Guest Post: Denise Everhart on Approaching Hurricane

As I write to you today, we have a major Category 3 hurricane headed to the Hawaiian Islands. While the storm is expected to lose strength, it is still projected to hit the islands as a strong tropical storm or possibly a Category 1 hurricane. Current tracking has it passing between the Big Island and Maui, but all of our Hawaiian Islands must be prepared. This is where the amazing work Maria Lutz, Jaylene Chee and their team have put in during...

When Veronica Garcia Davalos, Executive Director of the Greater Long Beach, Rio Hondo & South Bay Chapter of the American Red Cross, Deployed to Orlando to Assist with the Hurricane Dorian Response, Something Happened That No One Could Have Predicted.

By Suzanne Jones, Red Cross volunteer  Earlier this year, Veronica Garcia Davalos deployed to Orlando as an Elected Officials Liaison to facilitate in the response to the disaster that Hurricane Dorian threatened to heap on Florida’s eastern coast.   Soon after she arrived on Saturday morning of Labor Day weekend, Veronica learned that several other Red Crossers from other regions had arrived ahead of her and had already divvied up the...

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