We wait on the wind

By Jillian Robertson, Red Cross communicator  Red Crosser Yesenia Miranda Meza did not know the impact she would have, as she comforted a woman forced to evacuate her home during the Getty Fire in late October 2019. The woman, Betsey Landis, had come to the Red Cross shelter at Westwood Recreation Center as high winds continued to whip through the burn zone, raising concerns that one of the gusts would cause the fire to continue to...

Holy Smoke: Compassion and love during the Getty Fire

By Carol Bamesberger, Red Cross Disaster Spiritual Care Regional Advisor  I hear so many stories of bravery, resilience and faith in the face of disaster. This story, that Mary Sevilla, CSJ, shared with me from the Getty Fire that burned in October of last year has stayed in my mind, and I wanted to share it with all of you. It is a story that highlights how vulnerable we are to wildfires every day in Los Angeles. It happened last...

Powered By WordPress | Awe Blog