When disaster strikes, relief can’t wait.

October 2018

When disaster strikes, relief can’t wait.  Families need shelter, food, water, first aid and emotional support. They need the American Red Cross. Every day in Central California, your local Red Cross is responding to help a family affected by disaster. In less than two minutes, a house fire can engulf a home leaving a family with nothing more than the clothes on their backs.

It takes the whole community to get these local families back on their feet after a disaster, and the Red Cross wants to continue to work to make that happen quickly. With generous and thoughtful support, we are there – neighbors helping neighbors.

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.

This October, we will set up a series of mock shelters and celebrate the Shelter of Hope that the Red Cross provides in times of disaster. These shelters will open throughout the region, demonstrating that the Red Cross is there whenever needed and sharing our story as a reminder that the Red Cross is there for everyone, every day, everywhere.

We have selected key locations and are planning fun events for Shelter of Hope Month this October. We will soon post a calendar of these opportunities to join the Shelter of Hope.

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.

Thank you to our 2018 Shelter of Hope Partners!

The Red Cross is only able to help those in times of disaster thanks to the generosity of our donors. Learn more about Shelter of Hope Sponsorship Opportunities:

Morris Franklin, Regional Philanthropy Officer
San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, and Ventura counties
Morris.Franklin@redcross.org, 805-698-4741

Robert Schumann, Regional Philanthropy Officer
Kern, Kings, Fresno, Tulare, Madera, Mariposa, Merced counties
Robert.Schumann@redcross.org, 559-396-9798

Samaritan Partner