Sleeves Up. Hearts Open. All In.

By Ashley Henyan, L.A. Region Volunteer As an American Red Cross blood drive volunteer I meet real life super heroes every week. The commitment and dedication of our donors continues to baffle my mind. Every 56 days, like clockwork, regular donors cycle back in, roll up a sleeve and save another live. For these donors, giving blood has become more than a chance to save lives. It has become a way of life— there super hero way of life! But what...

AmeriCorps Member Pays it Forward at High School Alma Mater

By Bernadett Leggis, AmeriCorps Member/Disaster Cycle Services On April 11-13, I hosted an American Red Cross Week for students at El Rancho High School in Pico Rivera. It was an extremely rewarding week because as an El Rancho High School (ERHS) alumna and a Pico Rivera resident, I was able to give back to my community by creating awareness on the campus about disaster preparedness. Here’s what happened: On the first day my team and I...

Please #help1family on Giving Day, April 21

On April 21 - national Red Cross Giving Day - the L.A. Region is rallying Southern Californians to give what they can to help the Red Cross meets its critical and lifesaving mission of helping families who have been affected by disaster or emergencies. Every year, the Red Cross responds to nearly 66,000 disasters nationwide – the vast majority of these are home fires. In the Los Angeles Region, the Red Cross responds to two to three home...

Centennial Flashback: Local Volunteers Alleviate Suffering at International Disasters

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 By Barbara Wilks Former L.A. Chapter Historian Over the years, the L.A. chapter and region has sent many hundreds of trained volunteers and paid staff to help fellow Americans...

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