Van Nuys Community

With just over 100,000 residents, Van Nuys arguably straddles one of the westside’s most significant arteries to the San Fernando Valley – the 405 Freeway. This community is home to the busiest general aviation airport in the world (Van Nuys Airport) and seat of political service. The following are resiliency-building efforts by the American Red Cross Los Angeles Region to strengthen partnerships and implement community coalitions that enable this small but mighty city to regain its residential, industrial, and economic bearings following a disaster.

Van Nuys

Through the assistance and efforts of local Community Ambassadors, staff and AmeriCorps members, new partnerships were developed and assisted in organizing preparedness presentations such as Map Your Neighborhood and participated in outreach events like National Night Out and Summer Night Lights.

By working side-by-side with grass-roots organizations, the Los Angeles Region met with key stakeholders and shared the goal of building a more resilient community.

As the Red Cross moves forward building a community coalition, relationships with new contacts including faithbased affiliates as well as non-profits offering essential human services, businesses and first responders to help ensure that Van Nuys has the right representatives providing proper guidance and direction essential to a sustainable preparedness plan. Through coalition development, the Red Cross has increased its level of service to Van Nuys and continues to grow. The Los Angeles Region hosted Map Your Neighborhood facilitator training’s, attended more local events with community outreach booths, and provided critical preparedness education training. The American Red Cross Los Angeles Region has moved to better understand who lives in the community, who works here and how to better tailor its services to meet their diverse needs.

Thanks to the efforts of the Red Cross Los Angeles Region, local leaders are joining in the effort to create a connected community that is increasingly able to bounce back from a disaster. Together we will add shelter space, acquire emergency resources, teach organizations the fundamentals of business continuity and instruct residents on how to survive disasters.

News & Updates

 Red Cross and Farmers Insurance Team Up to Save Lives in Van Nuys

 Map of Van Nuys Community


Red Cross coalition building
efforts in Van Nuys include partner
relationships with the following:

• Los Angeles Police Department – Van
Nuys Division
• Los Angeles Police Department – Valley
• Los Angeles Fire Department – Operations
Valley Bureau
• Assemblymember Adrin Nazarian – 46th
• Senator Robert Hertzberg – 18th District
• City Council District 6 – Nury Martinez
• LA County Supervisor Kuehl
• LA County Dept of Public Health
• African American Leadership Organization
• CHAMPS Charter High School of the Arts
• Children’s Community School
• Center For Living And Learning
• Lutheran Social Services
• Valley Interfaith Council
• Meals On Wheels
• Cloud and Fire Ministries
• Nat’l Council on Alcohol & Drug Abuse
• The Adult Skill Center (TASC)
• Cloud and Fire Ministries
• El Proyecto del Barrio
• Children’s Community School
• Right Courses
• The Church On The Way, Van Nuys
• La Inglesia En El Camino, Van Nuys
• Van Nuys High School – Red Cross Club
These partners have signed a Preparedness
Pledge form with the American Red Cross
Los Angeles Region.



Home Fire Preparedness Smoke Alarm Installation –  Saturday, March 19 (Van Nuys)

Home Fire Preparedness Smoke Alarm Installation – Saturday, April 30 (Lancaster)

Home Fire Preparedness Smoke Alarm Installation – Saturday, June 25 (Panorama City)