Shelter of Hope 2018

A Campaign to Benefit Disaster Relief
Help Us Provide Hope by raising $250K this fall

When disaster strikes, relief can’t wait.

Join us in Fall 2018

When disaster strikes, relief cannot wait. Families need shelter, food, water, health services and emotional support. They need the American Red Cross.

Join us this fall as the American Red Cross of Central California introduces Shelter of Hope, a major regional fundraising campaign. The purpose of the campaign is to raise funds and awareness to support local disaster relief. From devastating home fires, to wildfires, to floods, and more, your local Red Cross is there.

On average, the Red Cross of Central California responds to 2 local disasters each day. Each disaster is unique, and so are the needs of those impacted. Our goal is to raise $250K this fall to support those in need. We cannot do this without your generosity.

The Shelter of Hope represents a simulated Red Cross emergency shelter, providing a real-life experience of being displaced from your home due to a disaster. Our Shelter of Hope will travel to Bakersfield, Fresno, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Ventura. Red Cross executives, employees, volunteers (including actual shelter workers) and community partners will be on hand to tell their personal “Stories of Hope”. Learn first-hand how your local Red Cross stays staffed, trained and outfitted to respond to disasters big and small, local and beyond.

Your generosity will provide care and compassion for families in need throughout our region. Donations enable the Red Cross to respond quickly and efficiently whenever help, hugs, and hope are needed. When disaster strikes, we are there to provide a Shelter of Hope.

Thank you to our 2018 Shelter of Hope Partners!


We depend on the donations we receive to support the many citizens we help every day, and that is why we are asking you to help us in providing a Shelter of Hope to our neighbors in crisis. The Red Cross is only able to help those in times of disaster thanks to the generosity of our donors.

FAST FACT. It costs an average of $550 to help one family of three recover from a disaster. Your generosity will provide care and compassion to families in need throughout our region.

Robert Schumann
Regional Philanthropy Officer
Serving the Central California Region
EMAIL | PHONE | (559) 396-9798