WORLD CARES CENTER INC

Honoring, Protecting and Supporting Ready Responders

aka World Cares Center Inc.   |   New York, NY   |  www.worldcares.org

Mission

World Cares Center’s 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. WCC believes that resiliency is best promoted when all facets of communities are prepared to respond to disasters together to mitigate their inherent risks, thereby reducing human and economic loss and suffering.

Ruling year info

2002

President

Ms. Lisa Orloff

Main address

520 8th avenue Suite 201B

New York, NY 10018 USA

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Formerly known as

September Space

EIN

41-2024802

NTEE code info

Youth Development Programs (O50)

Safety Education (M40)

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Our programs

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Training In the Classroom, in the Field, and Online

World Cares Center provides ongoing safety and disaster response training to individuals, groups and local governments as well as faith-based groups from the tri-state area deploying to assist in recovery efforts in areas devastated during the 2017 and 2018 hurricane seasons. Lessons range from comprehensive flood safety and response such as mucking and gutting operations and including emotional resiliency to support the mental and emotional well being of both disaster volunteers and survivors. All lessons learned are sustainable and replicable and can be applied in the event of major and minor disasters and/or crises.

In addition, the organization also hosts its trainings on the Disaster Volunteerism Academy (DVA), a free and accessible learning management system that delivers the same classroom information to participants through the worldwide web.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Young adults

While resources and interest peak at times of disaster, the work necessary to maintain connections, relationships, and skills suffers from a high rate of attrition. Such attrition causes our community to relearn its lessons and to start fresh after each disaster with only a few seasoned responders stretched beyond capacity. Why World Cares Center? We have proven our sustainability and have developed a platform that is inclusive of the entire ecosystem accessible at a no cost or low cost membership based on annual budget. We work with emergency managers, field experts and technologists to develop a system that marries ICS with functionality and practicality.
Emergency Operation Centers (EOC) are the nucleus of disaster response coordination. Governments communicate and share resources with other governments and traditional partners through this. However grassroots groups have not been included in this network. It is both time and cost prohibitive for smaller groups to invest in an independent EOC which would not facilitate communication with other local groups.

WCC has redesigned its ReadyResponders Network (RRN) as an Emergency Operations Center for grassroots group to manage their community response and coordinate with each other. Too often we have heard one group plead for a resource that another group has an abundance of only blocks away. So many groups are willing to contribute if they were only connected. From water, to volunteers, to opening the doors of their soup kitchens, the ReadyResponders Network is developed specifically for grassroots groups to share information and connect to resources.

Population(s) Served
Adults

The RRN BOG is a unique physical disaster simulation that provides citizens as well as local and grassroots leaders of imperiled communities to come together to practice disaster response skills, leadership roles, and collaboration with experienced agencies and municipalities. The exercise is a first of its kind, designed for citizens and underserved at risk communities to strengthen their response and recovery efforts. WCC successfully launched the development and implementation of the first RNN BOG in May 2018.

Population(s) Served
Adults

From 9/11/2001, Hurricane Katrina, the Haitian Earthquake, Hurricane Irene, Superstorm Sandy, and most recently, hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria, WCC deploys to support local community response and to deliver hazard identification and disaster response training to voluntary organizations active in disaster and faith-based groups. In addition, WCC regularly equips responding volunteers with personal protective equipment to ensure that they keep safe in their efforts.

Population(s) Served
Adults

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Goals & Strategy

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1. To empower local leaders by assisting them to develop disaster response plans and build capacity from with in their organizations and communities
2. To ensure the safety and wellbeing of those that seek to help others through disaster volunteer service through training and the provision of Person Protective Equipment
3. To reduce attrition of the response community through engagement in the Ready Responders Network

1. To continue to engage subject matter expert partners ensuring the World Cares Center training is the highest quality
2. Continue outreach and delivery of programs
3. Implement annual drills and exercises to maintain a level of readiness

1. Outreach into communities
2. Training of multiple levels of responders
3. Support through coordination of volunteers and the management of volunteer reception centers

To date World Cares Center has trained and served over 100,000 individuals in 27 states and four countries

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WORLD CARES CENTER INC

Board of directors
as of 11/2/2021
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Board chair

Ms. Lisa Orloff

John Trottman

Fort Meade Fire Department

Ana Raynes

Simplified Impact

Matt Begert

United States Marine Corps.

David Fischer

Loeb & Loeb

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes