About Us

Our mission is to provide free comprehensive information about disaster recovery, including the insurance claim process, to disaster survivors so they may effectively reestablish their homes, lives and communities.
 
CARe was created in response to the 1994 Northridge Earthquake and devoted its first seven years to helping survivors navigate the often difficult road to recovery. Due to the overwhelming number of claims resulting from the earthquake, we honed our knowledge of the insurance claim process. Since that time, CARe has helped tens of thousands of survivors devastated by a range of natural disasters: from hurricanes in the Southeast and tornadoes in the Midwest, to Southwest wildfires and California firestorms. As a result of our work after the 2007 Southern California wildfires, more than 40 million dollars above policy limits has been reclaimed from reluctant insurers into fire-devastated communities.
 
Why we're needed
Navigating the maze of recovery is an overwhelming task to many survivors. We help ease that burden by educating people so they can help themselves through the process.
 
Our Experience
All CARe volunteers and staff have lost their homes and successfully recovered from fire or earthquake disasters. They've been there and understand the needs of disaster survivors. It is the passion for "paying it forward" that draws survivors back to our organization to help survivors of the next disaster.
 
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Inspirational Quotes

Let me embrace thee, sour adversity, for wise men say it is the wisest course

William Shakespeare, King Henry the Sixth, Part III

Testimonials

Thank you for all that you and CARe have done to help so many of us. As you well know from our own experience, the distress of suddenly losing one's home and possessions is overwhelming and truly changes a person's life. The information and resources you have provided has been a godsend. You and your organization help empower people when they need it most. Thank you very much.

2003 Cedar Fire Survivor, San Diego CA