Panda: The Very Model of a Modern Major Humanitarian Partner

By Jarrett Barrios, Los Angeles Region CEO For my military knowledge, though I'm plucky and adventury, Has only been brought down to the beginning of the century; But still in matters vegetable, animal, and mineral, I am the very model of a modern Major-General. I’ve been singing that famous song from Gilbert & Sullivan’s masterful operetta, Pirates of Penzance, since seeing the wonderful production at the Pasadena Playhouse last week. ...

Providing Comfort

By Helen Brooks, Red Cross Volunteer Being comfortable means different things to people.  At its most basic, it is having the physical elements of shelter, food, and loved ones around you.  But comfort can take many forms.  People in today’s society experience so much that either hurts them emotionally, or physically, or simply leaves them with such despair and heartache they are not sure where to turn, or whom to turn to. The human spirit...

Hearts Open: The Compassion of the Cambodian American Community

By Ashley Henyan In lieu of recent back-to-back devastating hurricanes, the Cambodian American Community in Long Beach joined hands and hearts in an act of communal compassion to raise funds and give back to people whose lives have been turned upside down. The fundraiser took place on September 28 at Legend Seafood and was organized by the Cambodian Community for Natural Disaster Victims. There, people from the Cambodian American Community gave...

Real Life Training Prepares Volunteer

By Pauline Jelinek Photo by John Bass for the American Red Cross Jacob Kennedy-AmeriCorps California Safe Corps                                                   In just his fourth week of an AmeriCorps disaster preparedness program, Jacob Kennedy landed some serious real-life disaster experience. He ended up working with the American Red Cross in Naples, Florida, helping people devastated by...

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