Mission Moment: Volunteering in the time of COVID-19

By Alyx Flatley, Red Cross LA Volunteer During the past few weeks, I have been volunteering with the American Red Cross operation to support the Los Angeles Unified School District’s distribution of meals to children and families. I worked as a Field Supervisor at 10 different schools, which means coordinating Red Cross volunteers and Los Angeles Unified staff as they distribute free meals to students and families...

Mission Moment: When volunteering comes full circle

By Shubhangi Mittal, Red Cross LA Volunteer  The Red Cross is committed to helping people prepare for, respond to and recover from disasters large and small. Our work saves lives, often on a daily basis. And while we carry out our lifesaving mission, we sometimes experience what we call a Mission Moment, a moment of feeling proud to be a Red Crosser. A Mission Moment is an interaction that validates all the hard work and...

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