20 years ago, my Red Cross certification in 1st Aid & CPR allowed me to aid victims of serious traffic accidents on 2 different occasions. Now I'm passionate about preventing, preparing for, and responding to life-threatening emergencies that take place in our local communities every day.
Today, I regularly assist victims of residential fires, transportation accidents, and wildfires as a Disaster Action Team Leader, a Shelter Associate, and a Public Information Officer. And as a Board member, I want to spread the word that the American Red Cross is far beyond earthquakes, tornados or floods.
Your donations directly help communities spanning Malibu - El Segundo by allowing our chapter to provide, and improve, services critical to keeping people safe and prepared. Now more than ever we need to make a plan, be informed, and get involved.
- $500 feeds & shelters 1 family after a residential fire
- $1,000 enrolls dozens of military children in Red Cross counseling programs that help them cope with fear after a parent is deployed to a war zone
- $2,500 trains 50 children from underserved communities in first aid & babysitting skills so they can safely care for younger siblings
- $5,000 feeds 100 people for a week after a local disaster forces them from their homes
- $10,000 helps 10 families in need after a disaster
- $100,000 pays for a mobile feeding & first aid unit critical to aiding those who can't reach immediate assistance
Thank you for your generosity! Did you know that many companies have matching gift programs that will double or even triple charitable contributions made by their employees? Check with your company’s personnel office or visit our online directory of matching gift companies to find out if your company will match your contribution!
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