Thank you for supporting our campaign!
Since the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake, CARD has championed making emergency readiness and disaster response a positive, accessible, and empowering experience for the people who need it most. As disasters have grown more complex, politicized, and scary; we've worked to make preparedness easier, more beneficial, and decidedly fear-free.
We have glowing evaluations, multiple awards, accolades, and REAL EMERGENCY successes, but we've still faced steep cuts in our government funding, so we are turning to you - because ANY further cuts to our small team will be felt in the nonprofit community we serve. Here are a few ways you can help:
(1) Support this GoFundMe campaign! With crowd funding campaigns more people give IF they see their friends giving and posting. Ways that you can support this campaign include:
- Donations of ANY size, even sent anonymously, will be a great help. The GoFundMe site makes it easy.
- Posts on social media - sharing what YOU value about our services. Using the hashtags #GoFearFree and #CARDcanhelp would be great.
- Emails to friends introducing them to CARD's alternative approach. Most people simply don't know that preparedness can be fast, fun, easy, AND fear-free.
(2) Invest in a CARD class, webinar, or consultation . You can choose the topic, or we have suggestions.
(3) Purchase items from CARD: shop our Zazzle Store , get CARD's ebook "Words of Wisdom to Push, Promote, and Empower Preparedness" , purchase "Rich Board, Poor Board" by Caryl Hallberg. (Please shop at http://smile.amazon.com and specify CARD as the nonprofit you are supporting).
(4) Need disaster supplies for your business? Just send us an email with your contact information to: "EmergencySupplies@CARDcanhelp.org" and our supply partner will be happy to serve you.
(5) If you have a minimum of 25 devices with internet access, please check out the mobile management services from our partners at VisageMobile . Even their free service, VisagePulse, is pretty remarkable. Sign up using CARD's link , and CARD will benefit.
(6) Create a matching gift. We already have a partner willing to seek matches. We simply need the visionary leader to start the fund.
If you have people in your circle who do not yet understand the damage caused by relentless fear-based messaging, please share this paper with them, have them listen to this radio broadcast , or read this article .
In our "Prepare to Prosper!" model, readiness is a loving, empowering, and beautiful pursuit - without "disasters" as the engine driving the actions.
Thank you for supporting CARD, and for helping ALL people to have access to the preparedness that they need.
With much appreciation,
- Almadelia Carmona
- Stephen Baruch
- Thor Poulsen
- Michael Fernandez-Melone