CARD - Collaborating Agencies Responding to Disasters
CARD - Collaborating Agencies Responding to Disasters) makes emergency preparedness and disaster response fast, fun, easy, and accessible for nonprofits and community service providers.
Beyond the unique and essential support to our most vulnerable residents, nonprofits and community service providers play an important role in our economy. They are key to any community being able to fully recover from the impacts of a disaster.
With easy training, agencies can respond quickly and confidently to keep their clients, staff and volunteers safe. Without training, many agencies live with unnecessary stress and anxiety.
CARD helps local government agencies address their special needs preparedness issues.
CARD is the result of hundreds of nonprofits and community service providers coming together after the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake and the 1991 Oakland Hills Firestorm. Rather than hundreds of agencies each trying to maintain their own disaster preparedness programs, CARD unites, cultivates standards of preparedness and provides ongoing training and support to hundreds of agencies in the County.
CARD maintains a seat in the Alameda County Emergency Operations Center (EOC) and serves as a liaison for nonprofits and faith agencies before, during and after disasters.
CARD does not use fear or threat-based messages to motivate action. CARD's philosophy is: Prepare to Prosper!