Other Emergency Response Efforts

woman in uniform holding straw wattle

Chico Center Corpsmember Cheyenne Wagner carries straw wattle socks down a fire scarred embankment in Michigan Bluff, CA.

Whether it’s a natural or man-made emergency, Corpsmembers are ready to respond. In 2020, the CCC provided statewide support during the COVID-19 pandemic. This included logistical support to local food banks and food distribution to communities in need.

CCC Corpsmembers were integral in providing logistical support to California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) warehouses, setting up the medical surge and acute care facilities throughout the state and setting up and assisting with the first ever mass vaccination sites in Oakland and Los Angeles. CCC Corpsmembers also assisted with the mobile vaccination sites in Los Angeles County.

Throughout the CCC’s history, Corpsmembers have responded to emergencies across the nation and the state, including:

  • February 2022: Hurricane clean up in New Jersey. Corpsmembers conducted the muck and gutting of homes, debris disposal and emergency mold suppression efforts.. Several CCC centers’ Corpsmember Advisory Boards donated money to assist individuals with the costs associated with debris removal and purchased and planted a tree and made a bench
  • March 2022: Crews from Solano and Sacramento centers provided COVID-19 support at the CalOES Northern Warehouse in Dixon
  • December 2021: CCC Placer Center provided winter support to communities hit by the River Fire, assisting with snow removal as they were hit with record snow fall in resulting in power outages and road closures
  • Erosion Control 2020-21: over the last two years CCC has worked 49,000 hours providing support for communities hit with wildfires by laying straw wattles, sandbags, etc. to protect the local watershed from any hazardous waste run off
  • 2019: Flood cleanup efforts in Shenandoah, Hamburg and Pacific Junction, Iowa
  • 2018: Hazard tree removal, debris removal and other cleanup and recovery work in Panama City, Florida and surrounding communities following Hurricane Michael
  • 2017: Hurricane clean-up in Texas, Puerto Rico and St. Thomas, where Corpsmembers removed thousands of cubic yards of flood-damaged wallboards and also distributed food door-to-door to 685 families in Puerto Rico
  • Numerous search-and-rescue efforts for missing persons
  • Snow removal from roofs of public buildings
  • Flood cleanup efforts in the city of Baton Rouge in October 2016
  • Logistical support to local food banks and food distribution efforts in numerous communities in the Central Valley in 2009 after freezing winter temperatures followed by severe drought conditions impacted agriculture and those who work in the fields
  • Cleanup and recovery work in Louisiana in 2005 after the state was impacted by Hurricane Katrina then Hurricane Rita weeks later
  • Recovery work following the 1992 Los Angeles riots