San Joaquin River Parkway Receives $1,000 Guarantee Good Will Network Donation



One of our region’s best locations for recreation, the San Joaquin River Parkway provides trails for runners/walkers and cyclists, as well as a separate equestrian trail for horseback riders. When the Parkway reaches its goal, we will be able to enjoy 22.5 miles of trail that will stretch from Friant to Freeway 99.

The SJRP preserves and restores the San Joaquin River and the lands immediately surrounding it. They also provide education regarding the ecological and historical significance of the river through nature walks and canoe trips. Summer camps and other programs are offered at the SJRP’s Coke Hallowell River House where thousands of people, young and old alike, have learned about the flora and fauna and the importance of preserving our river.


Learn more about the Parkway on their website riverparkway.org

Evangel Home Receives Guarantee Good Will Network Donation



The Guarantee Good Will Network recently made a $1,500 to the Evangel Home which provides shelter to women and their children who need a safe place to live.

The Evangel Home offers a 28 day emergency shelter that can house up to 24 women and children. The Crossroads Apartment Living is a 9 -month residential program that teaches basic living skills, parenting skills, boundary setting, and finances. And The Garden is an Alternative sentencing, 9-month residential recovery program that accommodates up to 6 women. Classes & services include: Seekers 12-Step Program, structured living and work programs.  Crossroads & the Garden residents are either employed or attending school full-time.


To learn more about the Evangel Home, please visit their web site evangelhome.org

Rescue the Children Receives Donation from Guarantee Good Will Network


The Guarantee’s Good Will Network recently made a $1,500 donation to Rescue the Children.

Opened in October 2012, Rescue the Children provides a safe haven for women who otherwise may have no place else to go.  When at capacity, the building will be home for up to 75 women and 100 children. A portion of the facility provides an emergency shelter for temporary stays. The majority is for families enrolled in a life-changing, 18 month program, with a minimum of 8 months in residence.


Rescue the Children is a protected, secure environment providing emergency and long-term services to at-risk, abused, homeless or previously incarcerated women or women with children. The community provides women and their children a place to get away from destructive lifestyles, offering a place to heal, learn, grow and ultimately becoming productive members of society.  Mothers who feel trapped in a dysfunctional setting can find a place of respite.  This type of opportunity can create life change not just for the present, but for future generations… one more family who doesn’t have to rely on welfare… one more family that learns to be violence-free.

The program’s focus is on sobriety, being a better mother, and becoming more self-sufficient. Assistance includes individual and group therapy, substance abuse recovery education, domestic violence education, life skills classes (family therapy, parenting, nutrition/wellness), vocational training and GED preparation, and an on-site center for children.

To learn more about Rescue the Children please take the time to check their website

Guarantee’s Prather & Shaver Lake Agents Hold Fundraiser for Childhood Language Disorder Center

Agents from Guarantee Real Estate’s Prather & Shaver Lake offices recently raised $840 for the Scottish Rite Childhood Language Disorder Center.  Guarantee Sales Manager, Vince Carter, presented the Center’s Director, Tom Tatum, and President, Jim Wilson II with a check on behalf of the agents.


The Childhood Language Center (CLC) provides free services to children with language, literacy, and learning challenges. The Center serves children with difficulties listening, speaking, paying attention, remembering, reading and writing.  They provide diagnostic, advocacy, counseling and therapeutic services to children between 18 months and 18 years of age who live throughout California’s Central Valley.

Guarantee’s West & Herndon Office Raise $1,000 for Hope Now for Youth



Agents from Guarantee Real Estate’s West & Herndon office recently presented Hope Nowfor Youth’s CEO, Roger Feenstra with a check for $1,000 that they raised by selling Red Carpet Car Wash tickets. 

Hope Now For Youth has taken over 2,000 gang members and at-risk youth off the streets of Fresno and helped them establish productive lives.  Hope Now For Youth has an impressive 85% success record and has taught troubled young men to become husbands to their wives, fathers to their children, and dependable employees who make positive contributions to their families, friends, and communities.

