Una conexión personal en Westlake Pico-Union

Victoria Ramirez-Gomez, miembro del equipo de AmeriCorps de la Cruz Roja, contó una versión de esta historia durante nuestro evento de transmisión en vivo “Close to the Vest: Alone / Together.” Video completo en inglés a continuación. Read this story in English. Quiero compartir con ustedes una experiencia que tuve en Westlake Pico-Union. Solo quiero enfatizar que es por experiencias y momentos como el que les voy a compartir que...

A personal connection in Westlake Pico-Union

Red Cross AmeriCorps member Victoria Ramirez-Gomez told a version of this story on our “Close to the Vest: Alone/Together” livestream event. Full video below.  https://youtu.be/O56pSRK6Qv8 I want to share with you an experience I had in Westlake Pico-Union. I just want to emphasize that it's because of experiences and moments like the one I am going to share that I decided to sign on for another year of service with the Red Cross. I just...

Mission Moment: When volunteering comes full circle

By Shubhangi Mittal, Red Cross LA Volunteer  The Red Cross is committed to helping people prepare for, respond to and recover from disasters large and small. Our work saves lives, often on a daily basis. And while we carry out our lifesaving mission, we sometimes experience what we call a Mission Moment, a moment of feeling proud to be a Red Crosser. A Mission Moment is an interaction that validates all the hard work and...

Behind the Scenes at Sound the Alarm

By Sean Steinberg, Red Cross Americorps When working in communications, you’re often planted firmly behind-the-scenes of the Red Cross action. Be it during a disaster or a CPR training, the behind the scenes position can make it easy to feel disconnected from the larger mission.   That’s the beauty of Sound the Alarm: When you’re in the field,...

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