Saving Lives Near and Far

By Carmela Burke, Red Cross Volunteer                                           |      He helped save at least 200 lives in Houston. On Friday, August 25th, as Harvey was approaching the Texas Gulf as a hurricane, the disaster leadership team at the national headquarters of the American Red Cross contacted the Pacific Division seeking to support the Red Cross national call center network.  It seemed...

Hearts Open, After the Storm

By Los Angeles Region CEO, Jarrett Barrios Here in Los Angeles, our thoughts and prayers are with those in Texas and the Gulf Coast, who have most likely just experienced one of the scariest weekends of their lives. Now that area residents have made it through the brunt of this tremendous storm, taking the necessary steps and precautions to stay safe is just as, if not more, important than it was during the life-threatening winds. As tropical...

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