Food support, health education, and fire prevention

Jade Insurance Agency and The Fresno Center work together to help those in need become self-sufficient, productive community members while fostering cross-cultural understanding. They reached their goal of 500 votes and doubled their donation to reach $10,000.

The Fresno Center has been providing vital services to immigrants, refugees and other vulnerable populations since its inception in 1991. Originally focused on helping Southeast Asian refugees in the Central Valley, it has since broadened its scope to service diverse, multi-cultural low-income communities in the area.

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Jade Insurance volunteers ready food for distribution to local families. Between 500 and 600 families receive food on a weekly basis.

Paying it forward

The Fresno Center offers a comprehensive range of services to people in need, everything from immigration and citizenship support to employment readiness, mental health and wellness and financial assistance programs.

In addition to serving as its insurance advisor and managing its health benefits package, Jade Insurance provides The Fresno Center sponsorship dollars and volunteers to support events, community workshops and educational seminars.

“Being able to give back to the community is incredibly rewarding,” says Fuehoua Thao, principal of Jade Insurance. “Many of us at Jade were once on the receiving end of the types of services The Fresno Center provides. We all welcome the opportunity to pay it forward.”


“Many of us at Jade were once on the receiving end of the types of services The Fresno Center provides. We all welcome the opportunity to pay it forward.”

– Fuehoua Thao, principal of Jade Insurance Agency

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A Jade Insurance volunteer conducts an outdoor workshop on COVID safety measures, practicing safe social distancing in the process.

Getting families through the COVID-19 pandemic

Throughout the pandemic, The Fresno Center has made every effort to ensure struggling families are receiving the support they need to stay safe and healthy.

Disseminating accurate information about COVID-19 has been a top priority.  Through The Fresno Center’s educational events and programs, families have learned about the importance of safety measures like masking and social distancing as well as how and where to get vaccinated.

Addressing food insecurity has been another key concern. Partnering with the Fresno County Food Bank, The Fresno Center has met the challenge through the weekly distribution of fresh produce and other food items to thousands of families in need. Jade Insurance has supported the food distribution program by volunteering at the TFC Neighborhood Market, helping distribute food to families that suffer from food insecurity.

“The pandemic has had a crippling impact on the livelihoods of many of the families we serve,” says Pao Yang, president and CEO of the Fresno Center. “Our food distribution and housing assistance have played a vital role in keeping those families fed and in their homes.”

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Jade Insurance staff partner with The Fresno Center to clear debris in forest areas to help prevent future wildfires.

Mitigating the impact of wildfires

The foothill regions of Central Valley are among the most wildfire-prone areas in California. The 2020 Creek Fire alone burned nearly 380,000 acres.

As wildfires become more frequent and severe, residents of Fresno County are starting to be more proactive in managing forest lands to reduce the impacts of fires, and The Fresno Center is helping lead the way.

In partnership with Cal Fire, the nonprofit has been organizing crews of volunteers to help clear the debris from the forest floors that makes these fires more intense and difficult to manage. Jade Insurance staff volunteer on the crews, once again working to pay it forward for the health of their neighbors and the vitality of the air and land they share.


Be sure to vote for The Fresno Center by posting a supportive message below or sharing this story on social media using the buttons on the left. Each vote will get The Fresno Center one step closer to its 500-vote target and $10,000 donation! Want to learn more about these inspiring human beings? Visit The Fresno Center and Jade Insurance Agency online.

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Mai Thao
1 month ago

Amazing organization

Silas Cha
1 month ago

Good work happening in Fresno.

Kelly May
1 month ago


Reaksemey Neng
1 month ago

Wonderful TFC !

Ninfa E. Gordoa
1 month ago

The Fresno Center, great organization, fantastic job in the community.

Justin Vang
1 month ago

The Fresno Center is paying it forward and helping communities; this is a great organization. (:

Pazao Lor
1 month ago

TFC is always doing more than just giving back to the communities!

Rachel Ochoa
1 month ago

The Fresno Center does wonderful work for the community

Alexander Yang
1 month ago

The Fresno Center always doing its part helping the community amidst the pandemic 🙂

Sai Vang
1 month ago

Great Job TFC!

Nou Vang
1 month ago

TFC has done a lot for the community.

sokserey choup
1 month ago

Great Job TFC!

Pamee Yang
1 month ago

TFC is doing great things!

Cindy Vang
1 month ago

Voting for an organization that remains committed to our community

Raquel ansya
1 month ago

Mucho apoyo ala comunidad en muchas áreas y buscando las nesecidades de las personas buen trabajo TFC

1 month ago

Great nonprofit organization and hard working staff who give back to the community. Thanks to those who have been donating.

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Mai Yeng Xiong
1 month ago

Thanks for caring about the community and making a difference to change lives!!!

Macui-Xochitl Soria Delgado
1 month ago

The Fresno Center is one of the best nonprofit organizations in the Central Valley because they offer over 20 different programs and services and they’re constantly trying to improve and meet the needs of the community

Char Lee
1 month ago

Good job TFC!

Maykou Vang
1 month ago

A truly amazing organization that cares for the community at large…Thank you for all you do and beyond. God Bless.

Nathan Yang
1 month ago

Vote for TFC

Leanna Yang
1 month ago

Awesome Organization!

Melanie Mose
1 month ago

Doing incredible work to help our local familes

Judy Urbina
1 month ago

This is amazing! Paying it forward and helping out our community is what it is all about!! Great job Fresno Center and Jade Insurance Agency

Valdez Jose
1 month ago

1015 N Hughes Ave
Fresno, CA 93728
United States

Rana Albanna
1 month ago

Great job TFC

Pao Houa Lee
1 month ago

A well deserved organization!

Michael Munoz
1 month ago

Are very involved with the community and provides amazing resources.

1 month ago

yay TFC!

1 month ago

Lets keep it going TFC!!

1 month ago

TFC is so deserving of this donation! They do wonderful work!

Panda Vang
1 month ago

Keep it up!!

Jessica Trejo
1 month ago

Awesome!!! Keep it up TFC!

Lena Vang
1 month ago


Susan Vue
1 month ago

Love this tfc organization!

1 month ago

Great Organization !

1 month ago

The events are great to attends. Especially the ones that are geared towards relaxing. Great ways to help with self care and mental health. You are all doing a great job!!

1 month ago

Keep up the good work

1 month ago

Community involvement. Great job.

Sheng thao
1 month ago

Fresno Center is a great Cetner

1 month ago

Amazing group of people helping people

Ncua moua
1 month ago

freson center helps families

Naddha lor
1 month ago

Fresno center helped out my family.

1 month ago

This place is super fun 🙂 – Bryan

Na Vang
1 month ago

Good job

1 month ago

Thank you Fresno Center! This is a great organization!

Ze Vang
1 month ago

Yay!!! Trunk and treat…

Kou Yang
1 month ago

Awsome work done by you guys as you continue to provide to the community.

1 month ago

The fresno center helps lots of families.

1 month ago

Good job TFC!

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