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Fresno Crisis Response Network

Unfortunately, crises happen regularly, and these crises are too often compounded by poverty.

This Page is a beginning place to build a Fresno Crisis Response Network.

The purpose of the Fresno Crisis Response network is to provide an established, thoughtful, quick, means of responding to tragedies in the Fresno community.

The primary purpose of this website will be to provide information on how the public can help when our community members face tragedies. The website will also sponsor networking among organizations seeking to be a part of the Fresno Crisis Response network, and a means to publicize the good work done by your organization.

We would like to set up a network of community and student groups that could be quickly energized when crises emerge. This page will publicize this network, and we will set up a listserve to communicate among members of the network. Eventually, we hope through coordinated action and thoughtful reflection, that we will be able to develop a model of key behaviors needed to properly enact the crisis response network to effectively and efficiently respond when a crisis does arise.

Please consider joining the network by sending your name and other group information to:

(Professor Tim Kubal, Department of Sociology)

We are all painfully aware of the disastrous fires that are impacting Southern California.  At the time of this email, an estimated 1,000 homes have been burned and well over 400,000 people have been evacuated. 

The Fresno-Madera Chapter of the American Red Cross has planned a major donation drive for Thursday, October 25th and volunteers are desperately needed

All donations will go directly to Red Cross chapters in the Southern California area to help serve those impacted by the wildfires.

The drive, in conjunction with Peek Broadcasting, will take place from 5 a.m. - 8 p.m. at "Radio City", just west of Palm and Shaw Avenues here in Fresno. 

Volunteers are needed to help collect cash during any of the following three hour shifts:       

  • 5 a.m. - 8 a.m.
  • 8 a.m. - 11 a.m.
  • 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  • 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.
  • 5 p.m. - 8 p.m.

If you would like to volunteer, please contact Dana Regier at the Fresno-Madera Red Cross by calling 559-455-1000 or by emailing her at

Please provide her with your T-shirt size and the shift you would like to work.