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Neighbor helping Neighbor, we know that you are a critical part of a communities response and recovery. We all have to do our part and World Cares Center is here to make sure we stay safe while doing so.

From 9-11-2001 to the Haitian Earthquake to Superstorm Sandy and every disaster in between, World Cares Center stands behind and beside local volunteers by providing training, personal protective gear, and coordinative support as we together help survivors recover.

What is the impact? In response to SuperStorm Sandy World Cares Center managed three volunteer centers in Far Rockaway, Brooklyn, and Staten Island training and coordinating 22,950 volunteers who mucked gutted and prepared 1400 homes for rebuild, Injuries -0-. Our work continues and your support is critical.

World Cares Center provides critical disaster response safety training and protective equipment to citizen volunteers through World Cares Center’s Disaster Volunteerism Safety Series.

Since Superstorm Sandy WCC has trained over 22,950 volunteers who have prepared 1,400 homes for rebuild and delivered over $45,000 in relief supplies to affected residents.

World Cares Center empowers youth as Ready Responders while teaching them valuable lifesaving lessons on Hazard Prevention. Youth in Action instills the values of volunteerism at a young age while promoting community service, which is a crucial component to their long-term resiliency.

World Cares Center’s Leading and Managing training prepares local leaders to coordinate their constituents in the event of a crisis. WCC works with grassroots groups, senior centers, faith and community-based organizations, and municipalities to develop disaster response plans that extend services to help when disasters strike.

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A fully incorporated 501(c) (3) organization, World Cares Center is a public charity, and as such, all donations are tax deductible. Please consult your tax advisor for the tax deductibility regarding your donation.

Fast Facts

Disaster Volunteerism
  • NIOSH confirms that exposure to World Trade Center dust and debris can cause cancer.
  • More than 2,500 New York police, firefighters, ambulance and sanitation workers at Ground Zero now have cancer.
  • 439 carbon monoxide exposures were reported to poison control centers in 12 states in the week following Superstorm Sandy.
  • Training combined with Personal Protective Equipment saves Responders lives.
Leading & Managing
  • Disasters happen to Community Leaders, not around them.
  • Community Leaders are among the first to respond when disasters strike.
  • In times of disaster, people rely on faith-based and community-based leaders as disaster managers.
  • A community with a pool of highly skilled volunteers is better able to respond to emergencies.
Youth In Action
  • 1 in 9 children ages 5-14 are left home alone.
  • The leading cause of fire deaths for children under the age of 5 is playing with matches, lighters, and other open flame devices.
  • In times of disaster, people rely on faith-based and community-based leaders as disaster managers.
  • New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut have no laws stipulating at what age a child can be left home alone.


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