The mission of Capable Americans Responding Everywhere (C.A.R.E.) is to expeditiously provide life-saving and life-sustaining training, humanitarian assistance and disaster response in support of individuals and communities in need.
After Hurricane Maria, we worked through the night to support an isolated community in Utuado, Puerto Rico which had been completely cut off when their bridge was destroyed. We delivered life saving supplies and training, then arranged for the delivery of medications.
In addition to helping individual citizens and communities, we also work with Non-Governmental Organizations like Red Cross, and Government Agencies like FEMA, to ensure that field teams are adequately prepared for the survival and medical challenges that they are about to face.
We work with schools including Deerfield Academy, Denver Green School and Yale to help make students and faculty safer. We present survival and medical training, and we also cover topics including school shooter realities. There were more than 140 school shootings in 2021 across the U.S.
When we responded to Hurricane Harvey in Refugio County, Texas, we established a community medical aid station and addressed emergencies including snakebite, heat stroke and chainsaw laceration. We worked with the local Fire Chief and a team of State Troopers to address local needs.
We are a 501(c)3 Nonprofit Corporation in Good Standing with the State of Colorado.
If you are interested in volunteering, please send us a message! In addition to rescuers and instructors who will deploy to disaster zones, we also need volunteers with support abilities including communications, fundraising, equipment preparation and more.