Our mission is to reduce the harm, suffering, and loss caused by disasters through the empowerment of underserved, at-risk communities to prevent everyday accidents and react as educated and skilled ready responders when disasters occur.

With the passing of 9/11 Responder Luis Alvarez  we are sadly reminded just how critical our mission and programs are. World Cares Center has been at the forefront of training and protecting Ready Responders since September 11, 2001. WCC has a small team that makes a big difference through our volunteers so that every dollar contributed touches the lives of those we serve.

With your support we can expand our services. Currently our annual outcomes include:

  • Training thousands of  community members in disaster readiness/preparation in the classroom and online
  • Improving the strategic planning, integration, coordination and communication efforts of local leaders and agencies around community-led emergency response;
  • Providing hands-on experience/training for hundreds of community leaders and their constituents  in disaster preparation response through simulation events;
  • Preparing participants in using proven disaster response tools such as Volunteer Reception Centers and a Virtual Emergency Operations Center (WCC’s Ready Responders Network); and
  • Providing After Action Reports highlighting knowledge gained after training and areas that need improvement before disaster strike.
  • When disaster strike WCC is there standing behind local leaders providing just in time training coordinative support, need equipment and more

In addition to monetary donations, WCC regularly welcomes donations of the following items:

  • Laptops and tablets
  • Gallon size Ziplock bags
  • NIOSH-approved N-95 respirators
  • Latex gloves
  • Vented goggles
  • Coverall Tyvek suits
  • Sheetrock knives

On the basis of emerging disasters, we will provide updates on specific needs as they arise. 

You may hand deliver donated items during business hours or mail items to our office:

World Cares Center
520 8th Avenue
Suite 201B
New York, NY 10018