Wildfires couldn’t cut off these Red Crossers

Red Cross Community Outreach Specialist Patty Madera told a version of this story on our “Close to the Vest: Alone/Together” livestream event. Full video below.  Thank you for having me. My name is Patty Madera. I'm very excited to tell my story. We've all done such great things to support the community this year, and I'm excited to be able to share that with you.   One opportunity I was given during this quarantine and this pandemic...

Heroes in waiting: Red Cross volunteers in Arcadia

By René Amy, Red Cross LA volunteer It's kind of strange to think that sometimes, the best way to help is by doing nothing at all -- although not in the way that most would expect. Sometimes, just sitting and waiting to help can make a big difference, as demonstrated by the volunteer workers at the American Red Cross’ recent evacuation point at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia. Hundreds of thousands of San Gabriel Valley residents received a...

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...

Red Cross Assistance is for Everyone

By Ted Horton-Billard As I am now assigned to help with the disaster relief operation due to the current wildfires raging across Southern California, I have been reflecting on my deployment experience at the Northern California Wildfires, last month. During the northern CA wildfires, I had two placements with the Red Cross. The first was as part of the Shelter Support Team (SST), a new group being developed, where we visited shelters, checked...

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