CARD – Collaborating Agencies Responding to Disasters – is an idea created after the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake near Santa Cruz, California. An unusually high degree of media attention highlighted the impact of the disaster on people with needs not included in general preparedness plans. Multiple Bay Area agencies came together to pursue a solution, which took the form of a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping community groups that were already serving special needs populations.
Unfortunately, in late 2015, CARD had to close its doors as funding moved elsewhere. Until someone takes up this role again, this site can serve to help spread the CARD message of fear-free preparedness and to provide access to the tools and resources CARD created.
Take whatever you like, but please keep in mind the CARD philosophy of embracing positive preparedness without fear!