Giustina Cipriani shares ‘why I help’

By Sharon J. Alfred, Red Cross Volunteer When you are homeless, the Red Cross shelters you. When you are cold, the Red Cross gives you a warm blanket. When you are hungry, the Red Cross feeds you. But most importantly, when disaster strikes, the Red Cross personnel comfort you with a smile and restore your belief in the kindness of your fellow human beings. These are the facts that keep astonishing and validating the work of so many, just like...

Mission Moment: From military service to meal service

By Helen Brooks, Red Cross volunteer  Behind the more than 17 million meals distributed by Los Angeles Unified School District, World Central Kitchen and the Red Cross, are the countless volunteers who rise early each day and head to sites across LA County to distribute them.   One of those volunteers is Michael Long. I spoke with Michael on the phone on a warm afternoon in late April after he had completed his...

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