What Is PrepareSoCal 

PrepareSoCal is an American Red Cross multi-region campaign designed to address the needs of individuals and families to prepare for disasters, small and large, by providing tips, tools, and training, and to promote community resiliency with a focus on Southern California’s most vulnerable communities.


Calling all actors, filmmakers and musicians! #PrepareLA YouTube Video Challenge. Learn more here.

2Steps2Minutes

2Steps2Minutes, the Red Cross home fire preparedness campaign wants to reduce death and injuries from home fires which claim an average of 7 lives every day.


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September is National Preparedness Month, a good time to develop escape plans and practice it with everyone in the household. Disasters strike everyday in the Los
Angeles area, mostly in the form of home fires. The Red Cross Los Angeles Region is encouraging everyone to be ready and through the month of September, is offering weekly tips to help you become Red Cross Ready.

Simply text the word “PREPARE” to 75759 and you will begin receiving a tip a day on your phone that will help you become more resilient in the face of disaster, whether large or small.

At the end of the month, one phone number will be randomly selected to win a Red Cross Emergency Kit Backpack.

For more tips and suggestions on how you and your family can be more prepared for emergencies please see our National Preparedness Month page.