Oct 10, 2016 - Sandy Hanagami and Angela De Rozario departed from the American Red
Cross Los Angeles Regional Headquarters in Emergency Response Vehicles on a 5-day trip
to the East Coast to assist with Hurricane Matthew Relief Efforts

Oct 10, 2016 - Sandy Hanagami and Angela De Rozario departed from the American Red Cross Los Angeles Regional Headquarters in Emergency Response Vehicles on a 5-day trip to the East Coast to assist with Hurricane Matthew Relief Efforts

SERVICE AREA

The Red Cross Los Angeles Region is part of a nationwide network of locally supported chapters and serves over 10 million people in Los Angeles, Inyo, Mono, and Kern Counties.

MISSION STATEMENT

The American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors.

COMMUNITY IMPACT

Local volunteers and staff responded to 457 home fires, provided 10,400 comfort kits to veterans, trained nearly 140,000 individuals in first aid, and provided 146,000 units of donated blood from residents of LA.

LEADERSHIP

EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP

Jarrett Barrios

CEO

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Officers

Andrea Davis – Board Chair, The Walt Disney Company

David Allen – Vice Chair Barnes & Thornburg LLP

Bruce Daly – Vice Chair Deloitte & Touche, LLP

Scott Olmsted – Vice Chair, Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Members

Javier Angulo, Walmart

Judy Chambers Beck, Community Volunteer/ Artist

Kullen Birkeland, Grant Thornton

Andy Carrasco, Southern California Gas Company

Anne Chapman, Capital Group

Hannah Coan, Capital Group

Chadd Davis, Etonien LLC

Ron Dresher, D&B Marketing, LLC

James “Jamey”

Bradley Edwards, Cloudbreak Health, LLC

Angela Evans,Crenshaw Christian Center

Jim Fielding, 20th Century Fox

Adam Feit, Union Bank

Liz Giordano, Community Member

Meloni Hallock, Acacia Wealth Advisors

Patricia Hamrick, Arconic

Joan Herman, Herman & Associates LLC

Jay Hong, Wells Fargo

Kirk Hyde, Hyde Properties, LLC

Lois Ingham, Community Member

Sachin Jain, CareMore Health System

Vincent Jones, Reinvent Communications

Joseph Kanimian, Law Offices of Joseph Kanimian

Barbara Mathews, Edison

Cheryl Moersen, Ernst & Young

Tomoko Nagashima, PricewaterhouseCoopers

Michael Pagano, City National Bank

Ryan Patel

Tom Schwaninger, L.A. Care Health Plan

Tom Tierney, Westfield Property Group

Jorge Villegas, L.A.P.D.

Bill Walrath, Southern California Farmers Insurance

Bruce Watkins, Emser Tile

Samantha Yin, Youth Board Member

Lifetime Members

Willard Z. Carr, Jr., Gibson Dunn & Crutcher

Martin Cozyn, Occidental Petroleum

Rod Hagenbuch, Raymond James Associates

Kirk Hyde

Hyde Properties, LLC

Edmond Lelo, Wells Fargo International Group

Irv Margol, Eddy Associates

Allen Mathies, Jr., M.D., Huntington Memorial Hospital, Dean Emeritus Keck School of Medicine, USC

Buzz (Bowen) H. McCoy, Buzz McCoy Associates, Inc.

William A. Niese, Leadership Volunteer

Jay Rodriguez, Leadership Volunteer

Jeff Sakaguchi, National Philanthropic Board

Jill Valenti, National Philanthropic Board

FUNDRAISING EVENTS

The Los Angeles Region has several fundraising events in 2018. We are thrilled to kick off our second century of service with our annual Humanitarian Celebration on March 9th. Guests will wine and dine at chef-curated tasting stations before while we recognize our honorees; the evening continues with dessert, a DJ and of course, dancing! Our highly anticipated Annual Celebrity Golf Classic is a funfilled, celebrity-packed day of drives, chips and putts at LA’s prestigious Lakeside Golf Club. Guest will join us on the links and stay for dinner and cocktails in the Clubhouse, all to support and raise money for Disaster Relief efforts. As an organization, we will Sound the Alarm, Save a Life in high-risk neighborhoods during the last weekend of April and first 2 weeks of May when Red Cross volunteers, along with local fire departments and other partners will install free smoke alarms and provide home fire safety tips. On May 10th, we honor our hometown heroes in Long Beach: ordinary people doing extraordinary things who use their Red Cross lifesaving tools in the service of others.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Red Cross volunteers offer help and hope, and carry out 90% of our humanitarian work. We need volunteers, young and old, to contribute their unique backgrounds, talents and skills to our five lines of service. Individuals can help recruit blood donors and assist with donation drives. Locally, volunteers work in our emergency shelters or with the Disaster Action Team who respond to single-family fires. Hundreds of trained volunteers are deployed to major disasters around the country each year. Those who enjoy teaching train as instructors for Red Cross courses in disaster preparedness, CPR, First Aid, water safety, babysitting or International Humanitarian Law. The Red Cross serves the armed forces at Veterans Administrations and military hospitals, and as caseworkers to help families communicate with deployed personnel. We rely on nurses and mental health workers, those with marketing, communication and clerical skills and people with foreign language fluency to translate during Red Cross events or assist in international searches for persons living overseas or in war-torn countries.

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES

The generosity of donors empowers the Red Cross to fulfill our humanitarian goals around the globe, across the country or down the street. Disasters occur nearly every day – from residential fires to large scale events that affect whole communities. Individuals can donate money online, via text, by phone or mail. They can bestow one-time gifts, set up monthly donations or arrange planned giving opportunities. People can also gift vehicles, stocks and bonds, airline miles, and reward points, or donate at point of purchase with many of our major retailers and partners. Individuals can also arrange online auctions, host Facebook or Crowdrise fundraisers or organize in-person events that raise money for the Red Cross. Businesses, large and small, can match employee contributions, encourage workplace giving challenges or join us as partners at various sponsorship levels that support multiple Red Cross initiatives and programs and disaster relief.

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