With the impending high winds and expected storms to come in the next few days, Santa Cruz County community members living in areas identified at risk are currently being asked to evacuate due to the threat of debris flow and mudslides.
We are working with the County of Santa Cruz to help staff the evacuation drop-in centers and are in critical need of volunteers to assist at the temporary evacuation sites.
Register to Help at the Following Sites:
- San Lorenzo Valley High School– 7105 Hwy 9, Felton, CA 95018
- Pacific Elementary School- 50 Ocean St, Davenport, CA 95017
- Scotts Valley Community Center– 360 Kings Village Rd, Scotts Valley, CA 95066
Emergency Relief Volunteer tasks include:
- Activation– volunteers may be called upon to assist on short notice.
- Initial– setup of supplies will be pre-staged at the site. Volunteers will be responsible for helping set up check-in areas, food and water stations, tables, chairs, etc.
- Intake– help with the intake process of evacuees as directed by the County staff.
- Distribution– assist with the distribution of supplies to evacuees such as food, water, blankets, etc.
There will be no walk up volunteer options available. Please register via our website and we will follow up with the next steps. Please note that shifts will be 4-5 hours long. The evacuation points will provide bathrooms, charging stations, refreshments, and pet food at each location but no overnight stays so there are no late evening or early morning shifts.
If you are not sure which shifts you can sign up for at this time or unable to help in this moment but want to stay connected for future opportunities please express interest via our Debris Flow Volunteer Registry and we will keep you posted each time new opportunities arise to help.
Additionally, we are looking for volunteers who would like to support this effort by giving their time at the Emergency Operations Center. the EOC is currently seeking volunteers to assist with calls. Volunteer duties include providing up to date guidance on evacuations, transferring emergency calls to 911, and listening to evacuees with empathy.
All volunteers will be asked to wear a mask, maintain social distance, and to complete our Health Screening Checklist prior to volunteering at any of our volunteer locations.
SUPPORT FOR COMMUNITY MEMBERS IN NEED OF EVACUATION
Community members looking for more information about how they can safely evacuate and access fire recovery services should visit the County of Santa Cruz Virtual Recovery Resource Center or view the Santa Cruz County Twitter Page for consistent daily updates.