#RememberingHarvey

 One Last Check-in  

It’s been a year since I opened my Twitter account in the early morning hours, to read the pleas of  strangers from Houston whose desperation compelled me to find a way to help. And I did find ways, through specific hashtags that emerged on Twitter, in the form of #HarveySOS and #HarveyRescue, just as there were helpers on the ground, so too were there helpers online. Through the flurry of tweets, I saw that even the helpers needed help. So I volunteered, and after a week of all of us working through long days and sleepless nights, I was surprised and amazed at what a group of determined individuals can do to help others.  

One year later, I’m still wondering how that single mother or that elderly couple are doing, the first individuals whose rescue I helped facility. They were the first individuals I helped. In the hours and days that followed there would be many more. I’ve said prayers for all of them many times, hoping they were well and finding comfort and healing in their communities. There’s a part of me that still wonders how they are still today.

On the days I needed reassurance that they’re okay, I went to Twitter and followed the hashtag #HoustonStrong. There, I found inspiration seeing the drive, determination and resilience they found in their community. That reassurance has allowed me to move on spiritually and emotionally, and to continue to help others. I am grateful that I could use my skills and knowledge to be of service, just as others were there for me, when I went through Hurricane Sandy.   

One lesson I learned from the volunteer calls last year, and from watching Houston’s progress, is that it’s important to continue to talk and share our thoughts and feelings long after the event is over in order to process the lingering impact. Seeing the City of Houston’s tweet this morning brought tears to my eyes, because they know full well exactly what everyone in Hawaii is going through.

Through that tweet I finally realized why we continue being disaster volunteers in some form or another: because we know we can make a difference by reaching out and supporting others through their crisis, just as Houston did this morning. So today I want to thank my fellow Harvey volunteers, for caring enough to do the impossible with very little, for remaining undaunted by the challenge, and for stepping up to help. I especially want to thank and salute Houstonians for their resilient spirit and drive, which continues to inspire me each day.


Now I hope you’ll share your story of impact and resilience with us, and through sharing, in the comments or via twitter we can all continue healing together. Let us know how you’re doing using the hashtags below.  It may be a year later, but we all still care.

California Wildfires Resources

California Wildfires

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Update: 22 Aug 2018 – 1:30 AM ET

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Página en Español 

 

Follow the conversation on all the California Wildfires we are actively working on via twitter at: @CEDRdigital

CEDR is actively supporting the disaster response on the following three wildfires: #Carr Fire, #Mendocino Complex Fire and the #Holy Fire.

To find a list of fire related resources, disaster assistance, or to access an official detailed map with current information regardomg evacuations, shelters for humans and pets, etc., follow the links below.

#CarrFire Map and Disaster Assistance Resources

#HolyFire Map and Disaster Assistance Resources

#MendocinoComplex Map and Disaster Assistance Resources

 

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Incendios en California

Siga la conversación sobre los incendios forestales en California en los cuales estamos activamente trabajando a través de Twitter en: @CEDRdigital

CEDR está siguiendo activamente los siguientes incendios forestales de #Carr, #Mendocino Complex y #Holy.

Para verificar el estado actual de los mismos, descargar una lista de recursos relacionados con los incendios o para acceder a un mapa oficial con información actual detallada con evacuaciones, refugios para humanos y mascotas, etc., siga los enlaces en las paginas a continuación.

#Carr Fire/Incendio – Mapa Y Recursos De Asistencia Para Desastres

#Holy Fire/Incendio – Mapa Y Recursos De Asistencia Para Desastres

 

#CARR FIRE MAP & DISASTER ASSISTANCE RESOURCES

Carr Fire Map and Disaster Assistance Resources 

Current CEDR Status: Active

CEDR is currently crowd-sourcing and posting official information via our twitter (@CEDRdigital) and facebook accounts. We will make sure the information on this page remains updated, so please make sure you return to check for updates.

County Resources for #Carr Fire Victims – https://www.co.shasta.ca.us/index/hhsa_index/carr-fire-news-and-resources

211 NorCal List of Recovery and Fire Assistance Resources – http://211norcal.org/shasta/disaster-response/resources/

#Carr Fire Recovery Resources – https://bit.ly/2w1OnP7

CA State Wildfire Recovery Resources http://wildfirerecovery.org/

CA State Disaster Help Information Center – http://www.cdss.ca.gov/Disaster-Help-Center
FEMA Disaster Assistance – https://www.disasterassistance.gov/

#HOLYFIRE MAP & DISASTER ASSISTANCE RESOURCES

#Holy Fire Map & Disaster Assistance Resources

Current CEDR Status: Active

CEDR is currently crowd-sourcing and posting official information via our twitter (@CEDRdigital) and facebook accounts. We will make sure the information on this page remains updated, so please make sure you return to check for updates.
 
