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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 29, 1995 | DUNCAN MARTELL
The Ventura County Board of Supervisors is encouraging county employees to donate blood or money to assist those in need in Oklahoma City following last week's bombing. Employees wishing to give blood may contact United Blood Services at 654-8104 to make an appointment. The company has offices in Ventura, Simi Valley and Thousand Oaks. The American Red Cross is also accepting donations. Checks can be sent to American Red Cross, Oklahoma City Explosion, P.O. Box 5850, Ventura, Calif., 93005.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 16, 1993
American Red Cross officials are warning county residents to beware of phony solicitors who claim to be affiliated with the Red Cross. Recently, a Las Vegas-based organization calling itself the Gleaners has been seeking large monetary donations from Orange County residents, according to Red Cross officials, who added that the Gleaners are not affiliated with the Orange County Red Cross or the American Red Cross.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 21, 2007 | From Times Staff Reports
A former American Red Cross employee who managed finances at the Orange County chapter has been sentenced to six months in jail and six months of house arrest for embezzling $110,000 from the agency, authorities said Monday. Karen Shuerger, 59, formerly of Santa Ana and now living in Henderson, Nev., pleaded guilty in May to three counts of wire fraud and one of mail fraud in connection with the case.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 24, 1996 | DANICA KIRKA, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
(BEGIN TEXT OF INFOBOX / INFOGRAPHIC) Collecting Blood The number of pints collected by the Red Cross has decreased in the past five years. National figures, in millions of pints: '94-'95: 5.74 Source: American Red Cross
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 8, 1995 | JEFF McDONALD
One of Ventura County's largest oil companies has donated $25,000 to the local chapter of the American Red Cross, money the relief organization said would help local families struck by disaster. Officials from CalResources Inc., a subsidiary of the Shell Oil Co. based in Bakersfield, announced the donation last week. "Over the last year, we have been very impressed with the leadership of the American Red Cross," CalResources spokeswoman Susan C. Hersberger said in a prepared statement.
NEWS
May 23, 1990 | Associated Press
The American Red Cross received a record $165 million in donations in 1989 but spent $151 million, three times more than the record. Most of the money, $127 million, was spent on victims of Hurricane Hugo in the Southeast and the California earthquake, Red Cross Chairman George Moody said Tuesday at the organization's annual convention.
NEWS
July 9, 1992
The San Gabriel Valley chapter of the American Red Cross has opened a Service Center at 200 E. Lime St., Monrovia, to serve Bradbury, Duarte, Irwindale, Monrovia and Sierra Madre. Workers will help disaster victims, sell first aid supplies and recruit volunteers. The center is open from 1 to 5 p.m. weekdays.
NEWS
May 6, 1993
American Red Cross Tissue Services, Western Region, has honored Glendale Adventist Medical Center for its commitment to tissue donation and transplantation. The Red Cross said that hospital personnel have worked with families of potential donors, showing sensitivity while providing the option of donation.
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