When the first of three major storms rolled into Santa Cruz County on December 31, 2022, no one could have anticipated the destruction left in their wake. The combination of heavy rain, high tides, and extra large swell swallowed up many of our beaches, parks, and low-lying neighborhoods. It took more than two weeks for ...
At the Volunteer Center, Disaster Recovery Operations are in full swing. We are grateful to all who have donated time, resources, funds, and compassion to our neighbors in need. Since the storms hit over one week ago, our staff immediately: Coordinated with local government and public safety agencies to staff evacuation shelters Mobilized volunteers for ...
A year of miracles is drawing to a close, and I want to thank every person who stepped up and contributed passion, skill, and kindness; who donated funds, services, and goods, to connect for good. You are the heart of our community! And, you made miracles possible. Big Miracles, like walking into an empty warehouse ...
Our Impact Last Year....
Volunteers mobilized county-wide
Individuals received direct support through 21 health and service impact programs
Over $1 Million
raised in crowdsourced funding for local nonprofits and schools
Cash value of donated labor to our local economy