On April 6, the American Red Cross will implement changes to divisions and regions across the nation to align Humanitarian Services regions and Biomedical Services regions into mutually supportive service areas. At the Region level, the Inyo County, Mono County and Kern County parts of the LA Region will join the Red Cross Central California Region, so Los Angeles County and the LA Region will be one and the same.
Within the Region, you will see some important changes to our chapters and Disaster Cycle Services (DCS) territories. We have engaged our DCS and chapter leadership teams in a two-year process to ensure our chapters and territories are perfectly aligned without split zip codes, providing greater clarity about service delivery, response duties and operational coordination.
For example: Currently, Glendale is in the Northern Valleys Chapter, which is primarily DCS Territory 1; however, Glendale is in DCS Territory 2, which primarily covers the San Gabriel and Pomona Valleys Chapter. Starting April 6, the chapter and territory containing Glendale will be one and the same.
Additionally, as part of the national effort, we were asked to standardize chapter names according to Red Cross guidelines. Working closely with our chapter leadership, including boards and volunteers, new chapter names were selected. In some cases, the names are barely different, and in others, they are quite different.
Above is a map showing the new LA Region chapters/territories.
Next Steps – Our Volunteer Services team is working hard to update Volunteer Connection to reflect these changes and will be sending follow-up communication to affected volunteers. Note that we made every effort to minimize changes, so the majority of volunteers will see no change. In the meantime, you should always feel free to reach out to your volunteer supervisor for more information.
Update Chapter/Territory Names
Territory 1 / American Red Cross Serving the Northern Valleys
Raul Claros, Executive Director
Barbara Mariscal, Disaster Program Manager
Chapter HQ: Glendale Office, 1501 S Brand Blvd., Glendale, CA 91204
(Moving to Van Nuys by approximately July 2021)
Antelope Valley Office, 2715 E Ave. P, Palmdale, CA 93550
Territory 2 / American Red Cross Serving the Greater San Gabriel and Pomona Valleys
Erica Frausto-Aguado, Executive Director
Scott Sapers, Disaster Program Manager
Chapter HQ: Arcadia Office, 376 W Huntington Drive, Arcadia, CA 91007
Pomona Office, 100 Red Cross Circle, Pomona, CA 91768
Territory 3 / American Red Cross Serving Western Los Angeles
Julie Thomas, Executive Director
Alyssa Christenson, Disaster Program Manager
Chapter HQ: Santa Monica Office, 1450 11th St, Santa Monica, CA 90401.
Territories 4 & 5 / American Red Cross Serving Greater Long Beach, South Bay, and Metro and Southeast Los Angeles
Veronica Garcia Davalos, Executive Director
Nedan Rambo, Disaster Program Manager (T4)
Andrea Ritter, Disaster Program Manager (T5)
Chapter HQ / T4 Office: Long Beach Office, 3150 E 29th St., Long Beach, CA 90806
T5 Office: Commerce Office, 2227 S Atlantic Blvd., Commerce, CA 90040
For questions, contact VolunteerServices.LosAngeles.CA@redcross.org.