The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
Oak Park Christian Center CMC2093 Oak Park BlvdPleasant Hill, CA94523
We want to provide families with a little calm in the storm--a little relief from the pressure that starts to weigh you down. Revive, our respite care program gives families the chance to take care of themselves, so in turn they can take better care of their children. The child with special needs is brought to Revive, a three hour respite program where they spend their time in a nurturing and learning environment under the supervision of our trained volunteers (in a one-to-five volunteer to child ratio). These sessions promote social interactions and allow children to participate in gross and fine motor activities in a sensory-based atmosphere.