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Kaiser Permanente Gives $500,000 For Drought Relief

Kaiser Permanente Gives $500,000 For Drought Relief

KAISER PERMANENTE GIVES $500,000 TO ASSIST VALLEY RESIDENTS AFFECTED BY THE DROUGHT

Four community organizations receive drought-relief grants to provide fresh produce, emergency water and supportive services to rural Fresno County residents.

Kaiser Permanente is providing $500,000 in grants to assist residents in Mendota, Kerman, Orange Cove, Parlier, San Joaquin, Huron and Firebaugh impacted by the state’s most severe drought on record. Four community organizations are receiving the grants to assist Fresno County residents who have limited access to food, drinking water, health care and other supportive services.

The drought-relief grants include:

Careers in Construction on California's High Speed Rail Projects

Careers in Construction on California's High Speed Rail Projects

Walmart Now Selling Health Insurance

Walmart is now dipping its toes into health insurance.

The world's largest retailer is teaming up with Health–Direct–Dot–Com to offer insurance plans right in its stores.

Customers can sign up for policies ranging from Medicare to plans on healthcare exchanges.

Walmart hopes they can help simplify the process for people by setting up agents in over two thousand stores nationwide.

They will assist customers in choosing and enrolling in a health insurance plan.

Keep Your Home California principal reduction program provides as much as $100,000 to help homeowner

More than 1 of every 4 Fresno County mortgages are underwater, but Keep Your Home California has a free program that could provide as much as $100,000 to get financially strapped homeowners back on track.

In fact, a loan-to-value ratio of 120% or greater is now considered a qualifying hardship for Keep Your Home California’s Principal Reduction Program. The federally funded, state-managed program can often get homeowners close to above water on their mortgage while saving them hundreds of dollars every month in payments.

Certainly, California has enjoyed a double-digit increase in home prices during the past two years, but many regions – such as the Central Valley and even in some communities in the Bay Area and Southern California – remain well below the peak prices. The free Principal Reduction Program can help.

ACA Extends Coverage for Former Foster Youth

More than 30,000 former foster youth in California are newly eligible for health care coverage, but unfortunately many of them are unaware. One of the hallmarks of the ACA is the option for young adults to stay on their parents’ insurance until age 26. Now, the ACA gives former foster youth the same protections by expanding their Medi-Cal coverage until age 26. Previously former foster youth were only eligible for health care until age 21.
 
There has been a critical need to expand health care coverage for this population as former foster youth are significantly less likely than their peers to have health insurance and often have greater health care needs due to abuse or neglect they experienced in childhood.
 
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MADD Candlelight Vigil of Remembrance and Hope August 22nd

MADD Candlelight Vigil of Remembrance and Hope August 22nd

Building Demolished To Make Way For Bullet Train

Building Demolished To Make Way For Bullet Train

The first building has been demolished, clearing the path of the high speed rail line.

Demolition crews leveled the old Hollywood Inn, at Golden State Blvd. and Pine Avenue, between Olive and McKinley Avenues in Fresno.

High speed rail officials say this is the first step as they work towards an official groundbreaking on the bullet train project.