List of Resources for Orange County https://bit.ly/2ntOkYz

List of Resources for Riverside Countyhttps://rivcoready.org/ActiveEvents

CA State Disaster Help Information Center –  http://www.cdss.ca.gov/Disaster-Help-Center

CA State Wildfire Recovery Resources  http://wildfirerecovery.org/

FEMA Disaster Assistancehttps://www.disasterassistance.gov/

Orange/Riverside Map – https://bit.ly/2Ov5yjB
 

#MENDOCINO FIRE MAP & DISASTER ASSISTANCE RESOURCES

Mendocino Fire Map & Disaster Assistance Resources

Current CEDR Status: Active
 

CEDR is currently crowd-sourcing and posting official information via our twitter (@CEDRdigital) and facebook accounts. We will make sure the information on this page remains updated, so please make sure you return to check for updates.
 
Mendocino Complex Fire Recovery Resourceshttp://www.211mendocino.org/

Resource Links for Residents of Mendocino County –  http://bit.ly/2w0kgYs

Resource Links for Residents of Trinity Countyhttp://bit.ly/2KMaLBi

CA State Wildfire Recovery Resources  http://wildfirerecovery.org/

CA State Disaster Help Information Center –  http://www.cdss.ca.gov/Disaster-Help-Center

FEMA Disaster Assistancehttps://www.disasterassistance.gov/

#HOLY – EVACUACIÓN, ASISTENCIA Y RECURSOS

Incendio #Holy – Asistencia, Recursos y Mapa de Evacuación

Estado Actual de CEDR: Activo

CEDR está recopilando información oficial para compartirla con el público a través de twitter (@CEDRdigital) y facebook. Nos aseguraremos de que la información en esta página permanezca actualizada, así que asegúrese de regresar para verificar si hay actualizaciones.

Lista de recursos del Condado de Orange: http://bit.ly/2Mbpnjl

Lista de recursos del Condado de Riverside: http://connectriverside.org/about-211/

Lista de Recursos de Asistencia Estatal para Víctimas de Incendiohttp://bit.ly/2OWHpUa

Guía de Asistencia por Desastres para Californianos Inmigrantes – http://bit.ly/2MeosyA

Asistencia Federal Para Desastres (FEMA) – https://www.disasterassistance.gov/es

Mapa del Condado de Orange y Riverside (en Inglés)http://bit.ly/2Ov5yjB

 

#MENDOCINO – EVACUACIÓN, ASISTENCIA Y RECURSOS

Incendio Mendocino – Asistencia, Recursos y Mapa de Evacuación

Estado Actual de CEDR: Activo

CEDR está recopilando información oficial para compartirla con el público a través de twitter (@CEDRdigital) y facebook. Nos aseguraremos de que la información en esta página permanezca actualizada, así que asegúrese de regresar para verificar si hay actualizaciones.

Lista de Recursos del Condado de Mendocino [en Ingles]http://bit.ly/2w0kgYs

Lista de Recursos del Condado de Trinity [en Ingles]  – http://bit.ly/2KMaLBi

Lista de Recursos de Asistencia Estatal para Víctimas de Incendiohttp://bit.ly/2OWHpUa

Guía de Asistencia por Desastres para Californianos Inmigrantes – http://bit.ly/2MeosyA

Asistencia Federal Para Desastres (FEMA) – https://www.disasterassistance.gov/es

Mapa del Condado de Mendocino [en Inglés]http://bit.ly/2AMJBKR

 

#CARR – EVACUACIÓN, ASISTENCIA Y RECURSOS

#Carr – Mapa de Evacuación, Asistencia y Recursos 

Estado Actual de CEDR: Activo

CEDR está recopilando información oficial para compartirla con el público a través de twitter (@CEDRdigital) y facebook. Nos aseguraremos de que la información en esta página permanezca actualizada, así que asegúrese de regresar para verificar si hay actualizaciones. 

Lista de Recursos para Evacuados del Incendio Carr – http://bit.ly/2MfsGp3

Lista de Recursos de Asistencia Estatal para Víctimas de Incendiohttp://bit.ly/2OWHpUa

Guía de Asistencia por Desastres para Californianos Inmigrantes – http://bit.ly/2MeosyA

Asistencia Federal Para Desastres (FEMA) – https://www.disasterassistance.gov/es

Mapa de Evacuacion, Incendio y Recursos del Condado de Shasta [en Inglés] – https://arcg.is/15iyHP