Thursday, May 5, 2011

It Took Two Days, 17 Volunteers, and 92 Boxes, But We Did It!

We survived the grueling move, bloggers! After two days of heavy lifting, unpacking, and sweating (yes, it was 90 degrees on the two days we decided to move), we have arrived at our new home at 1300 W. Shaw Ave, Suite 4B, Fresno CA 93711. 

It was definitely bittersweet to leave our home on Fine Avenue, especially after 11 years, but we were busting at the seams in that office, and with the regionalization of our Chapter we definitely needed more space to continue to provide the Central Valley with our mission services. Not to mention, that we also gained five new staff members in 2010.

We would especially like to thank The Nazaroff Team for donating their moving truck, time, and hard-working men to help us move 95 years of Red Cross History. We truly appreciate your efforts!

Without all of our volunteers, this move would not have been possible. The countless hours they spent packing boxes, loading trucks, and to this very minute, unpacking boxes, our volunteers are one of a kind! I am reminded of a quote, "Volunteers don't get paid, not because they're worthless, but because they're priceless." At the American Red Cross Central Valley Region, we couldn't believe this anymore!

So if you want to swing by to check out our new place come in for a visit or take a Health & Safety Course and see our sweet new classroom! 

Your local Red Cross Chapter is here. We are ready, and we are responding!