Red Cross Seminars
This Weekend

August 7, 2006 - Yreka - The American Red Cross of Siskiyou County will hold special seminars this weekend for community groups that are interested in becoming partners in operating shelters or feeding those affected by a local disaster.

Charles “Chuck” Hartwick of Crescent City will conduct the two-hour long seminars.

“I encourage local organizations that want to open their own shelters or join with the American Red Cross in what we call “Mass Care” following a disaster to send a representative or two to one of these seminars,” Hartwick said.

Each seminar will present basic information on how the Red Cross sets up and operates a shelter and runs large scale feeding operations. The discussion will also cover what options are available for groups such as churches, civic organizations, and community clubs that want to collaborate with the American Red Cross.

The College of Siskiyous donated classroom space in the Tech Building, 2001 Campus Dr. for the sessions. The first round of which will be held on Saturday, August 12th at 10 AM and 6 PM and Sunday, August 13th at 10 AM, 2 PM, and 4 PM. The seminar will also occur on Saturday, August 26th at 10 AM, 2 PM, and 4 PM.

The American Red Cross of Siskiyou County requests that interested parties RSVP via e-mail to or call (530) 842-4476 to insure sufficient materials are available.

Siskiyou County Red Cross Reorganization

July 20, 2006, Yreka - The reorganization of the American Red Cross of Siskiyou County is steadily moving forward.

Last month a team from Crescent City upgraded all the local Health and Safety instructors on the latest Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) techniques. The American Heart Association and the American Red Cross jointly developed the 2006 CPR revision. Some of the instructors who work for government agencies or major employers have already begun to teach the new procedures to their fellow workers. In several cases, private citizens who need to update their CPR cards have also attended the classes. Red Cross officials plan to complete arrangements to offer CPR & First Aid classes in the community by the end of the month.

“As soon as I confirm facility locations and sign a few documents, the American Red Cross of Siskiyou County will offer a full range of Health and Safety Classes to interested residents,” Chuck Hartwick said.

Over the Fourth of July, long-time American Red Cross volunteer Kara LaMere of Weed added a new skill to her repertoire by serving as a Disaster Action Team member.

A registered nurse, LaMere spent most of her ten years in the Red Cross providing care to people at large shelters in locations that ranged from the hurricane ravaged Mississippi Gulf Coast to snow-bound Yreka.

An early morning blaze destroyed the house at 4128 Elizabeth Road in Dunsmuir occupied by Stephanie Liggett, aged 46, and 48-year-old Lonnie I. Luce. Liggett was home alone when the flames broke out. Luce was at work. Most of their possessions turned to ashes or suffered smoke and water damage.

LaMere’s task was to help them start their recovery. First, she gave them a voucher for three nights at a local motel. Then she gave them a value-limited credit card designed to purchase food and a change of clothing for the pair.

Issuing a “Client Assistance Card” required several phone calls to American Red Cross officials in Crescent City.

“Dave (Bosteder) and Chuck (Hartwick) walked me through the new process. They were a great help.” LaMere said.

The Del Norte County Chapter of the American Red Cross provides administrative support to the newly reorganized American Red Cross of Siskiyou County.

All American Red Cross disaster assistance is free, made possible by voluntary donations of time and money from the American people. The public can help the victims of disasters in our community by making a financial gift to the local American Red Cross, which enables the Red Cross to provide shelter, food, counseling and other assistance to those in need. Call 842-4476. Alternatively, mail contributions direct to the American Red Cross of Siskiyou County, 1000 S. Main St., Yreka, CA 96097. If you prefer to donate online, point your browser to

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