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February 15, 1996 | DEBRA CANO
Sheryl Chariton, a senior at Huntington Beach High School, has worked as a volunteer for four years in antidrug and gang-prevention programs. During that time, she said, she certainly never thought of herself as a local hero. But 18-year-old Chariton is just that, according to the committee that selected her as one of 20 people who will carry the Olympic flame as it passes through Orange County on April 28.
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December 31, 1998 | LINN GROVES, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Globs of glue cling to fingers, paprika dust blows about, and a seemingly endless array of colorful flowers waits to be stuck, one by one, onto floats. But that's just part of what attracted dozens of Orange County residents to volunteer their decorating services for tomorrow's 110th Rose Parade. "It's fun," Julie Kohlscheen, 27, of Fullerton yelled from atop a 30-foot high scaffold as she shook yellow flower petals onto the head of a giant caterpillar, one of more than 100 parade entries.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 15, 1993 | MARTIN MILLER
From her hotel room in Bettendorf, Iowa, not far from the overflowing banks of the Mississippi River, Judy Tuohey was thinking of the man crying in the rain. "He was just standing in the hotel parking lot," Tuohey, 57, a Laguna Hills resident and volunteer with the American Red Cross, said Wednesday. "It was just from frustration. He was a volunteer and he just couldn't do any more."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 14, 1998 | DEBRA CANO and SUSAN DEEMER
Antonio "Tony" Rangel and Eleanore Rankin, two community volunteers who have given countless hours to Placentia organizations, have been recognized as Citizens of the Year. Called a "true American" by his peers, Rangel was nominated by American Legion Post No. 277, where he has been a member for 24 years. He has volunteered for his fellow veterans at hospitals and serves on Placentia's Veterans Advisory Committee.
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November 18, 1996 | RUSS LOAR, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Bill Clausen is a believer in the inherent goodness of the human race. He has proof. "In times of disaster, organizations and people rise up and do some really remarkable things," said Clausen, a 62-year-old Huntington Beach resident and American Red Cross volunteer. "It really restores your faith in people."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 3, 1996
The Orange County chapter of the American Red Cross will hold its 1996 Volunteer Recognition Luncheon and Awards Ceremony Sunday at the Hyatt Regency Alicante in Garden Grove. Nine people or groups will be presented with the Golden Circle Award, the chapter's most prestigious honor for volunteer achievements. The chapter has about 3,200 volunteers who provide relief services for disaster victims.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 9, 1996 | LEN HALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Diane Vandenberg knew the call was coming. Hurricane Fran had pummeled a large swath of the Eastern Seaboard and she is a veteran volunteer for the American Red Cross. By Sunday afternoon, the 60-year-old Anaheim Hills electronics technician was on a plane. "You can't really pay people to do this job, you do it because it makes you feel good to help people in distress," said Vandenberg, while waiting to board a jet at John Wayne Airport for a flight to the disaster area.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 16, 1995 | LESLEY WRIGHT
What began as a modest plan to fingerprint local schoolchildren has grown in just two years into a far-reaching volunteer program that has won state accolades for its founder, Deborah Klein, a crime prevention specialist for the Orange Police Department. "It was a matter of being in the right--or wrong--place at the right--or wrong--time," Klein said with a laugh.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 27, 1994
Longtime volunteer Milt Jacobson has been honored for his time and effort in helping civic and charitable organizations in the city. Jacobson was named Volunteer of the Year for the area by the California Parks and Recreation Society, which pointed to his contributions to many nonprofit groups in Saddleback Valley.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 11, 1996 | DAVID HALDANE
The Orange County chapter of the American Red Cross has sent 11 volunteers to the East Coast to help victims of Hurricane Fran. The volunteers, who flew to Virginia on Sunday and Monday, are helping with damage assessment, disaster health services, communication, logistics and mobile feeding. "It's a huge effort," spokeswoman Sarah Shogren said. "We certainly can use all the help we can get."
