"Immediately after the first shock, there was an enormous response and solidarity among the city population of 18 million people. Ordinary citizens organized brigades to help with rescue efforts and to provide food, clothing, and emotional support to the homeless. Untrained, spontaneous volunteers saved 800 people. However, 100 volunteers lost their lives while attempting to save others. This is a high price to pay and is preventable through training."

-Guillermo Julio Soberon and Jaime Sepulveda in response to the 1985 Mexico Earthquake

 

Civilians are first on the scene of a disaster before professional emergency personnel. Their abilities can determine whether their neighbors live or die, and if they do not know what they are doing, they could put themselves and others at risk.

 

Furthermore, restricted access to personal protective equipment, and adequete safety and hazard identification training poses significant risk to our Ready Responders - those who step up and emerge to help out when crisis occurs.

 

Since its founding, World Cares Center has been protecting Ready Responders, and every year, we train and equip volunteers and survivors with safety training and thousands of critical supplies kits. With your help we can protect more Ready Responders and help survivors recover their lives safely. Our volunteers have responded to Guatemala in response to the Volcanic eruption, the Haiti Earthquake, the Nepal Earthquake, Hurricane Irene, Superstorm Sandy, Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico, Hurricane Harvey in Texas and now in North Carolina. Our online trainings are a free global resource.
 
Long after the teams of volunteers come and go, the training, tools and supplies that World Cares Center provides to survivors and community leaders remains as they rebuild their lives and communities.

 

Support us, as we continue to protect, honor, and support our Ready Responders. 

 

Every contribution makes a difference. Thank you for your generous donation!

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