Deployment Alert: Oroville Dam in CA

Credit: Brian van der Burg/Los Angeles Times

IMMEDIATE NEED: 

Children’s Disaster Services (CDS) has been asked by the American Red Cross to have two teams of volunteers ready to go to Oroville, CA, if needed to help assist as evacuations are underway. Residents are being evacuated after the spillway on a major dam began to break over the weekend. The Red Cross “is thinking that the mass shelter needs will continue to grow,” reports CDS associate director Kathy Fry-Miller. “They have over 2,000 people in shelters currently and are planning for 5,000 people for over 2 weeks.”

If you are trained & certified with CDS and able to deploy in the next 2 weeks (beginning in the next day or two), please contact Kathy Fry-Miller (Kfry-miller@brethren.org) it would be helpful to put subject line: “Oroville Dam deployment availability.”