FRESNO — American Red Cross Central Valley Region is responding to an above normal number of events this week, including the ongoing Hunters Fire in Mariposa County, and six homes burned in Merced displacing several families on Wednesday afternoon.
In the month of May alone, the local Red Cross has so far assisted over 230 individuals who have been displaced from their homes or otherwise needed immediate disaster relief assistance.
The Red Cross Hunters Fire shelter in Catheys Valley became active Monday night, providing lodging, meals, comfort kits, and other assistance to evacuees from the ongoing wildfire.
The best way for anyone to help the local Red Cross respond to these ongoing events is through financial contributions. Visit www.redcross.org to make a donation online or call the Fresno office at (559)455-1000. Please do NOT send materials or supplies to shelters or disaster sites.
About the American Red Cross Central Valley Region
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; teaches lifesaving skills; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a charitable organization — not a government agency — and depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. The American Red Cross Central Valley Region provides service to the seven counties across Central California that is home to more than 2.5 million people. For more information, please visit www.redcross.org.