What We Do

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The American Red Cross Los Angeles Region serves more than 10.5 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 Rio Hondo and South Bay, Los Angeles, San Gabriel Pomona Valley and Santa Monica.

In FY 2018…

Our Service to the Armed Forces and Veterans Team provided Emergency Communications to over 850 service members and their families, including more than 2600 referrals, and offered reconnect ion workshops for more 180 individuals.

Our International Services Team built 25 welcome baskets from Red Cross Youth Club donations and Restoring Family Links​ volunteers reached more than 1,500 people.

Disaster Cycle Services served more than 10,300 individuals after the Southern California Wildfires, alone and more than 500 volunteers deployed to nearly 20 large-scale national disasters. Locally, Disaster Action Team (DAT) volunteers Responded to 656 homes​, providing comfort and care to more than 2,600 people and providing $429,214 in financial assistance to those in need.

​Nearly 30 Americorps members taught CPR courses in English and Spanish and provided emergency preparedness education to hundreds of 3-5th graders with the Disney Pillowcase Project.

Los Angeles area Volunteers volunteered for a total of 197,356 hours throughout the year—installing 6,770 free smoke alarms, teaching 3,727 children emergency preparedness through the Disney Pillowcase project and educating 1,895 individuals with the Prepare U curriculum.

Community Outreach Volunteers and Community Ambassadors provided emergency preparedness information at over 480 events throughout LA County, reaching more than 413,000 people.

LA Regional Chapters:

In the Northern Valleys, more than 100 community members attended the Pacoima Resiliency Town Hall and the Holiday Toy Drive served over 200 families, including those affected by Creek Fire.

In the San Gabriel Pomona Valley, 10 cities proclaimed March as Red Cross Month and 24 Community Members became resiliency ambassadors.

In the Santa Monica Bay, 75 percent of the board participated in Sound the Alarm events and Chapter members participated in the second annual Airlift Response Team Exercise in partnership with Santa Monica Airport.

In Long Beach, Rio Hondo and the South Bay sponsored CPR for 88 members and the Annual Home Town Heroes Luncheon honored 27 local heroes.

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