Disaster relief is a vital component in United Way of Ventura County’s fight to end poverty. The United Way is uniquely positioned to provide on-the-ground disaster response, including raising funds; providing resources to address needs; mobilizing volunteers; and engaging local partners to ensure community stability.  UWVC works closely with other private and public agencies, including local, statewide and national in addressing disaster preparedness and response through its membership in Volunteer Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD) and participation with the Ventura County Long Term Disaster Recovery Committee (VC-LTDRG).

To volunteer in response to a disaster in our community register as a Disaster Spontaneous Volunteer at http://www.volunteerventuracounty.org/need/detail/?need_id=311201.  You will be contacted regarding service opportunities related to disaster response and recovery for events impacting Ventura County.



For Disaster Resources & Case Management click HERE.

The Ventura County Long Term Disaster Recovery Group (VC LTDRG) is a collaboration of more than 50 organizations working to address unmet needs through volunteer assistance, in‐kind donations as well as, in some cases, financial aid. Should you have unmet needs as a result of the California wildfires call 2-1-1 or click here http://www.vcdisasterrecoverygroup.org/recovery-assistance/ to complete an intake form to start the process.  A 2-1-1 disaster recovery outreach specialist will contact you to discuss your needs and get you connected to resources and assistance for which you qualify.

Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD) – VC-VOAD is a collaborative of local non-profit agencies, faith-based organizations, volunteer groups, public institutions, and private entities dedicated to improving outcomes for people affected by disasters. VC-VOAD helps communities respond to and recover from major disasters by facilitating cooperation, communication, coordination, and collaboration.  https://vcvoad.wixsite.com/ventura

You can get the most current updates on potential hazards and incidents at VCEmergency.org

Preparedness informationhttps://www.readyventuracounty.org and sign up for VC Alert, emergency notification system, or text “VCALERT” to 313131 to register.

SCE Public Safety Power Shut Off (PSPS) – for real time emergency information visit https://www.readyventuracounty.org/sce-public-safety-shutoff-psps/