Yes, even our own Paul Dutton once asked, “Where can I volunteer?”
Paul Dutton joins American Red Cross Ambassador Program to strengthen Disaster Readiness in La Crescenta.
The American Red Cross Los Angeles Region, the leading organization working to raise awareness of disaster preparedness, has created a Community Ambassador Program to extend Red Cross services such as preparedness education and community outreach to Los Angeles County residents.
With over 270 communities in Los Angeles County, Community Ambassadors support the ones in which they reside. Community Ambassadors will represent the American Red Cross Los Angeles Region as community-centric volunteers, working to ensure that city officials and residents are linked to the American Red Cross Los Angeles Region services and resources.
Are you still asking, “Where can I volunteer?”
“Since Community Ambassadors are working professionals, we appreciate the time, passion and dedication they give to serve the Red Cross. This is an important role that will lead to better prepared communities for catastrophic disaster,” said Tamara White, Community Coordinator.
Paul Dutton has been the Head Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Coordinator for the Crescenta Valley for 7 years, training hundreds. He partners with the American Red Cross Los Angeles Region in shelter training and volunteering, as well as with LAFD, the Crescent Valley Sheriff’s department, and Public Health.
“I have been involved with Community and Emergency Response Team (CERT) and the Red Cross for nearly a decade and I feel the more training the community gets, the better. The reason I do it, is to honor my father who taught us the Boy Scout Way, ‘be prepared.’ If all our trainings in the past years can save one life, I feel it’s all worth it,” said Paul Dutton.
This is Paul’s answer to “Where can I volunteer?”
For more information about the American Red Cross Ambassador Program, please email Tamara.White@RedCross.org
About the American Red Cross Los Angeles Region:
A volunteer-led humanitarian organization, the American Red Cross Los Angeles Region helps people prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies. Serving more than 85 cities, the Red Cross provides relief for victims of house and apartment fires, earthquakes, floods, hazardous material spills, transportation accidents, explosions, etc.
Now you know why our answer to “Where can I volunteer?” is the Los Angeles Red Cross.