In emergencies large and small - home fires, floods, wildfires - down the street, across the country or around the world, people can count on the American Red Cross Central California Chapter to help them with disaster recovery.
If you or someone you know has recently experienced a natural or man-made disaster, contact us at (559) 455-1000. If you need assistance after business hours, please call 1-855-891-7325.
As a lifeline for people facing the most difficult crisis of their lives, the Red Cross supports victims of fires, floods and other natural or man-made disasters. In fact, Chapter employees or volunteers respond to a local emergency - most often house or apartment fires - an average of once every 16 hours. Depending on each individual or family’s unique needs, we provide short-term immediate disaster assistance such as:
The Red Cross provides disaster assistance 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Due to the generosity of individuals, companies and foundations, all disaster assistance is free of charge.
Large-scale disasters can occur without warning anytime and anywhere. Locally, we are especially vulnerable to floods, winter storms and wildfires. You may wonder how your local Red Cross would respond to a local catastrophic event.
The best and fastest responder is you. It may take time for help to arrive, so make sure you and your family have a disaster plan and a disaster supply kit ready to go.
Throughout the community, our local Red Cross keeps pre-positioned shelter supplies such as cots, blankets and other emergency supplies that can be quickly loaded on to trucks or vans for transport to an emergency community shelter. When a shelter is designated, we are ready to go.
The Red Cross provides immediate disaster relief including temporary shelter, food, water, hygiene items and emotional support. If further assistance is needed, we work with government agencies and other non-profit organizations that assist with long-term needs such as permanent housing, employment, ongoing counseling, etc.
In the event of a large-scale disaster, listen to your emergency radio station for ongoing announcements and information. If all communications have been disrupted, look for a law enforcement official.
The American Red Cross Central Valley Region is working every day to ensure our communities are ready for disaster by training individuals in lifesaving skills and empowering local businesses and community organizations to develop the necessary skills, resources, and networks needed to prepare for a disaster.
When disaster strikes, the Red Cross is ready to provide a place to sleep, warm meals, clothing, emotional support and hope to those affected.
We could have just the opportunity you’re looking for ... whether it's training to respond to disasters, supporting a blood drive, delivering messages to members of our military, or connecting families displaced by conflict, we hope you'll join our mission.
25% of Red Cross volunteers are age 24 or younger. Being young is no barrier to being able to help people in need, in your community and around the world!
We collect blood every day from donors who help ensure a safe supply of blood when it’s needed.
The American Red Cross offers the most trusted training provider of health and safety training with a wide variety of training courses in first aid, CPR, AED, life guarding, swimming, babysitting, care giving, and other areas for both individuals and organizations.
We relay urgent messages between U.S. service members and their families through our global communications.
The American Red Cross is launching a nationwide campaign to reduce the number of home fire deaths and injuries by 25% over the next five years through the Home Fire Preparedness Safety Campaign.
With more than a century of experience, the American Red Cross works with the global Red Cross and Red Crescent network to meet the needs of the world’s most vulnerable communities.