The Central Valley Chapter of the American Red Crossrecently 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.
You can register for life saving classes, or sign up to become a Red Cross volunteer on their local web site http://arccentralvalley.org.