Fire Response- Find Out How to Give Help or Get Help
Our hearts are with our community as we face the latest public emergency through the Santa Cruz County Lightning Fires.
The outpouring of generosity has been incredible and we are so grateful to you for your willingness to step up for your neighbors. We are working in partnership with the Office of Emergency Services, the County of Santa Cruz, Red Cross, and Animals Services to evaluate where volunteers can be of use to meet critical needs as this emergency continues to evolve.
Community safety is our first priority in mobilizing and placing volunteers. Since the start of the fires we have connected 2500 people with volunteer shifts. As we transition from immediate response to 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 and resource as well as info about evacuation resources and fire safety.
VOLUNTEER FOR CRITICAL PRIORITIES
At the moment we are shifting our focus to scheduling volunteers at the donation centers. View opportunities and register.
CONNECT WITH OUR CALL CENTER
Want to volunteer but don't want to register on our website? Our Call Center for interested volunteers is open Mon-Fri from 10AM-3PM.
STAY CONNECTED AS NEW NEEDS ARISE
If you are unable to volunteer for one of the priorities we have available, register & we will keep you informed as new volunteer needs emerge.
REGISTER YOUR MEDICAL SKILLS
Licensed health professionals are asked register to volunteer as a disaster healthcare volunteer through the Medical Reserve Corps.
ADDITIONAL RESOURCES FOR OUR COMMUNITY
Provide donated items to support evacuees or donate to support fire response efforts.
FIRE & EVAC INFO
View the latest fire info, evacuation locations, and learn about resources available for evacuees.
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.