Your support has a direct impact on the City’s resiliency.
Heartbreaking natural and unnatural disasters over the past few months have shaken thousands of families here in the United States, North State, and in Puerto Rico. While there are things that are beyond our control, it doesn’t mean that we can’t be prepared.
As most of you know, SF CARD (San Francisco Community Agencies Responding to Disaster) connects nonprofit, faith-based and private organizations with the network and knowledge they need to continue providing critical services after a disaster. We help organizations prepare for emergencies as small as a one-alarm fire and as large as a massive disaster wreaking havoc across the region. SF CARD’s function is threefold: Preparedness, Response, and Recovery.
In light of what is going on not only in California but across America and throughout the world, we feel being prepared is the best thing we can do for our family and community. In an effort to keep SF CARD going strong, we’re contacting you to help us achieve this years fundraising goal of $6,000.
You may be asking yourself, “how will my donation impact Bay Area residents?” Well, I’m happy you asked because over the next 12 months, SF CARD will directly:
- Empower critical social service providers by helping them write their emergency plans and continuity plans. What does that mean? We will give them step-by-step guidance throughout the year in figuring out how they will keep functioning when they will not have water, power, or a regular space to operate. Organizations include: Jewish Families and Children’s Services (JFCS), Tenderloin Housing Development Corporation (TNDC) , SF-Marin Food Bank, and St. Anthony Foundation, etc. We help to keep the San Francisco Bay Area’s safety-net working after a major disaster.
- In multiple neighborhoods in San Francisco, SF CARD will conduct free personal preparedness trainings to anyone interested in attending. In addition to general preparedness guidance, information on caring for your pets and children/toddlers/newborns will be included in each training session.
- Administer the San Francisco Voluntary Organizations Active in a Disaster (SF VOAD) city-wide response program. Why is that important? Our endeavor is to ensure that social service agencies such as the Salvation Army, the American Red Cross, San Francisco Department of Public Health, Department of Emergency Management, and Jewish Family and Children’s Services coordinate their disaster response efforts quickly and efficiently after a large earthquake, a multi-structure fire, heat wave, or another disaster.
To kickoff 2018, we will offer a 2-hour personal preparedness training to anyone interested in attending on Wednesday, January 10th at the Castro Country Club at 9:00AM and another training will be delivered at 3:00PM.
Please note your donations go directly to supporting these types trainings, which are offered for free to seniors, people with disabilities, and low-income families.
Please look for adverts from us for other trainings to be held. The trainings will be conducted from January to June 25th, 2018 and will be offered in neighborhood throughout San Francisco and at multiple times.Thank you for your time and we appreciate any assistance you can provide!Benjamin Franklin said, “By failing to prepare you are preparing to fail”.Help us ensure that when a disaster hits the Bay Area, we are prepared to respond and recover together.