Once again, the Visalia Branch of the American Red Cross is leaving its mark on our communities.
On Monday night, we participated in the 68th Annual Candy Cane Lane Parade. Our Emergency Response Vehicle, or “ERV,” was delightfully decorated with canvasses which were created by Red Cross Clubs throughout the Central Valley Region. Adult and Youth Volunteers escorted the ERV through thousands of parade goers and helped make the presence of the American Red Cross known throughout Tulare and Kings Counties.
In the office, Volunteers helped distribute free hot chocolate and coffee to hundreds of people. We helped inform families how to be prepared for disasters with various materials from our preparedness table, and individuals learned how they can help our communities by signing up to be Red Cross Volunteers. Our large display windows were decorated with holiday cheer and the different lines of service the Red Cross provides.
I’d like to give a big shout-out to all of the Volunteers who traveled near and far to help make our participation a smashing success! Together, we’re helping make our communities more prepared and resilient for when disaster strikes.
Amitai "Tai" S. Zuckerman
American Red Cross – Tulare and Kings Counties
AmeriCorps NPRC Member 2013-2014
Community Preparedness and Resilience Services