Guarantee’s Woodward Park Office Raise $2,000 for Boys & Girls Club



Agents from Guarantee Real Estate’s Woodward Park office recently met with East Fresno Boys and Girls Club representative, Mark Armenta, to present him with a check for $2,000 that they raised by holding a Red Carpet Car Wash ticket sale fundraiser.

Located near the Fresno Fair Grounds, the East Fresno Boys and Girls Club provide activities for an average of 120-150 youth each day.  The club prides itself in helping kids through academic and social programs, introducing them to healthier lifestyles and providing them with a safe place to go during the summer months and after school.  

Search & Rescue Receives Guarantee Good Will Network Support

The Fresno County volunteer group who risk their lives while saving others who are missing recently received a $1,000 donation from the Guarantee Good Will Network.

The Fresno County Sheriff’s Department Search and Rescue MountaineeringTeam (FresnoSAR) are trained in various search and rescue disciplines including: orienteering, tracking, wilderness/winter survival, first aid/CPR, swift water and high angle rescue, helicopter safety, and search techniques.  The volunteers augment the Fresno County Sheriff’s deputies during urban and wilderness search and rescue operations.

The search and rescue volunteers participate in operations in Fresno, Madera, and Tulare counties, as well as Yosemite, Kings Canyon, and Sequoia National Parks.  In addition to search and rescue missions, members participate in community events where they promote safety in the outdoors, including teaching children to “Hug-A-Tree” and other survival tips.


Although the FresnoSAR is associated with the Fresno County Sheriff’s Department, they DO NOT receive any government financing and rely strictly on donations to help them obtain needed equipment such as radios, GPS units, ropes, harnesses, and a multitude of other essential items that wear out over time.

Guarantee Sponsors Community Food Bank’s Feed Hope Gala


The Guarantee Good Will Network is proud to be a sponsor of the


Feed Hope Gala

on May 22 at  6:30p p.m.
3145 S. Northpoint Drive, Fresno.  

The featured guest speaker will be award-winning chef, 
motivational speaker, New York Times best-selling author, 
and Food Network television personality Jeff Henderson.  

For ticket of event information 
contact Renee Nuanes 237-3663 x 127 or rnuanes@communityfoodbank.net

Boy Scouts Receive $1,000 Guarantee Good Will Network Donation

In 2013, the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) served over 7,600 young people and their families in Fresno, Madera, Tulare, and Kings Counties.  Through their youth leadership development programs, the BSA helps young people grow into responsible, well-rounded citizens.  To support their efforts, the Guarantee Good Will Network recently made a $1,000 donation to the Sequoia Chapter of the Boy Scouts.


 Learn more about the Sequoia Council Boy Scouts and the programs they offer from their web site sqebsa.org

River Tree Volunteers Receive Guarantee Good Will Network Donation


The Guarantee Good Will Network showed its support of keeping the San Joaquin River clean and safe by making a $1,000 to the River Tree Volunteers.

The River Tree Volunteers have removed over 7,600 tires and tons of trash from the San Joaquin River since 2003.  Their efforts help thousands of people enjoy the beauty of the river and has improved water quality.  The RT Volunteers also remove invasive weeds, plant trees, conduct educational programs, and offer guided canoe tours. 

The GGWN donation will be used for replacement of worn out life jackets, and broken canoe seats, as well as purchase of tools, dumpsters, & native plants.
 

The San Joaquin River is one of our area’s finest natural resources.  And thanks to the River Tree Volunteers we are better able to access and enjoy its beauty.  Learn more about the RTV on their Facebook page facebook.com/RiverTreeVolunteers

Mothers Against Drunk Driving Receives $1,000 Guarantee Good Will Network Donation


The Guarantee Good Will Network is glad that MADD is active in our community.  Since MADD was established in 1980, drunk driving has declined by more than 40%.  MADD has been instrumental in educating the public about the dangers of drunk driving and has helped prevent needless deaths and injuries that can occur when someone gets behind the wheel after they have been drinking.

