The American Red Cross Los Angeles Region serves nearly 10 million people in 88 cities within Los Angeles County. We also serve Inyo and Mono Counties and the eastern third of Kern County. We are dedicated to helping victims of disaster and providing programs and services that help our community prevent, prepare for, and respond to emergencies.
The L.A. Region – part of a nationwide network of locally supported chapters – is comprised of the following five Red Cross chapters: Northern Valleys, Greater Long Beach, Los Angeles, San Gabriel Pomona Valley and Santa Monica.
What We Do
During fiscal year 2014, local Los Angeles Region volunteers and employees provided the following services:
Respond with Relief When Disaster Strikes
Responded to 442 home fires and 702 other disasters.
Assisted 2,284 victims of disasters with financial or other needs.
Provided approximately $340,246 in financial assistance to families in need after a local emergency.
Serve Military Members and their Families
Provided emergency communications services to 1,210 members of the Armed Forces and their families.
Help Keep the Community Safe and Healthy (through CPR, First Aid and other courses)
Trained 47,714 individuals in CPR and First Aid, and 57,084 individuals in Water Safety.
Teach People How to Prepare for and Respond to Disasters
Taught preparedness education to 35,476 individuals.
Connect Our Community in Preparedness
Outreached to 599,446 people in local neighborhoods.
Engaged 3,726 youth volunteers who served 17,040 hours of community service.
Connect Families Around the World
Worked to restore 161 contacts between families through the Restoring Family Links Program.
We also work in conjunction with the American Red Cross Southern California Regional Blood Services to ensure there is a safe and adequate blood supply in the area and in 2014 we provided 170,226 units of blood.