Community Resilience with Sonny Patel

By Ashley Henyan On June 21, 2018, Sonny Patel delivered a powerful keynote address to hundreds of Red Cross volunteers, staff, board members and partners at the Red Cross Los Angeles Region’s 102nd Annual Meeting. After the event, we had the chance to sit down with the NIH Global Health Scholar and Harvard Humanitarian Initiative Fellow, to discuss resiliency and PrepareLA. Tell us what you have been working on, most recently? I have just...

Adults with Disabilities Give Back as Red Cross Volunteers

By Ashley Henyan Photos By Federica Brecha MaryRose, Hannah, Danielle and Sean have two things in common—they are all adults living with a disability and they are all Red Cross volunteers. I had the pleasure of accompanying this team of four on Tuesday, March 13, as they made their regular rounds through the Los Angeles VA Hospital, distributing comfort kits to hospitalized veterans and bringing a smile to every visible face around. Their work...

The Humanitarian Celebration

By Ashley Henyan On March 9, 2018, Red Cross supporters from across the Los Angeles Region gathered at the Skirball Cultural Center for an evening of great food, star-studded company and live entertainment—followed by an amazing after party complete with a DJ, drinks, dessert and dancing. Honored during the event was Laurence E. Paul, MD, as Humanitarian of the Year, California Resources Corporation, as Humanitarian Company of the Year and The...

And the Honorees Are!

By Ashley Henyan, Digital Communications Manager On February 3, 2018, nearly 500 Los Angeles Region volunteers gathered at the Globe Theatre at Universal Studios Hollywood, for the Volunteer Excellence Awards. While every single Red Cross volunteer deserves the highest honors and praises for their achievements, this year eight extraordinary individuals, Dorathy Twitchell, Jada Hall, Jane Dean, Evangeline Campos, Kat Walsh, Matthew Martinez, Mary...

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