Southern California Preparedness Foundation

The Southern California Preparedness Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation, organized to promote and support disaster awareness, education, and preparedness via community events, public forums, focused programs, and targeted outreach.

Programs and events we sponsor

Annual Valley Disaster Preparedness Fair

The free annual Valley Disaster Preparedness Fair is a joint Whole Community event to help bring awareness to being better prepared for emergencies and disasters. The 11th annual Fair will be held on Saturday, September 29, 2018 at the Northridge Fashion Center's Pacific Theater's parking lot. See website for more information:

Map Your Neighborhood (MYN)

A free and easy 9-step neighborhood response plan taught by community volunteers in about three hours to you and your immediate neighbors. MYN is a bridge between individual preparedness and programs like CERT. MYN saves lives, reduces the severity of injuries and trauma, and reduces property damage. Working together as a team and contributing as an individual develops stronger communities and improves the quality of life in the community. MYN has a proven track record implemented in 42 states and worldwide. This short article published in the April 2013 issue of Granada Hills Life provides more details about the program. For more information, or to request a training session, email

CERT-LACommunity Emergency Response Team (CERT)

The CERT program is an all-risk, all-hazard training. This valuable course is designed to help you protect yourself, your family, your neighbors, and your neighborhood in an emergency situation. CERT members receive 17 1/2 hours of initial training. CERT training is provided free of charge within the city of Los Angeles by the Los Angeles Fire Department. How valuable is the CERT program? For more information about the CERT program:

Emergency and Disaster Preparedness Handouts

We have assembled a selection of one-and two-page handouts, each containing valuable preparedness information, that you may download, print, and distribute. These lists are guidelines and suggestions only, must not be construed as a final word on anything, and cannot possibly cover every eventuality. It is up to you to determine their suitability for your purposes. They are provided here as information only.

If you have any questions, please contact us at

Web resources

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Preparation is key!

Remember, when a disaster strikes, the time for preparation has ended. So, don't procrastinate preparation! We're a nonprofit corporation, and we want to help you be ready.

For further information, e-mail us at

Ways you can support the Foundation

Reasons to donate:

  • Your donation is tax deductible because we are a 501(c)(3) corporation. (Everyone's tax situation is different, so please consult your tax advisor.)
  • Our organization consists solely of dedicated volunteers who receive no compensation for their work.
  • For each dollar invested in preparedness, there is a $4 to $40 savings in response and recovery.
  • Preparation saves lives, reduces severity of injuries, and reduces property damage.
  • We do not pay professional fundraisers.

Ways to donate:

Donate via PayPal

Make a direct contribution via PayPal (credit or debit card, or your PayPal account) by clicking the Donate button below:


If you have a PayPal account, you may contribute via PayPal's Giving Fund, and we will receive 100% of your contribution.

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Donate your unused gift cards online

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Donate via check

Write a check to Southern California Preparedness Foundation and mail it to:

Southern California Preparedness Foundation
19300 Rinaldi Street, Unit 7333
Northridge, CA 91327-8818

Thank you!

Thank you for supporting the Southern California Preparedness Foundation! All contributions are gratefully appreciated.

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