PLEASE DO NOT SELF DEPLOY. DO NOT ARRIVE AT A DISASTER SITE UNLESS SPECIFICALLY REQUESTED TO DO SO BY BY A QUALIFIED EMERGENCY RESPONSE ORGANIZATION.
08/12/2018 – California Wildfires Update from the California Resiliency Alliance
Traffic: Cal Trans quick maps http://quickmap.dot.ca.gov/
Current Wildfire Information: Cal Fire incident maps http://www.fire.ca.gov/general/firemaps
See below for ways that you can support community recovery efforts. United Way of Northern California is accepting monetary donations online. Monetary donations are being distributed directly to local charities supporting evacuees. Thank you for your generosity! Click here to make a monetary donation to help those affected by the fires.
The outpouring of support and generosity from the public is humbling and deeply appreciated. At this time, there is no need for in-kind donations and used items will not be accepted. If you would still like to contribute, please consider making a monetary donation to support the survivors of these devastating wildfires. Please continue to check this page for timely updates.
Volunteer needs are currently being assessed and will be updated regularly. At this time, please consider affiliating with existing nonprofit organizations before coming to the disaster area. Immediately following a disaster, a community can become easily overwhelmed by the number of generous people who want to help. Contacting and affiliating with an established organization will help to ensure that you are appropriately trained ad supported to respond in the most effective way. Above all, please do not self-deploy. Until a need has been identified and the local impacted community has requested support, volunteers are asked to wait for additional information.
WAYS TO DONATE
Traffic conditions can be heard on the radio by tuning into 1590 AM in Sacramento, California. To report a traffic condition, call 5-1-1.
Information regarding the disaster is updated on our Facebook and Twitter feeds.
IN A DISASTER: DO NOT SELF-DEPLOY!
DO NOT go or "self-deploy" to the scene of the emergency/disaster. Stay safe at home, with family/friends, or at work. Unexpected volunteers interfere with initial response and assessment efforts. You could unintentionally place yourself or others at greater risk. Volunteers will be needed most during the recovery phase of the event. In the event of a disaster, please be patient and wait until community-based organizations are ready to utilize your assistance.
Register here to get alerts on emergencies and other community events:
Thank you for your interest in participating in the time of need. At this time, Volunteer Opportunities will be updated regularly and can be found by searching the Opportunity Calendar as well as the list of Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities. Again, please do not self-deploy to impacted areas without proper instruction; a rogue volunteer puts not only their self in danger, but also those around them and jeopardizes the entire response.
Resources on how to use the site for those wishing to volunteer can be found here.
Resources for Nonprofits, corporations, or organizations wishing to post volunteer opportunities can be found here.
If you are not already trained and pre-registered, but you have special skills that can assist the ongoing relief and recovery operation, please register on our site and express your interest on this page. The Emergency Volunteer Coordinator will be in contact with you. You will be notified when are where you will be needed. Please dress appropriately and bring the necessary supplies, such as food, water, and personal protective equipment you will need. To register and sign up, follow these instructions:
You will be sent an activation email. (please check your spam/junk folder if not there). Follow its instructions.
Return to the site and log in. Go to this page to express interest in joining the relief effort.
Wait for contact from the Emergency Volunteer Coordinator and prepare for deployment.
If you are already a member of the Emergency Volunteer Corps, please check your email (if not there, check your spam/junk folder) for a message from the Coordinator.
If you were a member of Hands On Sacramento previously and returning to this site for the first time since the update, please follow the instructions under "First Time Back? You Need a New Password" below.