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.
Camp Fire Updates
Camp Fire Updates from California Volunteers
On November 8th, Acting Governor Newsom issued a state of emergency proclamation for Butte County due to the effects of the Camp Fire. This wildfire has prompted mass evacuations, burned thousands of acres and continues to threaten infrastructure as windy and dry conditions persist across the state. The Governor’s Office of Emergency Services has activated the State Operations Center in Mather, California with Cal OES Fire, Law Enforcement, and Northern Region personnel working with various response agencies to address all emergency management, evacuation and mutual aid needs.
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. Monetary donations are being distributed directly to local charities supporting evacuees.
Thank you for your generosity!
New Donated Goods
Donated goods are no longer being accepted in Butte County or at any of the shelters. The public has responded overwhelmingly and there is no longer any space to store the donations. PLEASE do not drive up to the area with donations. There may be a need later as evacuees move into housing or back home, but those needs will be in the months to come. We will keep you posted on any future needs. Thank you for your generosity! As always, cash donations to a vetted fund (below) are needed and welcomed.
Volunteering: How you can help
HandsOn Sacramento has been activated by our Volunteer Center partner, Caring Choices in Chico to assist them with volunteer coordination. We have posted a couple volunteer opportunities on our website. Please look on our Project Calendar for volunteer opportunities that start with the words "Camp Fire". There will be more so keep checking back.
The PRIMARY place to volunteer is with Caring Choices, HOWEVER, their Emergency Volunteer Center is no longer accepting volunteer applications as they have currently recieved 6,000+ applications in the past two weeks and are hard at work processing the ones that have been submitted. We will keep you posted as new volunteer needs are posted. Thank you!
WAYS TO DONATE
North Valley Animal Disaster Group
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.