Representative of the Guarantee Good Will Network recently presented Andy Sousa and Denise O’Canto from the Community Food Bank (CFB) with a check for $17,135.74. The money was raised by Guarantee Real Estate agents who supported the Food Bank’s inaugural Hunger Heroes fundraising campaign. With the CFB’s tremendous buying power, the amount Guarantee raised in this campaign will help provide nearly 120,000 meals to local families.
The Community Food Bank acts as a warehouse for 180 agencies that distribute food to the hungry throughout Fresno, Madera, Kings, and Kern counties. Each month they provide food to over 220,000 people. For every $1 donated to the CFB provides food for 7 meals.
Learn more about the service the Community Food Bank provides to the people in our communities from their website, communityfoodbank.net .
The Central Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross
recently received a $1,000 donation from the Guarantee Good Will Network. The local chapter provides services to people in Fresno, Madera, Merced, Mariposa, Tulare, Kings, and Kern Counties.
Last year Red Cross volunteers assisted 545 families in the Central Valley when they were forced from their homes due to a disaster, which most frequently occurred due to a fire. These families received help securing temporary shelter, meals, clothing, emotional support, and health services in order to begin the recovery process.
In addition, Red Cross volunteers prevent tragedies from occurring at home and at the work place by teaching life saving skills of CPR, First Aid, Lifeguard Training, and Babysitter Training. The Red Cross also educates people about disaster preparedness. And they provide emergency communications and assistance to military personnel and their families.