Faith Based Organizations and the American Red Cross: Partners in Blue and Gray Skies

Logo v2We know from experience that during large disasters such as Hurricanes Katrina and Sandy, many community members turn to houses of worship for comfort and support.

With more than 50% of Los Angeles residents reporting an affiliation with a religion, the American Red Cross Los Angeles Region is proud to partner with many faith-based organizations in both the good times (blue skies) and the bad times (gray skies). To date, we have partnered with 86 faith-based organizations of different denominations.

Our unique program works as a link for houses of worship to equip members and community partners with rco_blog_img_faith basedAmerican Red Cross-approved resources for disaster preparedness and resiliency.

As a result of these partnerships, in FY 2014, we educated 1,096 participants in disaster preparedness, engaged 28,750 individuals at community outreach events, trained 254 people in CPR/First Aid, and collected more than 3,000 pints of blood.

Click here to see the list of L.A. Region faith-based affiliates, and for more information about the program, please contact Osas.Otasowie@redcross.org or call 310-445-2661.   http://www.redcross.org/ca/los-angeles/about-us/faith-based-affiliates

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