I Choose the American Red Cross 

By Andrea Davis, Los Angeles Region Board Chair   It seems every day, my life becomes more and more consumed with having to make choices. Where to eat? What flight to book? What shirt to wear? What route to take? And, of course, all the choices that affect family, friends and loved ones—even my beloved dog. It also seems that, more often than not, I’m left wondering if I’ve made the right choices. But, that’s why I am writing today....

Home Fire Safety: 348 Lives Saved and Counting!

By Jarrett Barrios, Los Angeles Region CEO Sadly, in a typical year in the United States, home fires kill more people than all other natural disasters combined. To help save lives, here at the Red Cross Los Angeles Region, we are asking that every household take two simple steps: practice fire drills at home and check smoke alarms monthly. Practicing your home fire escape plan is important because fire experts agree that people may have as...

A Cross-Cultural Connection

By Bruce Watkins, Los Angeles Region Board Member I believe the benefits of the PrepareLA efforts go beyond installing smoke alarms, educating people in need and even potentially saving lives (although that last benefit is a profound one). As a Red Cross team member, I entered the homes of people to help educate the residents about the importance of having working smoke alarms and having a fire escape plan, and I actually installed free alarms...

Sound the Alarm. Save a Life.

By Communications and Marketing Intern, Angel Emodi To prevent human suffering from home fires, the American Red Cross Home Fire Campaign aims to reduce home fire related deaths and injuries by 25% by the year 2020. With the Home Fire Campaign, Red Cross volunteers educate families about home fire safety, and install free smoke alarms in homes in vulnerable neighborhoods throughout the country.  This campaign began in 2014, and with 941,916...

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