CARD is a nonprofit agency, based in Oakland California. We were created by local nonprofit agencies to address the preparedness and response needs of service providers — whose consumers are among the most vulnerable people in any community.
The 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake demonstrated what is now familiar: that despite great effort and billions of dollars invested, traditional disaster response agencies simply cannot address all of the emergency preparedness, planning and response needs of our increasingly diverse society.
NEWS and EVENTS
Ana-Marie Jones inducted into Hall of Fame!
Ana-Marie Jones was inducted into The International Network of Women In Emergency Management's Hall of Fame
FEMA recognized CARD!
CARD's Executive Director, Ana-Marie Jones, has been recognized in FEMA's May 2013 publication "Toward More Resilient Futures: Putting Foresight Into Practice". We are honored to be recognized by FEMA and proud to be bringing our fear-free preparedness message to a national level.
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CARD is excited to participate in the 100 Resilient Cities Centennial Challenge, generously funded by the Rockefeller Foundation. Ana-Marie Jones will attend the 2-day kickoff conference held at the Presidio, along with participants from the four selected Bay Area cities (Oakland, Alameda, Berkeley, and San Francisco.) Ana-Marie will look to share the community-oriented, alternative approaches to preparedness that have been […]
Learn, Lead, Lift Emergency Preparedness Training – In March, the Oakland Public Library will be hosting emergency preparedness training classes. The classes use CARD-Collaborating Agencies Responding to Disasters’ widely known SKIP Kit (Safety Kept in Place) training which has been adopted by the City of Oakland to engage all residents in becoming prepared for emergencies. […]
Nonprofits and Funders are an AWESOME combination! For centuries, faith agencies and service groups have worked to provide essential services to people in need, often providing the types of support that families normally provided. Whether it’s help with childcare, financial assistance, care when we are sick, protection from threats, eldercare, shelter in a storm, food […]