Westlake Couple Becomes Red Cross Volunteers to Help Neighbors Affected by the Woolsey Fire

Story by Diane Concannon  Photos by Art Remnet and Diane Concannon  The American Red Cross continues to provide relief to people affected by the Woolsey Fire in southern California with shelter, food and comfort. As evacuation orders are lifted and people are able to return to their homes, the Red Cross is there with them.  Drew and Amanda Haver are two of the more than 900 Red Cross disaster workers helping with California Wildfire...

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...

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...

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...

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