In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and more recently, to civil unrest over police brutality, The American Red Cross (ARC) Los Angeles Region has stepped up its operations on multiple fronts to develop and execute a series of rapid responses. We invited David Englin, COO of American Red Cross LA Region and Raul Claros, Executive Director of the Red Cross, to help us better understand these initiatives. These innovative emergency responses have fostered new protocols to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and to ensure the safety of ARC’s volunteers and employees, particularly at blood drives and food distribution sites. Additionally, ARC Los Angeles Region launched free COVID-19 Continuity of Operations Workshops for nonprofits and community organizations about steps, policies, and procedures they can take to advance their missions safely during the COVID-19 pandemic. At the same time, ARC continues to prepare for other aspects of its life saving mission, such as providing critical disaster relief services (eg. earthquakes, home fires, wildfires, natural or man made disasters) not only locally but nationally and internationally.
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