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13th Annual Iron Skillet Cook-Off

It’s October again, which means it’s time for World Cares Center’s 13th Annual Iron Skillet Cook-Off where we raise a glass to our Everyday Heroes. This year we honor Josh Lockwood of the American Red Cross, Rebecca Ellington, a veteran WCC volunteer, Jill Cornell of the Brooklyn Long Term Recovery Group and Michael Boulis, Assistant Professor of Engineering at New York City College of Technology. Each has been recommended to WCC for their extraordinary service to those in need.

There is still time to sponsor one of our five firehouse teams as they battle it out against some of the most respected celebrity chefs that New York City has to offer. Marcus Gleadow-Ware of Aureole, Marco Moreira of Tocqueville, Cesare de Chellis of Blu, Jehangir Mehta of Graffiti and Bill Brasile of Minetta Tavern, are lined up to compete at this year’s event. You can also help us by donating items to our silent auction. Please contact Laura Pettinato at lpettinato@worldcares.org


Hurricane Sandy Relief Efforts:

As of June 2014 World Cares Center has trained over 18,833 volunteers (of which 4,374 are youths and 838 are Seniors). We also delivered over 20,000 emergency supplies & reclaimed the homes of more than 1,400 New Yorkers!

World Cares Center operates Volunteer Coordination and Resiliency Centers (VCRCs) on Staten Island, Far Rockaways, and Queens and in Brooklyn. These sites are supported by our headquarters team located in Midtown Manhattan where we serve all five boroughs and beyond. Please contact us to volunteer or to request help.


Training Everyday:

WCC teaches youth, seniors, and citizens to act as effective ready responders, trains local and faith-based leaders to emerge as disaster managers, and works with emergency managers to formulate contingency plans and coordinate community-wide response efforts. Please Email training@worldcares.org or call us for our training schedule or request a training.


A Quick Video About Us:

World Cares Center (WCC) mission is to empower communities and their neighbors through disaster response training, support and coordination. By preparing the community to respond together, we alleviate suffering in marginalized populations while reducing the injuries, deaths, and harmful elements of emergency situations. Resulting from these initiatives are strong, resilient communities capable of helping each other safely during crisis and disaster response, as well as confident individuals who possess the tools to keep themselves and their family safe by reducing the risks of hazards around them.

World Cares Center (WCC) alleviates suffering in marginalized populations while reducing the injuries, deaths, and harmful elements of emergency situations.

WCC teaches youth, seniors, and citizens to act as effective ready responders, trains local and faith-based leaders to emerge as disaster managers, and works with emergency managers to formulate contingency plans and coordinate community-wide response efforts.

Resulting from these initiatives are strong, resilient communities capable of helping each other safely during crisis and disaster response, as well as confident individuals who possess the tools to keep themselves and their family safe by reducing the risks of hazards around them.

 

 

Upcoming Training

Training Tuesdays presented at World Cares Centers Offices in Manhattan!

10/21/2014 - 6:00pm
10/28/2014 - 6:00pm
11/04/2014 - 6:00pm

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