San Francisco restaurant mogul Charles Phan knows a thing or two about gathering people—mostly around a steaming bowl of pho. But Charles has lived through his share of disasters, and is prepared to take action in the event of an emergency.
What I would offer:
“In an emergency, you need to have a place to gather—a community center. I don’t have a church to go to, but I have my restaurants.”Gather Supplies
“In the event of a disaster, chefs get together. I do a lot of charity cooking. It’s a way to give back. And I know how to cook for large numbers of people.”Get Connected
Similar to Charles
My experience has given me insight into my role in a disaster. I’m trained to be present with people in the midst of a crisis. To help them connect with others.
Community Hub The Tenderloin, San Francisco
I totally was surprised that I had connectivity right after the earthquake. I immediately tweeted, Facebook posted, and texted my fiancé.
Disaster Survivor Tokyo, Japan
My coworker and I created an email thread with everyone from the office. They responded to the email or text so we could track where everyone was.
Disaster Survivor New York City