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Community Emergency Response Volunteers of the Monterey Peninsula


To support local CERT programs, build public awareness about emergency preparedness, and promote the community's capacity to respond to natural and man-made disasters and emergencies.

The Big Idea

CERV is one of 24 community-based organizations selected for the statewide Listos (Ready) California emergency preparedness campaign. That means empowering Californians with information and resources they need to be prepared for a range of emergencies, from wildfires and earthquakes to shelter-in-place orders and power outages. CERV works closely with 15 nonprofit organizations that serve the county’s most vulnerable residents, supporting people most at-risk who need to know how to plan and respond. That included all ages, language groups, people with disabilities and people who face significant socioeconomic challenges and also need tools to be prepared for disasters.

The day-to-day struggles of raising a child with special needs, putting food on the table, and working long hours for low pay leave little time for advance planning. The Community Emergency Response Volunteers of the Monterey Peninsula have allowed us to develop tailored messaging and innovative educational approaches that work with our population -- especially those who live in remote areas and for whom English is not their primary language.

- Laura Camberos

We’re In This Together

Nonprofits are more important that ever in this trying time. Monterey County Gives! was created to support the local nonprofit community's Big Ideas (and programs). And thanks to your participation and generosity, Monterey County Gives! raised over $7.8 million for 162 local nonprofits in 2020.

MCGives! has now raised and contributed over $35 million dollars since its inception ten years ago. That’s astounding. And wonderful. Thank you to all our Partners, Sponsors, nonprofit Board Directors, staff and volunteers — and each of our 7,578 donors. We did it, together.

The 2021 Campaign begins November 11.

APPLY FOR Monterey County Gives!

The 2021 Monterey County Gives! RFP (for applying nonprofits) is due by midnight July 31st. Monterey County Gives! 2021 campaign kicks off in early November.