YouTube Stars Try Their Hand at Earthquake Preparedness 

By Jillian Robertson, Red Cross digital communications manager  Back in October, I joined other members of the American Red Cross LA team, including CEO Jarrett Barrios, to visit YouTube stars The Try Guys at their studios in Atwater Village to film a video about earthquake preparedness.    Have you met The Try Guys? In 2014, four friends, Keith, Ned, Zach and Eugene, came together to form the group when they started wondering what it...

Get Prepared California! Earthquake Authority’s Auction Supports Red Cross Disaster Relief

By Jarrett Barrios, Los Angeles Region CEO    2017 – an extraordinary year for natural disasters. But also an extraordinary year for Red Cross volunteers—and voluntarism.   The tremendous Red Cross response to Hurricane Harvey, Irma and Maria, along with the California wildfires, meant the deployment of more than 16,000 volunteers from around the country to complex disaster operations within challenging conditions. They also meant...

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