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.
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.
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.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
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
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
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
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
Willard Z. Carr, Jr., Gibson Dunn & Crutcher
Martin Cozyn, Occidental Petroleum
Rod Hagenbuch, Raymond James Associates
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
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.
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.
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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