The Red Cross Los Angeles Region participated in this year’s Care Harbor free clinic Sept. 27-30 at the L.A. Sports Arena by distributing free disaster preparedness kits and information, as well as teaching disaster readiness and demonstrating hands-only CPR.
This was the first year the Red Cross participated in the massive Care Harbor clinic, which provides free medical, dental and vision care to thousands of people through the generosity of volunteers and donors. The event also offers prevention and education to the most vulnerable populations in the area.
The Red Cross presented four preparedness presentations, as well as two hands-only CPR (non-certification) events each day in English and Spanish, as part of the PrepareSoCal campaign. People who attended the presentations received first aid kits.
In addition to the presentations, the Red Cross staffed a booth at the event, where volunteers distributed information about Red Cross services. Red Cross International Services also offered Restoring Family Links information for attendees who may have been separated from loved ones in other countries.
“The Red Cross presentations on disaster preparedness and hands-only CPR were enormously popular with our patients and gave them potentially life-saving information,” said Don Manelli, CEO, Care Harbor. ”It was a key part of our clinic’s prevention component, and I hope that we can continue to partner with the Red Cross in future events. We’re very grateful for their significant contribution.”
photo by Roxanne Schorbach