The American Red Cross strives to build strong and sustainable relationships with diverse communities in Los Angeles County to help people prevent, prepare for, and respond to emergencies. In our efforts to promote preparedness in local communities, listed below are available services for event participation and on-site trainings/ presentations.
To effectively staff events and support American Red Cross preparedness and outreach efforts, events received with less than 30 days’ notice cannot be honored, unless otherwise stated. We appreciate your understanding in ensuring that we plan for the best staffing and service for your event. Thank you.
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Trained Red Cross Subject Matter Experts present basic preparedness information. Presentations are approximately 45 minutes to one hour and the audience is expected to remain present throughout. Presentations are organized sponsored events (i.e “lunch n’ learn). Available presentations include: PrepareU, PrepareTEENS, PrepareSeniors. A minimum of 20 individuals and available seating are required for each audience member.
Is a one-hour program for children in 3rd through 5th grade. This interactive program will teach kids what to do in fires or earthquakes, coping skills for stressful situations, and general preparedness information. They will receive a workbook of preparedness activities, and a pillowcase to decorate at the end of the presentation. A minimum of 20 individuals and available seating are required for each audience member.
Prepare with Pedro provides an introduction for students in grades k-2 to the concept of emergency preparedness in a fun and educational way. Using story-telling and hands on activities, students will build muscle memory and basic coping skills. A take-home Prepare with Pedro story book, which includes a family safety checklist, will allow families to learn and repeat preparedness actions together.
For over 50 years the American Red Cross has provided first aid services at small community events, public festivals, large sporting events and concerts across LA County. If you are planning an event and want the peace of mind of providing an extra level of safety for your participants, let our trained and experienced Red Cross teams provide a first aid station. The team of first aid volunteers are certified at a minimum in First Aid/CPR/AED for adults and pediatrics. Please note that this service requires a fee.
FIRST AID STATIONS ARE TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED DUE TO COVID-19. CHECK BACK HERE FOR UPDATES.
Community Event Booth Requests
The Red Cross is part of nearly every community in the U.S., and together we can partner to reach members of your community. Request the Red Cross at your community event, including fairs, public gatherings, festivals and educational events planned for 200 or more individuals. To ensure your request is considered, please submit about 45-60 days prior to your event and allow approximately 3-4 weeks to confirm attendance. Red Cross community event volunteers can provide information on volunteer opportunities, blood donations and disaster preparedness information.
To request Red Cross participation at your event, please email your local Red Cross Executive Director for the chapter where your event will be located.
This program will teach individuals the first 9 Steps to take immediately following a disaster to secure your home and protect your neighborhood. Individuals will go through a two hour facilitator training were you will learn how to implement this program in your neighborhood. A minimum of 20 individuals and available seating are required for each audience member.
Audience: Adults interested in putting together a neighborhood preparedness program
Every day, measles takes the lives of hundreds of children around the world. Even if a child survives, measles can cause permanent disabilities such as blindness or brain damage. But there is hope. This presentation discusses the role of the American Red Cross and our global partners in the Measles and Rubella Initiative, including what your community can do to reach our goal of total eradication of the diseases by the year 2020.