Santa Cruz County

Thank you to the Flood Clean-Up Volunteers and Donors!  

The volunteer effort in Pajaro has been nothing short of incredible. THANK YOU for showing up for our community! Even if you were not able to join us for a project - please continue to read our updates for future needs.

Volunteers helped with muck-out of 65 homes in Pajaro, distributed donated toiletries, clothes, shoes, and essentials to 500 families, and provided Spanish interpretation for multiple disaster response agencies!

We have completed the immediate flood muck-out and donation distribution. Residents are now gutting homes and completing mold remediation. This project requires training and is being managed by Hope Crisis Response Network. If you would like to join their volunteer efforts, please register on their website:

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Donation Information for

Monterey County 

If you would like to donate essential items to families in Pajaro please visit All In Monterey County for a list of donation drop-off locations

MOST NEEDED ITEMS as of April 28, 2023:

~ Paper Towels ~ Bleach ~ Shampoo & Conditioner ~ Laundry Detergent

~ Body Lotion ~ Deodorant ~ Glass Cleaner ~ Brooms & Dustpans

~ Fabuloso & Pinesol ~ New Hair Brushes & Combs ~ New Underwear

~ New Shower Shoes/Flip-Flops ~ New Children Socks ~ New Bath Towels

~ Athletic Shoes (men/women size 5-8, all children sizes)

Donation Locations in

Santa Cruz County


Second Harvest Food Bank is providing food donations for families

Drop off items from 8am - 3pm, Monday - Friday

Address: 800 Ohlone Parkway, Watsonville, CA 95076

More information about food donations here:


Hope's Closet providing cloths and toys to children

Hope's Closet accepts gently used and like-new clothing, toys, books, and baby gear - distributed to families in need at no cost.

Drop off items:

  • Tuesday - Friday from 10am - 2pm
  • Saturdays 11am - 3pm
  • (closed Sunday and Monday)

Address: 2555-2557 Soquel Drive in Santa Cruz, CA

Click for more information about donating gently used and new items to Hope's Closet:

Thank you to the Flood Clean-Up Donors!

  • Community Foundation of Santa Cruz County
  • Santa Cruz Community Credit Union
  • David Lyng Real Estate
  • Twin Lakes Church
  • Coast Fencing
  • Driscoll's Strawberries
  • Home Depot
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Peets Coffee
  • San Lorenzo Lumber
  • Santa Cruz Warriors
  • Trader Joe's
  • Verve
  • Americorps
  • Team Rubicon
  • Amazing Donors and Volunteers
  • Hope Crisis Response Network
  • Red Cross
  • Watsonville Elks Lodge