Fire Response- Find Out How to Give Help or Get Help
The outpouring of generosity in response to the CZU Lightning Fire Recovery was truly incredible and we are so grateful to you for your willingness to step up for your neighbors. In the immediate aftermath, more than 2500 people stepped up to help.
During the immediate response, we worked in partnership with the Office of Emergency Services, the County of Santa Cruz, Red Cross, and Animals Services and now continue to work with local agencies to identify needs for ongoing recovery. As we look towards long term recovery support, we will continue to develop volunteer opportunities with great concern for Covid-19 safety and emergency management protocol. Below you will find important information about ways to safely give your time or resources as well as info about recovery resources and fire safety.
VOLUNTEER FOR ONGOING RECOVERY
At the moment we are shifting our focus to scheduling volunteers at the donation centers. View opportunities and register.
STAY CONNECTED AS NEW NEEDS ARISE
If you were unable to volunteer for one of the priorities we have available, register below & we will keep you informed about upcoming opportunities.
REGISTER YOUR MEDICAL SKILLS
Licensed health professionals can register to volunteer as a disaster healthcare volunteer through the Medical Reserve Corps.
HELP FIRE FAMILIES FOR THE HOLIDAYS
Adopt a family that has been impacted by the fires for the holiday. Provide household basics and a bit of holiday cheer for their household.
ADDITIONAL RESOURCES FOR OUR COMMUNITY
Learn about the ways you can donate to support fire response efforts and fire evacuees.
Learn about resources available for evacuees and those directly impacted by the fires.
Learn how to make a plan, pack a go-bag, sign up for county text alerts, and encourage others to do so.
We can refer volunteers to your organization for fire response needs. Submit your needs.