LOS ANGELES, June 11, 2013 - The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation has awarded a grant of $1,000,000 to the American Red Cross Los Angeles Region’s disaster preparedness campaign to help the Los Angeles community prepare, survive and recover from emergencies, it was jointly announced by Paul Schulz, CEO, American Red Cross Los Angeles Region and Steven M. Hilton, Chair, President & CEO of the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation. The PrepareLA grant represents a two-year commitment to this major Red Cross initiative.
“We appreciate the generosity and support of the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation in partnering with us to help our region prepare for and recover from disasters,” says Schulz. “The Hilton Foundation has long understood the need for preparedness as it has been their goal as well as ours. With their support, the Red Cross will continue its mission to educate the community, so that our neighbors will be able to protect themselves and their families when an emergency happens, whether it’s an earthquake, a wildfire, or a flood.”
The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation was created in 1944 by the legendary international business pioneer who founded Hilton Hotels and left his fortune to help the world’s disadvantaged and vulnerable people.
“The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation has been supporting disaster relief and recovery programs across the United States and around the world since 1989,” says Steven M. Hilton. “In recent years our approach has evolved and we have deepened our work in disaster risk reduction as well as recovery efforts. We are honored to strengthen our partnership with the American Red Cross Los Angeles Region and join them in taking this important next step in building their capacity to respond to a disaster and in readying our local communities. We hope that our $1 million commitment to PrepareLA will be catalytic in igniting the interest of other funders in supporting this vital effort.”
For more information about the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, please visit their website: www.hiltonfoundation.org.
For more information about disaster preparedness, please visit: www.PrepareSoCal.org.