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Volunteering for Red Cross in Northern California

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Have you thought about volunteering in your county in northern California?  Do you live in Modoc, Siskiyou, Shasta, Tehama, Lassen or Trinity counties?  Have you wanted to help people in your community, especially in times of tragedy and disaster?  Have you wanted to help people throughout the nation during disasters? Do you have internet access? If you have answered yes to any of these questions you might consider volunteering for the Red Cross.

I started volunteers after the 2014 summer fires.  I was motivated by homes, and forest fires burning many acres in my county.  I tried to help at that time.  Many people like me, want to help in that moment of crisis, but  Red Cross has a fairly rigid screening process.  Not everyone or anyone can just walk into an evacuation shelter and help.  I am very grateful for that, for the clients, and for myself.  So even though I couldn’t go and help at that moment, I decided that I would train and become a volunteer for future disasters.

I am so thankful that I did!  It has been a wonderful experience!  There are myths and rumors that you have to be a nurse or medic to volunteer for Red Cross.  I used to think that, and since I’ve started volunteering, several times I have been asked if I was a nurse. That isn’t the case at all!

I volunteer in the Disaster Services and so do most the people in northern California.  One way Red Cross supports your county,is for every house fire, Red Cross helps the victims.  But that is just one aspect, and there are many positions volunteers can choose from.

If you want to help make a difference, helping people during disasters, and or events in disaster preparedness, please go and apply online!

http://www.redcross.org/volunteer/become-a-volunteer#step1

Happy New Year!

 

Christmas Sugar Cookie Tradition

My favorite activity to do at Christmas time is to make sugar cookies and decorate them. Thanks M. for all your help with the cookies the past few years!

The Santa my Mom painted. It reminded me of an ornament we used to have when I was a little girl.




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Pomegranate, A Delicious and Nutritious Fruit

Pictures are cleaned pomegranate seeds in a stainless steel collainder over a white bowl.
Pomegranates grow well in California.

 

A pomegranate fruit was one of my favorites as a child and still is. It is so delicious, worth the effort it takes to peel.I f you put one in a bowl or sink of water, it is less messy and also easier to peel. You can thank my aunt for that piece of advice. She uses them in a particular salad that she serves. Recently I read something about the pomegranate seeds being very good for you.  They have large quantities of antioxidants also.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Close up picture of a cleaned pomegranate seeds in a thin stainless steel weaved colainder, over a white bowl.
Pomegranates taste great!

 

 

 

I found this site which I found to be very well made.   If you have never had a pomegranate, this would be a very helpful site.

http://www.pomegranates.org

 

 

 

 

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