Parenting during a pandemic:
When do we get a break?

By Jillian Robertson, Red Cross communicator Breanne Williamson is many things to many people. To me, she is a colleague at the American Red Cross Los Angeles Region, where she works as a senior philanthropy officer on the fundraising team. She also is a wife, a mother and, since COVID-19 hit and her children’s schools closed, a teacher. Breanne has two sons -- an 8-year-old and a 3-year-old. When schools closed due to COVID-19, it did not...

Like nothing I ever felt before: A COVID-19 Story

By Jillian Robertson, Red Cross Communications Based on a conversation with Red Cross development officer, Kate Smith, and her daughter, Addie Smith.   To some extent, disaster is our “day job” and providing comfort and care is all part of a day’s work. Yet even that mindset did not prepare Red Cross staff member Kate Smith, then working with the Los Angeles Region, for when her daughter living in New York City contracted...

Open Letter from CEO Jarrett Barrios to the Red Cross Workforce

  Los Angeles Red Crossers,  Today dawns a new chapter in our lives with the novel coronavirus: Today is our first day navigating life “in the red.”  The specific order by California’s governor mandates that “all individuals living in California stay at home or their place of residence.” A similar order from our county board of supervisors and the Los Angeles County Director of Public Health gives a bit more content to what will...

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