About Us

  • Historic poster of a little boy proudly pointing to his Red Cross pin asking people to "Join!"
The American Red Cross Central California Region stretches over 10 counties: Mariposa, Madera, Merced, Fresno, Tulare, Kings, San Luis Obispo, Kern, Santa Barbara, and Ventura. Through the sole help of volunteers and the donations of individuals and corporate sponsors, the Red Cross serves the over 4.4 million residents of Central California.

Our Mission

As reflected in the Red Cross mission, the Central California Region Chapter seeks to help people prevent, prepare for, and respond to natural and human-caused disasters through the immediate mobilization of people and resources and the provision of community, workplace, and school-based training.

Beyond disaster relief, the Region delivers Community-Disaster Education, First Aid/CPR, and other types of life-saving health & safety training to thousands of people across our region to help people prevent, prepare, and respond to emergencies.

This training targets underprivileged youth and families living in disaster-prone neighborhoods and/or at-risk for negative health outcomes.

The Red Cross is also the Congressionally-mandated agent of communication between every person serving in the United States Military and their family members.