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Standing Ready: A New PIO’s Perspective

By Anna Laine Friday, June 17. It was 5:30 pm when I merged onto the 10 Freeway East for the congested drive toward Maywood. Despite the usual high traffic, my GPS advised me, I was still on the fastest route possible. The Red Cross shelter …

June 21, 2016  /  No Comments ››
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Thanks and Good Luck to Executive Director Ben Green

When Ben Green was 15 years old, he made a decision that would help shape the course of his life: he became a Red Cross volunteer. That was 1968, and Green was a junior at Mehlville High School in St. Louis, Missouri. Today, Green is …

June 10, 2016  /  No Comments ››
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Volunteers Hone Disaster Skills at L.A.- Hosted Training

(Nearly 200 volunteers attended the Pacific Division Training Institute hosted by the L.A. Region from May 15-17.) By Drew McNeil, L.A. Region Volunteer After weeks of planning and preparation for the Pacific Division Training Institute we nearly missed the turn off. The dense fog high …

May 24, 2016  /  No Comments ››
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Sleeves Up. Hearts Open. All In.

By Ashley Henyan, L.A. Region Volunteer As an American Red Cross blood drive volunteer I meet real life super heroes every week. The commitment and dedication of our donors continues to baffle my mind. Every 56 days, like clockwork, regular donors cycle back in, roll …

May 3, 2016  /  No Comments ››

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