Wildfires are devastating communities across California, causing more than 300,000 people to evacuate their homes and threatening many more. The Camp Fire in Northern California -- one of three blazing across the state -- is the most destructive in state history. We want to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you find access to shelter. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know the most effective ways to contribute.
The devastation and frightening images coming from Texas are heart wrenching to see and we all want to help. But short of sending money, what can we do? Well, while it is not exactly the same, there are people right here in Connecticut who cannot get their medical attention, healthy foods, or someone to listen to their needs. They are your neighbors and people you might not even suspect of having difficulty. If you can grocery shop, drive, read or sort mail for them then you can help right here at home!
Requirements to be a great volunteer include:
a desire to help others;
a pleasant demeanor;
a good reading/speaking voice;
average reading skills;
organizational or planning abilities;
a good driving record;
a clear criminal history;
access to a car with proof of insurance;
a minimum of $50/100k liability and $5,000 of property damage coverage.