East Los Angeles

Trained more than 199 in CPR and First Aid

More than 377 homes saved

Installed more than 1,131 smoke alarms​

Conducted more than 1,042 pillow case project trainings​


East Los Angeles is home to over 120,000 residents. As a targeted PrepareSoCal vulnerable community, East Los Angeles ranks 22 in vulnerability and is interestingly the base of Los Angeles county’s Emergency Operations Center. Following are resiliency-building efforts by the American Red Cross Los Angeles Region to strengthen partnerships and implement community coalitions that enable East Los Angeles to live up to its motto – “Pride in the Past, Faith in the Future.”

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What's Happening

This spring, Red Cross LA came to East Los Angeles to Sound the Alarm. Save a Life. by installing free smoke alarms in homes that need them most. With the help of 284 volunteers plus staff, Red Cross and partners installed 1026 alarms and educated 1230 people about home fire safety in 293 homes. Amazing. Red Cross and the East LA coalition was joined by players and cheerleaders from the LA Chargers as well as Xolo Maridueña from the new Karate Kid fame. Great job East 

Map of East Los Angeles


Red Cross coalition building efforts
in East LA include partner relationships with the following:

  • Alma Family Services
  • Alma Family Services
  • Be Transformed Inc
  • Bell Vida
  • Bienvenidos
  • Building Skills Partnership
  • Centro Maravilla Service Center
  • City Terrace Coordinating Council
  • District Director/Supervisor Hilda Solis’ office
  • Eastmont Community Center
  • ELA Advisory Committee
  • ELA Chamber of Commerce
  • ELA Community Service Center
  • ELA Counseling Services Center
  • Field Representative Cong. Roybal-Allard
  • Inner City Struggle
  • KIPP
  • LA County Fire Department
  • LA County Office of Emergency Management
  • LA County Parks And Rec
  • LA Sheriff
  • Maravilla Community Advisory Committee
  • Mexican American Opportunity Foundation
  • Obregon Community Services
  • Resurrection Catholic School
  • Rotary Club of East Los Angeles
  • Salesian High School
  • Saybrook Community Group
  • Senior Field Deputy, Sen. Kevin Deleon
  • VELA
  • Vision y Compromiso
  • White Memorial
  • YMCA

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