Centennial Flashback: Teaching water safety in the 1970s and ‘80s through backyard swim programs

Throughout the Red Cross Month of March, the Red Cross Los Angeles Region is Celebrating its 100 Years of Service with a series titled: Centennial Flashback.  This will be a historical snapshots about the Red Cross L.A. Chapter in action during the past 100 years Water safety has been an important part of the American Red Cross training since 1914 when Commodore Wilbert E. Longfellow enlisted the help of the organization in his...

“You’re Really Alive”: Mental Health Volunteer Remembers Katrina Clients

by Amy Gross, Gift Planning Officer, Los Angeles and Central California Regions Here are some of my memories of working for fourteen days as a Disaster Mental Health volunteer at the Hurricane Katrina Los Angeles Chapter Service Center, where 2,500 people from the Houston Shelter were sent, to solve that shelter’s overcrowding. Los Angeles was only one of the places people were sent. I worked in the service center the last two weeks of...

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