Get Prepared California! Earthquake Authority’s Auction Supports Red Cross Disaster Relief

By Jarrett Barrios, Los Angeles Region CEO    2017 – an extraordinary year for natural disasters. But also an extraordinary year for Red Cross volunteers—and voluntarism.   The tremendous Red Cross response to Hurricane Harvey, Irma and Maria, along with the California wildfires, meant the deployment of more than 16,000 volunteers from around the country to complex disaster operations within challenging conditions. They also meant...

CA Americorps Disaster Team Mid-Year Retreat

By Lauren Franklin This February our CA AmeriCorps Disaster Team members came together from around the state for their annual Mid-Year Training Retreat. This retreat gave our AmeriCorps team an opportunity to decompress from a busy six months of national service, receive specialized disaster response training through our partners at CaliforniaVolunteers, and share their service experiences both in their host Red Cross chapters and through...

Getting Things Done for America

By Disaster Team Coordinator, Lauren Franklin Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. said, “Everybody can be great, because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve...You don’t have to know the second theory of thermodynamics in physics to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.” This fall, the American Red Cross started a new partnership with CaliforniaVolunteers, sponsored by the...

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