiatives focus on primary health care, emergency response and preparedness, restoring family links, and the dissemination of international humanitarian law. For each of these priority areas, we promote cost-effective, community-based programs, which target large numbers of people with humanitarian aid that is rapid, effective, and large-scale.
Responsible for over half of the nation's blood supply, the American Red Cross collects blood from approximately 4.5 million donors, which provides more than 6 million units of blood annually for those in need nationwide. To make an appointment to donate blood call 1-800-448-3543 or log onto the website for a schedule of blood drives.
|Volunteer Info:||Minimum age to volunteer at the office is 12, to volunteer for disaster services one must be 18. Disaster services volunteers provide help with local and international Red Cross services, including measles prevention and fund raising and emergency preparedness.
Youth (under the age of 18) interested in volunteering should contact Camilla.email@example.com.
|Languages other than English:||Spanish|
|Accommodations for Disabled:||Designated Parking|
|Public Transportation:||Available Within One Block|
|Eligibility:||Call for Information|
|Fees:||Call for Information|
|Areas Served:||Santa Cruz County|
|Physical Location:||Santa Cruz|
|Armed Forces Emergency Services|
Autologous Blood Donations
Blood Donor Stations
Disaster Relief Services
Disaster Relief/Recovery Organizations
Emergency Medical Care
Emergency Preparedness and Response Training
First Aid Instruction
International Human Rights Programs
Temporary Financial Aid
Water Safety Education
|This record last modified October 11, 2012|