Finding a silver lining in COVID-19

By Kate Huntley, Red Cross LA intern  When COVID-19 spread across Los Angeles and shut down schools, closing businesses and preventing social gatherings, our lives turned upside down. As an incoming high school senior, I missed my prom, my spring sport and the fall of my senior year due to COVID-19. For students like me, finding a silver lining in the pandemic has not been easy. Yet find it I did during a project for my...

A Window into Interning with the American Red Cross

By Jarrett Dang, Red Cross LA Summer Intern 2019  Picture this: American Red Cross Los Angeles CEO Jarrett Barrios stands on a stage in front of a backdrop, speaking to a crowd of 50-plus people. It’s a beautiful day in downtown Los Angeles. News cameras roll as Jarrett uses an over-sized pair of scissors on loan from Mayor Eric Garcetti to cut a red ribbon, signifying that the opening of new downtown LA headquarters of the Red Cross....

The Day The Ground Shook

By Madison Gober, Red Cross Intern  Prior to joining the American Red Cross Summer Internship Program, I knew I would have a once-in-a- lifetime experience doing humanitarian work. But I didn’t know I’d also get a front row seat to the Red Cross responding to a large-scale disaster.   July 4th, 2019 started like every other day.  I had my morning coffee and went for a run at 10 am.  At 10:33 am, a jolt shook the sidewalk...

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