Finding a silver lining in COVID-19

By Kate Huntley, Red Cross LA intern  When COVID-19 spread across Los Angeles and shut down schools, closing businesses and preventing social gatherings, our lives turned upside down. As an incoming high school senior, I missed my prom, my spring sport and the fall of my senior year due to COVID-19. For students like me, finding a silver lining in the pandemic has not been easy. Yet find it I did during a project for my...

The Safest Time of the Year

By Sarah Domier, Red Cross Volunteer The Holiday Season has arrived and temperatures have started to drop, and The American Red Cross hopes these tips will help you and your family enjoy a safe holiday season—whether you’re traveling or staying home! We know that this time of year tends to bring out a lot of travelers, so whether you’re driving just a few hours away or out of state, it is crucial that your vehicle be well prepared for the...

Getting Prepared in South Los Angeles

By Faith Based and Community Programs Senior Specialist, Alejandro Penedo The Community Disaster Preparedness Expo 2017 in South LA was an exciting and a trail blazing event! This was the first disaster preparedness expo to be held in South LA, specifically in the Crenshaw Community. The event was hosted by the West Angeles Cathedral, a Faith Based partner of the American Red Cross Los Angeles Region, on October 7th. Executive Director,...

Heading Back to School Safely

By Angel Emodi, Red Cross Volunteer As the month of September gets underway, kids will be returning to school for the 2017-2018 school year. The Red Cross provides steps to keep all students safe throughout the school year. The safety steps also allow students to be watchful of their environment and careful while crossing streets. Additionally, the steps cover safety for new teen drivers, as well as general school bus safety tips. As a student...

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