#NotATarget

By Los Angeles Region CEO, Jarrett Barrios |     Sadly, the consequence of global conflict is often innocent human life. Caught in the path of violence and war, millions of civilians are placed in a helpless situation, a position where they are fearful to go about every-day activities.  In these areas of our world, where children are without schools, and families are without homes, Red Cross Red Crescent Societies have volunteers on the...

Meet Los Angeles Region Board Chair, Andrea Davis

By Digital Communications Manager, Ashley Henyan   | Fresh off her trip from meeting with Red Cross leaders in Singapore and Mumbai, we had the opportunity to speak with Los Angeles Region Board Chair and the Director of Global Crisis Management and Business Continuity for The Walt Disney Company, Andrea Davis, about emergency management, Red Cross volunteers, and her vision for Prepare SoCal.   LA TALKS: First, tell us a little about your...

Talking Disaster Preparedness in Cuba after the Storm

By Los Angeles Region CEO, Jarrett Barrios HAVANA, CUBA – In November, I traveled to Cuba for the 31st time, as part of my ongoing humanitarian work with the island nation. Accompanying me this time was Tennessee Region Red Cross CEO Joel Sullivan and New Jersey Region Red Cross CEO Ana Montero. Myself, along with the other Red Cross CEOs and delegates from six states, including Red Cross board members from around the country, met to discuss...

Stories of the Kindertransport Provide “An Awakening”

by Dean Stewart, Red Cross L.A. Region Volunteer It was simply one of those “off” feelings, an awareness that my priorities needed adjustment again, that the more important things were somehow getting pushed down the list for the sake of the less important and superficial stuff. I knew better; I’d been through it before and would need to address it again. But right then (on Aug. 26, 2015) I had to get on the 405 South for the screening of...

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