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Dodgers Help Earthquake Victims

The Dodgers organization along with Dave Roberts, Yasiel Puig and Kenta Maeda helped raise money for earthquake victims in Japan and Ecuador Your browser does not support iframes.

April 27, 2016  /  No Comments ››
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Red Cross Youth Spread Empathy/Information and Make a Difference

by Lexi Myrie, West L.A. E-Board president and University High School Red Cross Club president In the 9th grade, I decided to follow my brother into the Red Cross club at our school.  My reason?  His sweatshirt was nice and I needed community service. I …

April 21, 2016  /  No Comments ››
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AmeriCorps Member Pays it Forward at High School Alma Mater

By Bernadett Leggis, AmeriCorps Member/Disaster Cycle Services On April 11-13, I hosted an American Red Cross Week for students at El Rancho High School in Pico Rivera. It was an extremely rewarding week because as an El Rancho High School (ERHS) alumna and a Pico …

April 20, 2016  /  No Comments ››
Greece: Kos, 18 August 2015 ??Farah and her parents are from Iraq. Each day they come to wait at the police station to find out if their registration process is complete. Farah doesn't like that there is so many people. She likes to jump through the fence, but her parents do not want her to get into trouble, and worry in case they get separated. She would be happier when they no longer have to queue, and there are no fences in the way. ??So far in 2015, 160,000 migrants have arrived in Greece, already almost four times more than in the previous year. Kos, just kilometres from the Turkish coast, has received thousands of migrants already this year. ??Photo: Stephen Ryan / IFRC

Veteran International Worker Explores Horrors of Syrian Migrant Crisis

By Drew McNeil, Communications Volunteer Steve McAndrew knows the horrors resulting from the Syrian Civil War all too well, having directed three operations on behalf of the Geneva-based International Federation of the Red Cross Red Crescent – first in Syria, then in the surrounding countries of …

April 18, 2016  /  No Comments ››

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