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New Executive Director Of Red Cross Central Valley

FRESNO — The American Red Cross Central Valley Chapter has named Lori Wilson as its newest Executive Director – a role in which Wilson will focus on volunteer development, fundraising, relationship management, stewarding the board of directors and leading local Red Cross outreach. Wilson joins the Central Valley Chapter after serving as the Executive Director for the American Red Cross ...

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Red Cross Issues Heat Safety Tips As Temperatures Climb

FRESNO — It’s hot out there and the soaring temperatures can be dangerous. The American Red Cross has steps people can follow to help stay safe when it’s hot outside. NEVER LEAVE CHILDREN OR PETS IN YOUR VEHICLE The inside temperature of the car can quickly reach 120 degrees. Other heat safety steps include: • Stay hydrated, drink plenty of ...

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Red Cross Offers Online Course And App For Pet First Aid

FRESNO — With pets being valued members of the family, it is more important than ever that families are trained in pet first aid. The American Red Cross offers an online training and app to get owners up to speed. The Cat and Dog First Aid online course and Pet First Aid App are available for pet owners, pet-sitters and ...

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Boot Camp Training To Become A Red Cross Shelter Volunteer

MARIPOSA – The American Red Cross of the Central Valley is hosting another pre-fire season Shelter Boot Camp training on Wednesday, May 1, through Friday, May 3, at New Life Christian Fellowship Church, 5089 Cole Road in Bootjack, Mariposa County. Anyone interested in training as a Red Cross disaster volunteer is encouraged to attend. This multi-evening offering of courses is ...

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Support Victims Of Disaster On ‘Red Cross Giving Day’

Written by Chad McCollum – FRESNO – Every eight minutes, American Red Cross volunteers meet a family devastated by a home fire or other disaster. When a family has lost nearly everything, they rely on generous Red Cross supporters for relief and hope. On Wednesday, Mar. 27 – Red Cross Giving Day – families are counting on your support. The ...

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Red Cross Brings Comfort To Mariposa In Wake Of Ferguson Fire

MARIPOSA  — The Red Cross shelter at New Life Christian Fellowship in Bootjack closed yesterday at 2 p.m. after the last of the mandatory evacuations were lifted for the Ferguson Fire, and those staying at the shelter were able to return home. Since July 15, over 50 Red Cross workers have: Served 5,315 meals and snacks Distributed nearly 6,000 relief ...

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Red Cross Opens More Shelters For Ferguson Fire Evacuees

MARIPOSA — The American Red Cross of the Central Valley has opened two additional shelters to further accommodate those evacuated by the Ferguson Fire. Red Cross is transitioning its sheltering operations from New Life Christian Fellowship in Bootjack, to Mariposa Elementary School and Mountain Christian Center in Oakhurst, effective Wednesday, July 25, to accommodate more evacuees. Red Cross is currently ...

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Actors Needed To Play Evacuees At Red Cross Boot Camp

OAKHURST – The Red Cross needs volunteer players for acting roles during their Shelter Boot Camp Exercise on Saturday, Apr. 21. They are in search of thirty-five volunteers of all ages – singles, couples, families, young and old, with/without disabilities, etc. Volunteers will play the part of people who are having to evacuate to a shelter due to a wildland fire. You will ...

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Train Now To Volunteer At A Red Cross Shelter

OAKHURST – Remember last summer when the devastating Detwiler Fire hit, and you were wondering what you could do to help? Now is the time to register for the Red Cross Shelter Boot Camp, right here in the mountains. Red Cross volunteers put compassion into action every day, and your help is needed to man the Red Cross shelters when ...

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Pets And People Come Together In A Time Of Need

OAKHURST– The Central California Animal Disaster Team (CCADT) has opened emergency animal shelters for small companion animals co-located with Red Cross shelters. Some larger animals are being sheltered at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds while others are at the Coarsegold Rodeo Grounds. “The first fire we did here was in 2013, called the Carstens Fire and we had about 70 to ...

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