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...

California Wildfires: Creek Fire & Rye Fire

By Digital Communications Manager, Ashley Henyan Red Cross staff and volunteers are responding to help people in the path of fast-moving wildfires threatening communities and forcing people from their homes in Southern California. The Thomas Fire is burning out of control in Ventura County and has already consumed 31,000 acres, and the Creek Fire, which began as a brush fire, is burning near Sylmar, in Kagel Canyon and the Rye Fire is now...

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