Get to know your neighbors. Find out if anyone has specialized equipment, like a power generator or expertise such as medical knowledge, that might help in a crisis. Make arrangements to check on your neighbor's home or pets if one of you is away when a disaster strikes.
American Red Cross of Greater Los Angeles:
310-445-9900 and/or American Red Cross of Greater Los Angeles
Donate money to an established organization.
Local Neighborhood Watch
Set up your own local Neighborhood Watch group. Train neighbors to assist neighbors.