American Red Cross

Blood Donations Urgently Needed Due To Severe Weather, Red Cross SaysSevere weather that forced the cancellation of blood drives across the country has the American Red Cross issuing an urgent request for blood and platelet donors, Red Cross officials said.
Pit Bull Rescued, 3 Residents Displaced In SF House FireA pit bull was saved in a one-alarm fire at a home in San Francisco's Silver Terrace neighborhood Saturday morning that displaced three residents.
Five Ways To Be Disaster Ready In The Bay AreaIt is never too soon to prepare for a disaster. Fortunately, San Francisco Bay Area emergency preparedness resources offer numerous opportunities to plan ahead for disasters or emergencies of any kind.
Residents Displaced, Homes Damaged When 16-Inch Water Main Breaks In Oakland's Glenview DistrictAbout 20 EBMUD customers were without water service due to a water main break Sunday morning that resulted in property damage in Oakland's Glenview district.
American Red Cross Opens More Shelters After Strong Storm Pounds Bay AreaThe American Red Cross has opened four emergency shelters in the Greater Bay Area to assist people affected by a storm that is making its way through the Bay Area.
New Report Casts Doubt On Red Cross' Claims About How Donation Money Is SpentThe American Red Cross has repeatedly touted that 91 cents out of every dollar donated is used to help those in need. But a new report from the independent, non-profit news group ProPublica shows those numbers are very misleading.
Fire At 3-Story Victorian Home In Berkeley Displaces 7Fire crews extinguished a fire at a Victorian home in Berkeley Monday morning that displaced at least seven residents.
Federal Panel Supports Lifting 31-Year-Old Ban On Blood Donations By Gay MenA U.S. advisory panel recommended Thursday to partially lift a 31-year ban preventing gay and bisexual men from donating blood.
Dog Killed In Alameda Fire Started By Unattended StoveA Sunday structure fire in Alameda displaced four families, injured a firefighter and killed a dog.
Napa Quake Damage Estimated At $300 Million, Vintners Chip In $10 MillionNapa officials said this morning the initial estimate of damage from Sunday's 6.0-magnitude earthquake to privately owned homes and commercial properties in the city is $300 million.
4-Alarm Apartment Fire In Oakland Displaces Dozens Of Residents; 5 Dogs MissingFirefighters have contained a four-alarm fire in Oakland that burned dozens of people out of their homes Wednesday evening.
Top 10 Earthquake Survival Kit Must-HavesEarthquakes can happen at any time, so preparedness should be maintained on an ongoing basis.