AmeriCorps Member Pays it Forward at High School Alma Mater

By Bernadett Leggis, AmeriCorps Member/Disaster Cycle Services On April 11-13, I hosted an American Red Cross Week for students at El Rancho High School in Pico Rivera. It was an extremely rewarding week because as an El Rancho High School (ERHS) alumna and a Pico Rivera resident, I was able to give back to my community by creating awareness on the campus about disaster preparedness. Here’s what happened: On the first day my team and I...

Centennial Flashback: Women play vital role in L.A. Chapter’s 100 years

Throughout the Red Cross Month of March, the Red Cross Los Angeles Region is Celebrating its 100 Years of Service with a series titled: Centennial Flashback.  This will be a historical snapshots about the Red Cross L.A. Chapter in action during the past 100 years It is fitting that March is not only Red Cross Month, but also Women’s History Month. Since the founding of the American Red Cross by Clara Barton in 1881, women have played a...

Home Fire Preparedness Campaign Setting Records

Our efforts to reduce the amount of injury and deaths due to home fires have certainly seen great progress over the months but none more than this past weekend. On March 19th, the Los Angeles Region held two Home Fire Prevention events – one of which was a signature event in the northern portion of the region, Van Nuys. The other was a monthly event in one of the region’s vulnerable communities, Paramount. I was pleased to see an aggressive...

Behind the Scenes of a Red Cross Youth Corps

By Samantha Hwang, LA region volunteer Once a month, every month in the school year, a group of fresh faces comes enthusiastically into their local Red Cross office for the monthly district general meeting. They sit comfortably in their seats and snack on pizza, waiting eagerly for the meeting to start. The members look to the executive board to update them on upcoming events and to spotlight something different about the Red Cross every...

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