Information regarding the Napa Valley/Sonoma County Fires that has occurred/is occurring in and how you can help is posted here.
If you are in the impacted area, EVACUATE IMMEDIATELY.
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.
Napa Valley / Sonoma County Fires
CVNL serves as an Emergency Volunteer Center (EVC), overseeing volunteers and donations for Napa and Marin Counties in the event of a disaster.
10/15/17 UPDATE – Marin shelter moves to the Seminary at Strawberry
The county shelter in Marin that was housed at the Civic Center is transitioning to a site in Mill Valley (201 Seminary Drive in Mill Valley). As of 10/15/17 the Civic Center shelter will be closed as evacuees have moved to the new site or other locations. The Red Cross will be managing the shelter in Mill Valley as well as all volunteers for the new site. If you interested in volunteering with the Red Cross to support wildfire relief efforts, please sign up with them here.
CVNL’s role as an EVC for Marin comes to a close at this point as we focus our efforts on the Napa EVC that remains open as well as the longer-term recovery effort. CVNL is on standby to support nonprofits who are serving evacuees in the days, weeks and months ahead and we will be connecting volunteers and dedicating monetary resources to support those efforts.
The Napa EVC remains open
Located in the Napa Valley Community College Gymnasium (2277 Napa Vallejo Hwy, Napa, CA 94558), the Napa EVC remains open. Hundreds of dedicated volunteers have been involved in service to evacuees over the past week. Your efforts have been incredibly impactful and are greatly appreciated!
CVNL is accepting monetary donations as well as gift cards at the Napa EVC site. See below for additional information for how you can continue support to evacuees through volunteering and donations.
Click here to register as a volunteer with CVNL via our volunteer portal
As new opportunities to serve evacuees and support long-term recovery become available we will be notifying volunteers. There has been an outpouring of support and interest in volunteerism and we thank you so much for your willingness to serve!
CVNL is accepting monetary donations online as well as in person at the Napa EVC site. We are also accepting gift cards which can be dropped off in-person at the Napa EVC site. Gift cards are being distributed to evacuees to meet their immediate needs and as resources allow will continue to be distributed to support their recovery efforts. Monetary donations are being distributed directly to local charities supporting evacuees. Thank you for your generosity!
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.
California Emergency Management Agency
IN A LOCAL 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.