Henry Thoreau once said
“One is not born into the world
everything, but to do something.”
What is your something?
Calaveras County is coming together to develop a
coordinated plan to help the victims of the Butte Fire
that decimated 70,868 acres of our beautiful
surroundings, destroyed 475 residents, 343
outbuildings, and damaged 45 structures. Many
of our neighbors are now homeless, without sufficient
resources and in need of financial, physical and
emotional assistance…and will be for several
years to come.
If you would like to volunteer,
click here to
provide information about when you can help and what
you would like to do. The information will be
reviewed and sent to the agency or organization that
can best utilize your skills and talents.
It's important to become familiar with the
of Delivery' for individual
for the details.
PO Box 223
Rail Road Flat, CA
Friends of Rail
Road Flat School Butte Fire Relief Efforts is
no longer staffing a donation center,
however, they are stocking a Donation Truck
Trailer and meeting needs on an individual
If you are a fire
victim and in need of supplies, please
contact them. They can help!
If you would like
to help with their efforts, please
click here for a list of specific items
www.calaverasgrown.org (209) 498-8081
Community and Forest Recovery Program
are providing Certified Weed Free Rice Straw
to local landowners to use for erosion
control. They are utilizing volunteer labor
and are also in need of monetary donations.
Click here for more details.
start helping those with the following
your well is damaged and you
need help getting it turned back on –
only ask us for this if you need the
water for living or irrigation now
the fire burned your land so
badly that most of the leaves and pine
needles are gone, and you have steep
slopes or roadways in danger of washing
you have direct concern
about debris flows or mudslides washing
away your home, house pad or other
you have been told that your
burnt building will not be cleaned up by
the county soon and the toxins from
their ashes are a danger to local
you have land that is
severely burnt on steep slopes above
roads and waterways
Currently we are working on Mondays
For more information,
please call (209) 498-8081 or email
Click here for CCAR Charities
The Calaveras County Association of
Realtors has a charity branch, CCAR
Charities Inc. which is a 501c(3)
corporation. We have been working
with the fire victims to place them
in donated travel trailers so they
have a roof of some type over their
heads before winter weather sets in.
We have now ran out of donated
trailers and are asking everyone to
share this need and perhaps some
more trailers will be made
available. CCAR Charities has raised
so far about $55,000 dollars and
will also pay something for a travel
trailer if the cost is not too much
for our budget.
the travel trailers are delivered,
we make sure they are stocked with
bedding etc and have a team of
Murphys volunteers helping with
that, but the trailers often need
propane tanks and generators which
must be purchased. I cannot even
manage to list the things the small
group of five from the CCAR
Charities has managed to do so far.
More organizations and
information will be posted soon. Please visit again
if you have any immediate questions or requests.
Welcome to our website.
Whether you recognize it or not, you are
perusing the Volunteer Center website because you understand that we
all have something to share and that to do so is the true test of a
compassionate heart - and perhaps you have a need to make a
difference in your life, your community and beyond.
We volunteers do everything - we give voice to
our frail, isolated and otherwise invisible populations - our
neighbors. We are the connective tissue of society. We may not be
paid in spendable dollars, but we are never-the-less compensated 100
times over by the knowledge that every shared moment, shared skill
or small act of kindness, consideration or compassion is
contributing to the overall effort to make life better - for someone
else, for ourselves individually, and for the collective "us."
Thank you for doing and sharing what you can.
If you have any questions, go to the