The American Red Cross Central California Region serves over 4.2 million residents throughout 11 counties: Fresno, Inyo, Kern, Kings, Madera, Mariposa, Mono, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Tulare and Ventura.
2021 Year in Review
Highlights from our work in 2021
View some highlights from the Central California Region showing how our volunteers, staff, and donors made a difference for thousands of people near and far.
We are extremely grateful to Sun-Maid for their support of both our Blood and Humanitarian Services programs--locally and beyond. Sun-Maid is a sponsor of our blood drive canteens, providing iron-rich raisins as snacks to nearly 2.6 million annual blood donors at Red Cross Blood Collection Centers across the nation.
Why I Volunteer: Helping Others, ‘It’s a Beautiful Thing’
Cynthia Fisher, middle, with Ashley Bonnoit, left, and Jennifer Samaritan at the French fire in August 2021. By Dan Santos Most people try to avoid the scene of a disaster. Cynthia Fisher — like many American Red Cross volunteers — sees an opportunity to provide safe shelter, food, and comfort to the victims. “I’m living my best life when I can help somebody get their life … Continue reading Why I Volunteer: Helping Others, ‘It’s a Beautiful Thing’
The Central California Region recently welcomed Jose Molina to our team as our new Service to the Armed Forces Program Manager. Molina retired from the Navy after 21 years as a Senior Chief Petty Officer. He earned his AA in Business Administration through Coastline Community College and is currently attending the University of Phoenix pursuing … Continue reading Salute to Service: Meet Jose Molina