Mothers Against Drunk Driving also offers support to victims of alcohol related crashes. Some of their services include providing emotional support, advocacy in the criminal/civil justice systems, and connecting survivors who have similar experiences.

Learn more about MADD or about how to become a MADD volunteer, visit their website http://www.madd.org

Hope Now For Youth Receives $1,000 Guarantee Good Will Network Donation


Hope Now For Youth has taken over 2,000 gang members and at-risk youth off the streets of Fresno and helped them establish productive lives.  This evening (2/27/14) at their Annual Banquet, some of these men will share how their lives have been changed forever by this program.  Hope Now For Youth has an impressive 85% success record and has taught troubled young men to become husbands to their wives, fathers to their children, and dependable employees who make positive contributions to their families, friends, and communities.

The Guarantee Good Will Network is proud to be a supporter of Hope Now for Youth.  Learn more about the great work they are accomplishing; check out their website, hopenowforyouth.org.

Local Girl Scouts Receive $1,000 Guarantee Good Will Network Donation


Through programs that teach practical life skills and leadership, Girl Scouts aims to give every girl access to life-changing experiences that enable her to reach her full potential.  Every year, Girl Scouts of Central California South give more that 10,000 girls in Fresno, Kern, Kings, Madera, and Tulare counties the opportunity to grow, learn, and have fun. 

Our local Girl Scout programs help young women by:
  • Increasing their self-esteem and their ability to make wise choices
  • Teaching financial literacy and entrepreneurial skills
  • Offering activities that focus on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), encouraging young women to consider these areas as a future career
  • Emphasizing living in wellness, healthy choices, physical fitness, obesity prevention, and safety
  • Protecting our environment, sustainability, and advocacy
  • Respecting others, embracing our heritage, and celebrating diversity


Learn more about our local Girls Scouts programs from their web site, girlscourtsccs.org

Naomi’s House Receives $1,000 Donation from Guarantee Good Will Network

The reason each woman arrives at Naomi’s House is varied.  Many suffer from severe, persistent mental illness, others from drug or alcohol abuse.  Each has a different story to tell.  But they all have a commonality and that is homelessness.  The Guarantee Good Will Network has helped provide a safe overnight shelter for these homeless women by making a $1,000 donation to Naomi’s House.

Naomi’s House at Poverello specifically targets homeless women, offering them an overnight shelter in a relaxed atmosphere, where there is structure, but it is minimal. The first and most important task with these women is the development of a trusting relationship. Only through trust can these women begin to address the path that led to homelessness and begin to reconstruct their lives.
   
Naomi's House works in conjunction with Poverello House and the Holy Cross Center for Women to also provide meals, showers, laundry, and medical/dental care.  Naomi’s House also offers needs assessment, goal planning, health and personal living education, social service advocacy, case management, and limited transportation.  Their goal is to be the starting place to help homeless women find their way back to a productive, healthy life.


Learn more about Naomi’s House on their web site 

American Red Cross Receives Donation from Guarantee Good Will Network

The Central Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross recently received a $1,000 donation from the Guarantee Good Will Network. The local chapter provides services to people in Fresno, Madera, Merced, Mariposa, Tulare, Kings, and Kern Counties.

Last year Red Cross volunteers assisted 545 families in the Central Valley when they were forced from their homes due to a disaster, which most frequently occurred due to a fire.  These families received help securing temporary shelter, meals, clothing, emotional support, and health services in order to begin the recovery process. 

In addition, Red Cross volunteers prevent tragedies from occurring at home and at the work place by teaching life saving skills of CPR, First Aid, Lifeguard Training, and Babysitter Training.  The Red Cross also educates people about disaster preparedness.  And they provide emergency communications and assistance to military personnel and their families.


You can register for life saving classes, or sign up to become a Red Cross volunteer on their local web site  http://arccentralvalley.org.