Red Cross needs your help – for fun |

Red Cross needs your help – for fun

The western Nevada County branch of the American Red Cross is sharing custody of a new baby. He’s red and white and shiny and completely devoted to helping those in need.

But he needs a name.

Actually, he’s more older child than baby. The 10-year-old Emergency Response Vehicle (ERV) became part of the extended Western Nevada County Red Cross family when they merged with Yuba City’s Three Rivers Chapter of the American Red Cross last October.

Although the no-name ERV will live most of the time in Yuba City, Grass Valley will be able to use vehicle unless it’s needed to save the day in some other county … or even help out in a national disaster, like one of the 13 hurricanes of 2005.

The ERV already has had lots of adventures, including helping out at fires in Arizona, Southern California, and Redding, and floods in Mississippi

You can meet our nameless ERV on Friday as part of Red Cross Month celebration. The vehicle will be accompanied by volunteers who will be handing out information that could save your life or the life of someone you love. A limited number of Red Cross pocket first aid kits will also be awarded to winners of a Red Cross trivia quiz.

The winner of the “Name that ERV” contest will receive an official Red Cross travel and home first aid kit. In case multiple contestants enter the same winning name, numbers will be drawn to determine the winner.

For more information, call the Grass Valley Red Cross at 272-3265.

Enter the “Name That ERV” (Emergency Response Vehicle) contest Saturday, to win an official Red Cross travel and home first aid kit, at the following Grass Valley locations:

Safeway, 10 to 11:15 a.m.

K-Mart, 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.

Long’s Drugs, 1 to 2:15 p.m.

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