Hometown Heroes: Ordinary People with Extraordinary Hearts

By Jarrett Barrios, Los Angeles Region CEO On May 10, 2018, I had the pleasure of joining hundreds of local Red Crossers at our 14th Annual Hometown Heroes luncheon. This year’s event was held at the Carson Community Center, in the City of Carson, and it offered the perfect locale to honor 12 heroic acts performed by 23 local individuals. The actions of the honored individuals, or groups of individuals, define why we, at the Red Cross, train...

Hometown Heroes

By Steph Errante, Red Cross Volunteer Every year, Red Crossers in Los Angeles gather to celebrate acts of heroism and those who performed them. On May 10th, the Carson Community Center hosted the Red Cross Los Angeles Region's 14th Annual Hometown Heroes Luncheon.   Working with many generous sponsors such as BIG 5, Andeavor, Toyota Auto Body Corp and more, the Red Cross was able to bring together an incredible event, including a display...

Veterans History Project

By Bob Aronson, Red Cross Volunteer Photo courtesy of Library of Congress The Veterans History Project was created by Congress in 2000 and established in the American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.  The mission is to collect, preserve, and make accessible the personal accounts of American war vets, enabling future generations to better understand the realities of war. Eligibility for military vets (those who served in war and/or peace...

Red Cross Volunteers Respond after Grace Hotel Fire in Long Beach

By Lexi Myer, Photo courtesy of Long Beach Post In a year that has been dominated by an unprecedented number of natural disasters, the Red Cross has once again taken its place on the national stage by providing aid and relief to people affected by emergencies and disasters. But, what happens when adversity strikes on a smaller scale? And, what does the Red Cross do when it is not providing comfort and care to those impacted by highly publicized...

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