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.
Each year in Clark County, Nevada, over 3500 children are abused, neglected or abandoned by their families. When these children are removed from their homes, they can remain adrift in foster care for years.
That's where the CASA comes in. CASAs are Court Appointed Special Advocates who are trained community volunteers. They are appointed by a judge to speak up for abused and neglected children.
CASA volunteers are men and women who want to help their community's children. As appointed officers of the court, they work for children in foster and alternative care. CASA volunteers come from all walks of life. They have a variety of professional, educational and ethnic backgrounds.
No special experience is required. Volunteers are selected on the basis of their objectivity, competence and commitment to children. It takes just a few hours each month to be a CASA volunteer. Volunteers are always needed to do this challenging, but very gratifying work!!!