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Red Cross Signs Agreement with French Consulate

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Los Angeles, CA, May 5th, 2016 — Today, the Los Angeles Region American Red Cross and the Consulate General of France in Los Angeles solidified their relationship with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding, by Los Angeles Region Red Cross CEO Jarrett Barrios and French Consul General, Christophe Lemoine. 

The agreement will ensure that the constituents of the French Consulate will have access to a wide array of services provided by the local Red Cross. This includes programs on emergency preparedness, emergency notification in case of disasters and direct access to the Restoring Family Links program. 

“We are very privileged to enter into this relationship with the French consulate,” said Mr. Barrios. We will be able to better serve their constituents and ensure they have the education they need to become prepared in the face of disaster.” 

“This is an important agreement, which will provide a platform to promote awareness on disaster resiliency to the large Southern California French community whom we serve as beneficiaries,” said Consul General Christophe Lemoine. “We truly hope that this novel settlement will pave the way to much further partnership between the American Red Cross and other French Consulate.” 

About the American Red Cross: The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross. ###