Leading by Example: Brentwood Student Supports Red Cross Blood and International Programs

  Justin Horn first signed up to donate blood when he was 16 years old, after learning how many lives could potentially be saved through blood donations. Now a senior at Brentwood School, Justin oversees the school’s annual blood drive and also is president of the Brentwood School BADD (Brentwood Aid for Disease and Disaster) Club and a member of the American Red Cross High School Leadership Club. He is proud that the last blood drive at...

“You’re Really Alive”: Mental Health Volunteer Remembers Katrina Clients

by Amy Gross, Gift Planning Officer, Los Angeles and Central California Regions Here are some of my memories of working for fourteen days as a Disaster Mental Health volunteer at the Hurricane Katrina Los Angeles Chapter Service Center, where 2,500 people from the Houston Shelter were sent, to solve that shelter’s overcrowding. Los Angeles was only one of the places people were sent. I worked in the service center the last two weeks of...

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