Compton Native Shares His Humanitarian Vision of ‘Intellect, Love and Mercy’

“The Five Pillars of Islam (declaration of faith, prayer, fasting, alms, and pilgrimage) inspire, not only my life and work, but more importantly, how I treat others,” said Umar A. Hakim Dey, a native of Compton, who is the executive director of the Intellect Love Mercy (ILM) Foundation and founder of INKERIJ ® (encourage), an advisory for cultural shifting.  As a Muslim and African American, Umar said it’s his faith that...

All in It Together

By Curtis Hsing, Tzu Chi Associate Director, Emergency Disaster Services Manager  There are many reasons why the volunteers from Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation like to work with the American Red Cross.  I began my American Red Cross career as a volunteer with the Northern California Silicon Valley Chapter back in 2001, years before I joined Tzu Chi. I worked hand in hand with partners to help people when they suffered a lost in an...

Getting Prepared in South Los Angeles

By Faith Based and Community Programs Senior Specialist, Alejandro Penedo The Community Disaster Preparedness Expo 2017 in South LA was an exciting and a trail blazing event! This was the first disaster preparedness expo to be held in South LA, specifically in the Crenshaw Community. The event was hosted by the West Angeles Cathedral, a Faith Based partner of the American Red Cross Los Angeles Region, on October 7th. Executive Director,...

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