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Local Red Cross to Host Recruitment Event in Oakhurst

OAKHURST — If you have ever wondered what the American Red Cross does and how they respond to all types of disasters, now is your chance to find out! Saturday, November 5, 2022 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Join the Red Cross of Madera and Mariposa Counties as they host a morning full of Red Cross information on local and ...

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Fork Fire And Yosemite Lightning Fires

MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES–The fall season in the Motherlode area of the Sierra Nevada Mountains often brings relief in the form of cooler temperatures, shorter days and an end to fire season. For Mariposa and Eastern Madera Counties this is not the case just yet. The Fork Fire and several lightning caused fires in Yosemite National Park continue to burn in and ...

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Red Cross Opens Evacuation Center For The Fork Fire

NORTH FORK-The Red Cross of the Central Valley is opening an evacuation shelter at the Oakhurst Community Center (39800  Fresno Flats Road, Oakhurst, CA 93644). A map of current evacuations is available here. Small animals can go to the Oakhurst Community Center  at 39800 Fresno Flats Rd, Oakhurst, CA 93644 and large animals can go to the Coarsegold Rodeo Grounds at 44777 Rodeo Grounds Ln, ...

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Oak Fire Remains Active Overnight and Destroys Structures

MIDPINES — The Oak Fire started Friday, 7.22.2022, in the Midpines area of Mariposa County near Carstens Road and Highway 140.  Fire activity has been extreme with frequent runs, spot fires, and group torching. Emergency personnel are working to safely evacuate people and are actively engaged in protecting structures. We will update this article as more information is available. Helpful ...

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Red Cross Moves Oak Fire Evacuation Shelter

MARIPOSA—The Red Cross of the Central Valley is opening an evacuation shelter at Mariposa Elementary School (5044 Jones Street, Mariposa, CA 95338) for evacuees affected by the Oak Fire in Mariposa. Red Cross volunteers will provide safe shelter, water, meals and additional resources to evacuees. Due to the dangerous pace of the wildfire, we are relocating the shelter for the ...

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Red Cross Disaster Response Virtual Volunteer Fair

MOUNTAIN COMMUNITY – Be ready to help your local community! Due to predictions for an wildfire season and the complexities of COVID-19, the Red Cross will need thousands of volunteers to care for people when disasters strike. Learn how you can be a Ready Red Cross Shelter Volunteer so you can answer the call when your community needs it most! ...

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New Executive Director Of Red Cross Central Valley

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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

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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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