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...

Ready When the Time Comes with Crenshaw Christian Center

By Los Angeles Region CEO, Jarrett Barrios On September 17, upon returning to Los Angeles after a three and a half week deployment— two weeks for Hurricane Harvey in Houston, TX and another week and a half in Miami, FL for Hurricane Irma— my first stop wasn’t home. In fact, I headed straight from Los Angeles International Airport to the site of one of our most trusted partners in preparedness, Crenshaw Christian Center, to spread the word...

Red Cross Ready for Wildfires

By Communications and Marketing Intern, Jaylen Moulton |      Every summer, spikes in wildfires occur as the temperature rises and becomes fire-inducing— especially in woodland and mountain areas. People in the Los Angeles area have likely heard about one of the various wildfires that has occurred this year, such as those that spread throughout Burbank or Whittier. In fact, the Red Cross Los Angeles Region recently deployed volunteers to...

Deployed on a Mission with the American Red Cross

Written by California AmeriCorps Disaster Team Member, Elyse Tran "My first two Red Cross deployments were in response to Hurricane Matthew. For my first, I flew out to North Carolina two days after the storm dissipated. Although most predictions indicated that (within the U.S.) Florida would be hit hardest by the storm, North Carolina ended up seeing far more destruction and deaths than any other state. So, I went there. Then, in December, I...

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