February Spotlight: Los Angeles Region Volunteers

On January 1, over 50 youth and young adult volunteers participated in the Los Angeles Region’s First Aid Support to the Rose Parade.

Every year, the Rose Parade is hosted to kick off the Rose Bowl, one of the most anticipated games in college football. The event typically features colorful floats, marching bands and equestrian units. However, working behind the scenes to ensure the Rose Parade’s success is a team of hundreds of people, among them Red Cross volunteers. 

This year, 54 Red Cross high school and college Red Crossers participated in the event as part of the Los Angeles Region’s First Aid Support. After passing Basic Life Support, Oxygen Administration, First Aid and Bloodborne Pathogen courses, they assisted their leads from 4:00 a.m. PT to well into the afternoon “with a professionalism [that] I have only seen in hospital settings,” remarks Government Relations Director Christina Thomas. 

These youth and young adult volunteers worked a grand total of 432 hours and made an unforgettable impact on the Red Cross mission. Thank you so much for your hard work, Los Angeles Region volunteers. The Red Cross is lucky to have you as part of our family.

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