Virtual Internship: A new experience with the Red Cross

By Mystie Ng, Red Cross LA intern   During the past four months, many students had to adjust to learning environments as their schools and campuses closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Students transitioned quickly to a new, virtual learning environment, unsure when they would return to campus. This year’s students are the first to experience an internship amidst a pandemic and this required an added level of flexibility and new...

Hispanic Heritage Month Spotlight: Norma Vega

This Hispanic Heritage Month, we’re highlighting Hispanic men and women who play a pivotal role in helping the American Red Cross accomplish its humanitarian mission every day. This week, we’d like to highlight Norma Vega, the Chief Strategy and External Relations Officer of the American Red Cross Los Angeles Region. Here is a conversation we had with her around Hispanic Heritage Month and the importance of giving back. What does Hispanic...

In the Wake of Harvey

By Digital Communications Manager, Ashley Henyan |      Based on the scope of damage and the lives impacted by Hurricane Harvey, the American Red Cross has launched a massive effort to get help to where it is most needed— especially with Harvey’s catastrophic devastation being called the worst flooding disaster in U.S. history.  Part of this effort includes deploying volunteers from around the country into the areas of the Gulf Coast...

Sound the Alarm. Save a Life.

By Communications and Marketing Intern, Angel Emodi To prevent human suffering from home fires, the American Red Cross Home Fire Campaign aims to reduce home fire related deaths and injuries by 25% by the year 2020. With the Home Fire Campaign, Red Cross volunteers educate families about home fire safety, and install free smoke alarms in homes in vulnerable neighborhoods throughout the country.  This campaign began in 2014, and with 941,916...

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