May 1-7 is Hurricane Preparedness Week! National Hurricane Preparedness Week is a week-long nationwide effort in the first or second week of May. Hurricanes - called cyclones or typhoons in the Pacific - are dangerous and can cause major damage from storm surge, wind damage, rip currents, flooding and more. They can happen along any U.S. coast or in any territory in the Atlantic or Pacific oceans. Please take a look below at the free resources available to help you get ready.
We continue to help the people of Ukraine by working with boots on the ground groups in the US and in Ukraine. We are collecting and shipping urgently needed humanitarian supplies, providing volunteer training, and supplying workbooks to help children heal.
According to the UN Children’s Fund, “The grinding conflict in eastern Ukraine is increasingly affecting the mental health of boys and girls, causing nightmares, social isolation and panic attacks.” With two decades of experience working in disaster impacted communities, World Cares Center (WCC) and its team of subject matter experts in the area of emotional resilience, mental health, and art therapy are creating a guidebook for caregivers paired with a coloring book for children from Preschool to 11 years old, and a guided journal for young adults 11+. WCC first published and distributed healing coloring books during the 9-11-2001 relief effort. The coloring books were subsequently translated into several languages to help child survivors manage their trauma and grief.
To learn more about all our Ukraine Relief Efforts visit here. These efforts happen on a shoestring budget and every penny counts. You can make a donation here.
We are so thrilled at the response to the first ever fully collaborative Disaster Volunteer Credential program. Disasters have increased in frequency and in severity, and we are faced with compound issues and a rising number of constituents in need. Our organizations are also tasked with finding new ways to serve while keeping everyone safe. How do we tackle such a mounting challenge while remaining resilient and healthy ourselves? The answer is true collaboration and partnership between disaster response organizations built on a very clear understanding of how we can complement each other's mission.
World Cares Center has been training disaster volunteers for two decades. It is now time to tackle the larger issue of a common disaster volunteer credential. Smaller organizations and leaders must band together and take advantage of what we have built to reduce the burden on our fellow local leaders while ensuring disaster volunteers are kept safe. This credentialing program is for your staff and your volunteers. The program is free of charge. If you are interested in becoming an advisory board member or having your team trained please contact us here .
Please continue reading below for more information on our daily training and programming and do not hesitate to connect with us.