Kern County

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Where to Find Us

Bakersfield Office
5035 Gilmore Ave.
Bakersfield CA, 93308
Phone: (661)324-6427

General Information

The American Red Cross has been serving Kern County communities since 1917, bringing hope and comfort to families every day. Red Cross volunteers turn compassion into action through a diverse array of programs and services. Whether it’s a single house fire or global conflict, we respond with food, shelter, and hope. Last year 56,963 families in Kern County were assisted by local Red Cross volunteers delivering core mission services to youth, adults, senior citizens, local businesses, and organizations.
Heroes Event

Journey with us back in time to the 1940's as we honor Kern County heroes who show selfless acts of courage and humanitarian service.

Learn more about the 2016 Heroes event.


Red Cross - Central Valley - Barry Falke, Executive Director

Barry Falke, Executive Director

Barry Falke joined the American Red Cross in May 2015 after serving other non-profit organizations throughout the Central Valley. As a Fresno native, Falke attended Fresno State where he received his bachelor’s degree and went on to attend Fresno Pacific University where he completed his master’s degree. He is a graduate of the Disney Institute and in 2009 was named one of Fresno’s Top 40 business professionals under 40. He is a member of Fresno Rotary and serves on several community boards including the Whitney Foundation, Leadership Fresno Alumni Association, and was appointed in 2015 to the City of Fresno Housing and Community Development Commission.