Behind the Scenes of a Red Cross Youth Corps

By Samantha Hwang, LA region volunteer Once a month, every month in the school year, a group of fresh faces comes enthusiastically into their local Red Cross office for the monthly district general meeting. They sit comfortably in their seats and snack on pizza, waiting eagerly for the meeting to start. The members look to the executive board to update them on upcoming events and to spotlight something different about the Red Cross every...

Helping People in Need, the American Red Cross Way

As a Disaster Cycle Services Americorps member my duties entail volunteer recruitment and engagement, preparedness education presentations, disaster relief and response, and client casework. The most challenging part, yet the most rewarding part of our job is responding to Disaster Action Team (DAT) calls in which we provide assistance to families who have been displaced from their homes due to a home fire, a car crashing into their home, and...

Thank you, Volunteers!

By Tori Kanhayuwa, LA region volunteer If you are part of the American Red Cross you are a volunteer. Even if you’re a staff member or an Americorps member, you’re a volunteer by heart. Anyone who has ever had anything to do with our organization knows that at one point or another we all step up and volunteer our time, services, and/or weekends in pursuit of the same mission-alleviating human suffering. We put the community first, but at...

Centennial Flashback: Volunteers Aid South Vietnamese Refugees in 1975 SoCal Resettlement

Throughout the Red Cross Month of March, the Red Cross Los Angeles Region is Celebrating its 100 Years of Service with a series titled: Centennial Flashback.  This will be a historical snapshots about the Red Cross L.A. Chapter in action during the past 100 years Photo caption: Orphans from Vietnam was cared for by chapter volunteer nurses during “Operation Babylift". At the end of the long conflict in Vietnam in the 1960s and 1970s, the...

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