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September 14, 1986
Americans have donated $19.4 million to the American Red Cross for victims of last September's Mexican earthquake--more than a third of that from Los Angeles through a school fund-raising campaign and a KMEX/SIN telethon. "Californians donated close to half the total amount," Los Angeles Red Cross spokesman Ralph B. Wright Jr. said. "It is the biggest outpouring of funds for (a foreign) event in our history."
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April 17, 1997 | ERIK SANJURJO
When torrential rain caused severe flooding across the Midwest and Southeast last month, the Los Angeles Red Cross sent 24 members of its Rapid Response Corps to help. Elizabeth Parra, 20, was one of those chosen to go. The Roosevelt High School graduate spent more than two weeks working out of a gymnasium in Portsmouth, Ohio, helping flood victims.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 17, 1997 | ERIK SANJURJO
When torrential rain caused severe flooding across the Midwest and Southeast last month, the Los Angeles Red Cross sent 24 members of its Rapid Response Corps to help. Elizabeth Parra, 20, was one of those chosen to go. The Roosevelt High School graduate spent more than two weeks working out of a gymnasium in Portsmouth, Ohio, helping flood victims.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 25, 1994
The American Red Cross will close its seven remaining earthquake service centers at the end of the month, spokeswoman Peggy Hinz said Thursday. The number of victims using the service centers dwindled in recent weeks--and did not increase after Sunday's magnitude 5.3 aftershock--to levels where it was unnecessary to keep them open, she said. The Red Cross provided meals, a place to sleep and mental health counseling at the centers. Since the Jan.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 13, 1994
Citing a critically low supply of blood, the American Red Cross on Wednesday issued an emergency appeal for Type O blood donors to help replenish stock and avoid a crisis. People with any blood type can receive Type O blood. It is extremely useful when time does not permit the recipient's own blood to be typed and a match to be found, according to Pamela Corante, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles chapter of the Red Cross.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 2, 1987
The American Red Cross has set up seven emergency centers: Whittier: Community Center, 7630 S. Washington Ave. Whittier: California High School, 9800 Mills Ave. Alhambra: Joslyn Center, 200 N. Chapel Street. Monterey Park: Elder Community Center, 1950 Wilcox Ave. Montebello: Schurr High School, 840 Wilcox Ave. Los Angeles: Hollywood High School, 1521 N. Highland Ave. Los Angeles: Garfield High School, 5101 E. 6th Street. The Red Cross also set up an earthquake crisis hotline, (213) 739-4543.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 25, 1994
The American Red Cross will close its seven remaining earthquake service centers at the end of the month, spokeswoman Peggy Hinz said Thursday. The number of victims using the service centers dwindled in recent weeks--and did not increase after Sunday's magnitude 5.3 aftershock--to levels where it was unnecessary to keep them open, she said. The Red Cross provided meals, a place to sleep and mental health counseling at the centers. Since the Jan.
NEWS
July 31, 1986
UCLA student Brian Johnson will serve in Colombia during August as a Red Cross volunteer helping victims of the Nevado del Ruiz volcano disaster. Johnson is one of three volunteers being sent from the Los Angeles Red Cross chapter. He has taught elementary school in Bolivia, served as a public health worker in Panama and has traveled extensively throughout Central and South America.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 29, 1987
A spill of toxic nitric acid in Lynwood was cleaned up late Tuesday after it forced evacuation of 16 square blocks, authorities said. The liquid was mopped up by 11:15 p.m., Los Angeles County Sheriff's Deputy Eric Smith reported. A Los Angeles Red Cross worker said people evacuated from nearby homes and businesses returned to them shortly thereafter. A 300-gallon tank of the chemical burst at 6 p.m. in the Chrome Nickel Plating Co.
NEWS
June 3, 1992
Annie Lloyd Welbourn, who was a Red Cross volunteer when the United States entered World War I in 1917 and was chief of Red Cross volunteer services during World War II, has died in Los Angeles, her son announced this week. John L. Welbourn said his mother was 105 when she died May 24. She spent her entire life in Los Angeles and helped found the Los Angeles Red Cross chapter in 1916. In 1922 she became secretary of the chapter and then head of volunteer services at the outbreak of World War II.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 13, 1994
Citing a critically low supply of blood, the American Red Cross on Wednesday issued an emergency appeal for Type O blood donors to help replenish stock and avoid a crisis. People with any blood type can receive Type O blood. It is extremely useful when time does not permit the recipient's own blood to be typed and a match to be found, according to Pamela Corante, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles chapter of the Red Cross.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 2, 1987
The American Red Cross has set up seven emergency centers: Whittier: Community Center, 7630 S. Washington Ave. Whittier: California High School, 9800 Mills Ave. Alhambra: Joslyn Center, 200 N. Chapel Street. Monterey Park: Elder Community Center, 1950 Wilcox Ave. Montebello: Schurr High School, 840 Wilcox Ave. Los Angeles: Hollywood High School, 1521 N. Highland Ave. Los Angeles: Garfield High School, 5101 E. 6th Street. The Red Cross also set up an earthquake crisis hotline, (213) 739-4543.
NEWS
September 14, 1986
Americans have donated $19.4 million to the American Red Cross for victims of last September's Mexican earthquake--more than a third of that from Los Angeles through a school fund-raising campaign and a KMEX/SIN telethon. "Californians donated close to half the total amount," Los Angeles Red Cross spokesman Ralph B. Wright Jr. said. "It is the biggest outpouring of funds for (a foreign) event in our history."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 11, 1997
A Los Angeles woman was one of two Red Cross nurses in the nation honored at a downtown ceremony Wednesday with the organization's prestigious Florence Nightingale Medal for her work aiding victims of disasters around the world. Christine "Dusty" Bowenkamp, who founded the Los Angeles Red Cross Disaster Mental Health Team, was given the award by the organization's president, Elizabeth Dole.
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December 31, 1996 | DARRELL SATZMAN
The local chapter of the American Red Cross will offer nurse) assistant training courses through its Van Nuys office beginning Jan. 15. The 160-hour, one-month course is approved by the state and designed to train individuals to care for residents of nursing homes. Upon completion of the course, participants will be qualified to work as Certified Nurse Assistants (CNAs), Red Cross officials said.
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