Los Angeles Region Volunteers Head into the Storm

By Digital Communications Manager, Ashley Henyan September 8, 2017— Right now, the American Red Cross is launching a massive response to Hurricane Irma from the U.S. Virgin Islands through Florida to the mid-Atlantic region of the U.S., especially as this massive storm moves closer and closer to heavily populated areas. Irma is expected to make landfall in Florida late Saturday September 9 into Sunday September 10. Currently, the storm is a...

La Tuna Fire Shelter Resident Receives Helping Hand

By Mimi Teller-Rosicky, Red Cross Volunteer Lead Photo by Mimi Teller-Rosicky (additional photos by Roxanne Shorbach) Over Labor Day weekend, Los Angeles experienced the largest wildfire in recent history as the hills behind La Tuna Canyon went up in flames. With mandatory evacuations in place for local residents, many sought refuge in three Red Cross shelters in Burbank, La Crescenta and Sunland. Included in those forced to evacuate was La Tuna...

Saving Lives Near and Far

By Carmela Burke, Red Cross Volunteer                                           |      He helped save at least 200 lives in Houston. On Friday, August 25th, as Harvey was approaching the Texas Gulf as a hurricane, the disaster leadership team at the national headquarters of the American Red Cross contacted the Pacific Division seeking to support the Red Cross national call center network.  It seemed...

Thank You American Red Cross!

By Communications and Marketing Intern, Alessandra Pacheco My name is Alessandra Pacheco and I’m a proud Summer Intern at the Red Cross Los Angeles Region with the Communications and Marketing Team. At heart I’m a journalist, and I feel privileged to have had many opportunities to write and tell the Red Cross story throughout the last nine weeks. I didn’t know about all the programs and services of the Red Cross until I became an intern....

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