La experiencia con el COVID de la alcaldesa de El Monte la lleva a donar plasma

Por Mimi Teller, voluntaria de la Cruz Roja La semana pasada, la Cruz Roja Americana conmemoró un año desde el inicio de la pandemia. También marcamos un año de increíble generosidad en el que miles de personas que se recuperaron del COVID-19 donaron plasma para la investigación y la posibilidad de ayudar a los pacientes que luchan contra el virus. Tras su propia enfermedad por el COVID,...

El Monte Mayor’s COVID journey leads to plasma donation

By Mimi Teller, Red Cross volunteer Last week, the American Red Cross commemorated one year since the pandemic’s onset. We also mark a year of incredible generosity where thousands of individuals who recovered from COVID-19 donated plasma for research and the potential to help patients battling the virus. Following her own COVID illness, El Monte Mayor Jessica Ancona is one of those generous heroes.     In her mid 40s, Mayor...

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...

A personal connection in Westlake Pico-Union

Red Cross AmeriCorps member Victoria Ramirez-Gomez told a version of this story on our “Close to the Vest: Alone/Together” livestream event. Full video below.  https://youtu.be/O56pSRK6Qv8 I want to share with you an experience I had in Westlake Pico-Union. I just want to emphasize that it's because of experiences and moments like the one I am going to share that I decided to sign on for another year of service with the Red Cross. I just...

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