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February 2, 1998 | LESLEY WRIGHT, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Orange County residents have a reputation for being miserly when asked to write checks for charity, but they seem to respond wholeheartedly when asked to give their time. Volunteerism, experts say, has become downright trendy in Orange County. "Tutoring, mentoring right now is very big," said Mary Perez, an administrator at Westminster's Volunteer Exchange. "I think people are realizing it's OK to use volunteers, to use the unpaid manpower."
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December 17, 1996 | DENISE MARIE SIINO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The letters come addressed to Santa, Kris Kringle, Mrs. Claus, the Elves. They are written in everything from a 4-year-old's scrawl to computer script. Some are elaborately colored with the writer's vision of Santa's sleigh and reindeer. Others include maps--some global enough for NASA, some with more detail than the Thomas Guide. The letters are written by children and grown-ups who believe--or want to believe--that Santa is real. That people love to write to Santa is no surprise.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 18, 1996 | RUSS LOAR, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Bill Clausen is a believer in the inherent goodness of the human race. He has proof. "In times of disaster, organizations and people rise up and do some really remarkable things," said Clausen, a 62-year-old Huntington Beach resident and American Red Cross volunteer. "It really restores your faith in people."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 16, 1996 | MIMI KO CRUZ and LORI HAYCOX
The Orange County chapter of the American Red Cross recently honored several volunteers for their service to the disaster-relief organization. Eight volunteers and organizations were given the Golden Circle Award, the Red Cross' most prestigious honor, at the chapter's 1996 recognition luncheon and awards ceremony. The honorees include: Tom Broadston of La Habra, Rick Eidson of Orange, Henry and Edythe Handy of Laguna Beach, C.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 3, 1996
The Orange County chapter of the American Red Cross will hold its 1996 Volunteer Recognition Luncheon and Awards Ceremony Sunday at the Hyatt Regency Alicante in Garden Grove. Nine people or groups will be presented with the Golden Circle Award, the chapter's most prestigious honor for volunteer achievements. The chapter has about 3,200 volunteers who provide relief services for disaster victims.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 2, 1996 | LORI HAYCOX
Don Dressler has won the American Cancer Society Orange County Region's Volunteer of the Year Award for his efforts to promote cancer-prevention awareness and good eating habits. Dressler, a resident of Irvine, was honored for his volunteer work at that city's unit of the American Cancer Society, where he started the Eat Right Campaign to encourage people to eat five servings of fresh fruits and vegetables a day.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 4, 1994
Helping hands FOUNTAIN VALLEY 'He Doesn't Lose Sight of His Goals' Who: Eric Anderson Contribution: Recognized as "volunteer extraordinaire" by the Fountain Valley School District Board of Trustees. Anderson, 35, has cerebral palsy and uses a wheelchair, but is still a dedicated volunteer at James H. Cox Elementary School. He is starting his eighth year as a volunteer at the school.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 16, 1996 | MIMI KO CRUZ and LORI HAYCOX
The Orange County chapter of the American Red Cross recently honored several volunteers for their service to the disaster-relief organization. Eight volunteers and organizations were given the Golden Circle Award, the Red Cross' most prestigious honor, at the chapter's 1996 recognition luncheon and awards ceremony. The honorees include: Tom Broadston of La Habra, Rick Eidson of Orange, Henry and Edythe Handy of Laguna Beach, C.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 11, 1996 | DAVID HALDANE
The Orange County chapter of the American Red Cross has sent 11 volunteers to the East Coast to help victims of Hurricane Fran. The volunteers, who flew to Virginia on Sunday and Monday, are helping with damage assessment, disaster health services, communication, logistics and mobile feeding. "It's a huge effort," spokeswoman Sarah Shogren said. "We certainly can use all the help we can get."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 9, 1996 | LEN HALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Diane Vandenberg knew the call was coming. Hurricane Fran had pummeled a large swath of the Eastern Seaboard and she is a veteran volunteer for the American Red Cross. By Sunday afternoon, the 60-year-old Anaheim Hills electronics technician was on a plane. "You can't really pay people to do this job, you do it because it makes you feel good to help people in distress," said Vandenberg, while waiting to board a jet at John Wayne Airport for a flight to the disaster area.
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