Here is information for those who want to help Pajaro flood survivors
Second Harvest Food Bank is looking for additional people to help with food sorting. Volunteers are asked to sign up for shifts via this link.
The Volunteer Center of Santa Cruz County is seeking flood response volunteers.
Donation Needs and Collection Sites
Urgent Needs: Diapers, baby wipes, feminine pads, bath towels, warm blankets, new socks and underwear, bottled water, gently used clothing in good condition, and art and craft supplies for children. Food donations should be pre-packaged and non-perishable.
Collection Sites: Donations can be taken to the Raices y Carino center at 1205 Freedom Blvd., Unit 3B, in Watsonville between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. daily.
- The Community Foundation of Santa Cruz County and Community Foundation for Monterey County are receiving general flood-relief donations.
- Casa de la Cultura Center runs free clinics and provides living assistance directly to Pajaro farmworkers and their families.
- Agri-Culture is accepting donations to help the farmworkers. Please indicate if your donation is for disaster relief of farmworkers.
- Community Foundation of Santa Cruz County: https://www.cfscc.org/funds/disaster-fund
Raíces y Cariño is providing direct support and is a community space for farmworkers. Check our instagram page for current community needs.
- Raices Y Carino https://www.rcfam.com/
Did the winter storms cause you to lose your housing or wages? You may qualify for cash assistance to pay for a hotel, temporary rental housing, basic household items, or related needs not covered by insurance or other sources.
¿Las tormentas de invierno le hicieron perder su vivienda o su salario? Puede calificar para recibir asistencia en efectivo para pagar un hotel, una vivienda de alquiler temporal, artículos básicos para el hogar o necesidades relacionadas que no estén cubiertas por el seguro u otras fuentes.
Food distribution sites: thefoodbank.org/find-foodcomida.
For up-to-date shelter information for Santa Cruz County:
|Direct Aid For The Pajaro Farmworkers – led by CampesinaWombJustice
|Center for Farmworker Families is seeking bilingual volunteers! Reach out on IG or (831) 216-8772 | E: firstname.lastname@example.org
|APRIL 2ND: DRAG & BURLESQUE BENEFIT SHOW (PAJARO VALLEY PRIDE) @ FRUITION BREWING! 100% OF PROCEEDS WILL GO TO CAMPESINA WOMB JUSTICE FUND AND TO RAICES Y CARIÑO FUND SUPPORT. SHOW UP! LINK TO IG FLYER
|Raíces y Cariño Community Collective – Follow them on IG for real time updates. They are currently (as of friday afternnon) LOOKING FOR BACKPACKS, TOOTHBRUSHES, TOOTHPASTE, TOILET PAPER, NON PERISHABLE FOOD, AND WATER IN FILLABLE JUGS. [NO CLOTHES]! TEXT 8312883105 to coordinate drop off. – 1205 Freedom Blvd., Unit 3B, in Watsonville between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. daily.
|RAICES Y CARIÑO COLLECTIVE ARE ALSO LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS FOR DISTRIBUTIONS. PLEASE EMAIL JULIANNE@RCFAM.COM. SHIFTS MON – FRI 9A – 6P MARCH 20TH – 29TH – bilingual volunteers highly needed
|FRUITION BREWING: PINTS FOR PAJARO (NO END DATE) CHECK OUT THEIR INSTAGRAM FOR MORE INFO. ALL MONEY GOING TOWARDS NON PROFITS DOING THE WORK (ALL LISTED IN THIS SPREADSHEET)
|DONATIONS NEEDED FOR OHLONE ELEMENTARY STUDENTS – VISIT THEIR AMAZON WISHLIST OR DROP THINGS OFF AT OHLONE ELEMENTARY: 21 BAY FARMS RD. WATSONVILLE, CA
|Volunteer Center of Santa Cruz County
Flood cleanup efforts could begin the weekend of March 25, weather permitting. You can register here to join a cleanup crew, and a volunteer coordinator will contact you.
|MARCH 18TH: PIES FOR PAJARO @ Venus Pie Trap Proceeds going to Campesina Womb Justice fund
|COMMUNITY BRIDGES DONATION CENTERS: (FOOD, SUPPLIES, CLOTHES) – CALL TO ASK WHAT THEY NEED: – Westview Church: 118 1st Street, Watsonville
– Church of the Nazarene: 710 Green Valley Road, Watsonville
– The Salvation Army: 214 Union Street, Watsonville
The SPCA Monterey County is coordinating to help pets left behind by evacuees. The organization can be reached at 831-373-2631.
|Weekend 3/18 & 3/19: pacific cookie company santacruz – a portion of in-store sales will be donated to the Community Foundation of Santa Cruz County 🍪 @cfsantacruzco is supporting local non-profits who are responding to recovery efforts for Pajaro.
|Santa Cruz County Disaster Fund and Monterey County Storm Relief Fund
|Second Harvest Food Bank – food distributions and packaging: sign up here
|HOPES CLOSET: Will transport any children’s clothing and shoes to families.
They are only able to accept children’s items: 2555 Soquel Drive
Santa Cruz, Ca. 95065 (Tuesday – Friday 10:00 – 2:00; Saturday 11:00 – 3:00)