As a pastor at Glide Church in the Tenderloin, Karen Oliveto gathers a diverse community of San Franciscans every week, from CEOs to drag queens to the homeless population. This experience has made her uniquely qualified to support people in a crisis.
What I would offer:
“We won’t always be able to reach our earthquake kit. We are going to need to trust each other deeply in the days following a major emergency. These relationships are the ones that are going to sustain us and save us.”Gather Supplies
“At Glide, we have a lot of emergency equipment—cots, blankets, food ready to offer. It’s a community center where people can come together and know that they are going to be met with dignity and respect and a home, in the midst of crisis.”Get Connected
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It doesn’t matter if it’s good times or bad times, we all need to eat. It’s a natural fit for chefs to stand up to help (in an emergency).
Community Hub The Embarcadero, 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