It’s September. Time for my annual preparedness check.

This story is part of a series for National Preparedness Month. Stay tuned for more stories, preparedness tips and tools all month long as we help you be ready for disasters large and small. Head to preparesocal.org to take our "I'm Ready" quiz to test your preparedness. By Mike Tierney, Red Cross LA volunteer  Prior to our move to Southern California six years ago, we had never heard the phrase “emergency preparedness,” much less...

Community Resilience with Sonny Patel

By Ashley Henyan On June 21, 2018, Sonny Patel delivered a powerful keynote address to hundreds of Red Cross volunteers, staff, board members and partners at the Red Cross Los Angeles Region’s 102nd Annual Meeting. After the event, we had the chance to sit down with the NIH Global Health Scholar and Harvard Humanitarian Initiative Fellow, to discuss resiliency and PrepareLA. Tell us what you have been working on, most recently? I have just...

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