Loved ones connect to
those lost during the Holocaust

by Bob Rich, Red Cross volunteer  For more than 14 years, I have participated in an extraordinary service provided by the American Red Cross. We help people find missing loved ones separated by the Holocaust. This service is part of our Restoring Family Links program that reunites people separated by war, natural disasters, migration and other humanitarian crises.   Since 1939, the Red Cross has enabled thousands of people to...

Helping Refugees, a Red Cross Humanitarian Imperative

By Maria Melo, Red Cross Volunteer Last Wednesday, at the Red Cross Los Angeles Region’s panel on “Refugees and Displacement at Home and Abroad”, I was reminded about how, in one way or another, I ‘ve always felt connected to the Red Cross’ humanitarian work at a very deep level.   In the past as a staff member, and today, as a volunteer, I continue to see how much of the Red Cross’ mission here and anywhere in the world is much...

My Red Cross Role Model

By Tanushree Mondkar, Red Cross Volunteer Cris began the Restoring Family Links journey in 2014, when she sought out a meaningful way to use her time and attended a Red Cross volunteer orientation. Knowing she would be helping families reconnect was all the reason she needed to want to work with Restoring Family Links and Red Cross International Services. As a brand new Red Cross volunteer, I had the excellent opportunity to spend my very first...

Learning about Global Issues at the International Youth Activities Fair

By Los Angeles Region Youth Board Member, Sarah Rios On January 21st, I attended the International Services Youth Activities Fair, in Pasadena, to learn more about the global humanitarian crises and engage in activities with other high school students who share my passion for wanting to make a difference. The event began early in the morning, and not many of us knew entirely what we would be getting into; but, it didn’t take long for us to...

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