Children’s Disaster Services sends team to aid evacuees in northern California




A CDS volunteer works with children in Albany, Ga., during a recent response

A CDS volunteer works with children in Albany, Ga., during a recent response

A team of eight volunteers with Children’s Disaster Services (CDS) are serving in Oroville, Calif., at the request of the American Red Cross. The team is offering child care for families affected by the evacuation of the area under threat from the emergency at the Oroville Dam.

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The CDS team started yesterday, reported CDS associate director Kathy Fry-Miller. “Mandatory evacuation is lifted, but there are still hundreds of people in shelters,” she said by e-mail. More rain is expected early next week, and evacuations may resume if the situation at the dam worsens again in upcoming days.

Earlier, Fry-Miller had shared an e-mail to the team members reporting that “shelter numbers are down to the hundreds instead of the thousands.... And, of course, those numbers could grow again rapidly with the upcoming storm situation.”

The project manager for the team is Douetta (Douey) Davis. For more information about the ministry of CDS go to www.brethren.org/cds .

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