Hometown Heroes: Ordinary People with Extraordinary Hearts

By Jarrett Barrios, Los Angeles Region CEO On May 10, 2018, I had the pleasure of joining hundreds of local Red Crossers at our 14th Annual Hometown Heroes luncheon. This year’s event was held at the Carson Community Center, in the City of Carson, and it offered the perfect locale to honor 12 heroic acts performed by 23 local individuals. The actions of the honored individuals, or groups of individuals, define why we, at the Red Cross, train...

Hometown Heroes

By Steph Errante, Red Cross Volunteer Every year, Red Crossers in Los Angeles gather to celebrate acts of heroism and those who performed them. On May 10th, the Carson Community Center hosted the Red Cross Los Angeles Region's 14th Annual Hometown Heroes Luncheon.   Working with many generous sponsors such as BIG 5, Andeavor, Toyota Auto Body Corp and more, the Red Cross was able to bring together an incredible event, including a display...

Heading Back to School Safely

By Angel Emodi, Red Cross Volunteer As the month of September gets underway, kids will be returning to school for the 2017-2018 school year. The Red Cross provides steps to keep all students safe throughout the school year. The safety steps also allow students to be watchful of their environment and careful while crossing streets. Additionally, the steps cover safety for new teen drivers, as well as general school bus safety tips. As a student...

Why You Should Take CPR

By Communications and Marketing Intern, Angel Emodi Spending six hours for a CPR Training course might sound exhausting, but the skills you learn last for a lifetime. The Red Cross offers CPR Training courses with digital certificates that last for two years! The course teaches the fundamentals of performing CPR and the skills learned can be used to save loved ones, and possibly strangers, too!  I believe the importance of CPR Training is not...

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