This spring, CARD is working hard to get 15 iPads donated for use in their training and response efforts. iPads can be used for small and large presentations, brainstorming sessions, workshops, and other valuable work. There are also hundreds of useful apps that CARD staff can use as first responders in emergencies. iPads will also help CARD be a more efficient and connected non-profit.
CARD is a nonprofit agency, based in Oakland California. The agency was 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. In the aftermath of that earthquake, nonprofits and community agencies across the Bay Area came together to address the preparedness, response and recovery needs of their consumers and other vulnerable residents. Together, they formed CARD – Collaborating Agencies Responding to Disasters.
CARD leads and champions the “Use NO Fear” preparedness movement and they actively seek to end the use of fear and threat of disasters as the “motivation” for emergency preparedness. They have embraced a “Prepare to Prosper” curriculum and philosophy. CARD complements traditional disaster response agencies by providing safe, culturally appropriate emergency services programs designed for nonprofits, faith agencies , service providers and the low-income and special needs communities they serve.
CARD’s curriculum, materials and training style were developed in partnership with local agencies; with research from the fields of adult learning, facilitation, advertising and marketing, consumer behavior, disaster psychology and other disciplines; and current technology, events and trends are activity incorporated as appropriate.
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