Entrevista con director regional de desastre Joselito Garcia-Ruiz

Marilyn Jiménez entrevistó al director regional de desastre Joselito Garcia-Ruiz sobre su jubilación, su trayectoria profesional con la Cruz Roja Americana y las historias que más le impactaron a lo largo de sus 30 años con la organización. La entrevista ha sido condensada para mayor claridad y está disponible en inglés.    ¡Buenas tardes, Joselito! Muchas gracias por tomar un momento para compartir tu...

Exit Interview with Regional Disaster Officer, Joselito Garcia-Ruiz

Red Cross Communications Lead Specialist Marilyn Jimenez interviewed Regional Disaster Officer Joselito Garcia-Ruiz about his pending retirement, his career at the Red Cross and stories that stuck with him throughout his 30 years at the organization. Interview has been condensed for clarity and is also available in Spanish.    Good afternoon, Joselito. Thank you for taking a moment to share your American Red Cross experience with us....

Guest Post: Denise Everhart on Approaching Hurricane

As I write to you today, we have a major Category 3 hurricane headed to the Hawaiian Islands. While the storm is expected to lose strength, it is still projected to hit the islands as a strong tropical storm or possibly a Category 1 hurricane. Current tracking has it passing between the Big Island and Maui, but all of our Hawaiian Islands must be prepared. This is where the amazing work Maria Lutz, Jaylene Chee and their team have put in during...

Gaining More than Experience: My Internship with the Red Cross

By Disaster Cycle Services Intern, Jesus Garcia My name is Jesus, and I was an intern for the Disaster Cycle Services in the summer of 2017. I was born and raised in Los Angeles, and I am currently attending Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. Early in 2017 I decided that I would apply to summer internships in Los Angeles. At the time, I had broad interests in humanitarian work, health care, and community education. The idea I had in my mind...

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