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2018 Central California Shelter of Hope Photo
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A Campaign to Benefit Disaster Relief

Help Us Provide Hope by Raising $250K This Fall


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 American 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 San Luis Obispo and Fresno. 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




Shelter of Hope, San Luis Obispo (in partnership with Sheriff's Family Day) will take place on Saturday, September 8, 2018, 10AM-3PM at Madonna Meadows (next to Hwy 101) in San Luis Obispo.


Shelter of Hope, Fresno will take place on Friday, October 19, 2018, 10AM-7PM at River Park Shopping Center, 71 East Via la Plata in Fresno.


Visit redcross.org/hope for more details.