Center for Disaster Response, Inc. (Redwood City, CA)


  • Name:Karrie Allen
  • Title:President

Organization Address

  • Organization Name:Center for Disaster Response, Inc.
  • Address:PO Box 3136
    Redwood City, CA 94064
    United States

Organization Phone

  • Main phone:650-207-9440

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User Phone

  • Mobile phone:650-207-9440

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  • Mission:
  • The Center for Disaster Response, a 501c3 non-profit, is dedicated to building and supporting a unifying network of organizations, businesses, government agencies, animal industry, volunteers and individuals that supports the prevention, preparedness, response, and recovery of disasters and emergencies.

    Our mission is to coordinate, educate and train volunteers and professionals to prepare for and respond to natural and manmade disasters. We are comitted to "Helping Animals and their owners in Engencies & Disasters".

    We helps communities develop trained Disaster Animal Response Teams that are the local resources, provide emergency response services and supportive care for pets and farm animals during disasters or emergencies that require local emergency assistance.

    Our goal is to provide
    1. "Low Cost" or "No Cost" Professional Standardized Training
    2. Training Volunteers in Animal Response
    3. Disaster Animal Response Teams
    4. Consulting in Disaster Planning

  • History:
  • In November of 2009 the Center for Disaster Response Inc was formed to help Animals in Emergiencies & Disasters by providing training and education to first responder (Fire Service, Search & Rescue, Animal Control, and Volunteers) in prevention, preparedness, response, and recover of animal in disasters and emergencies.

    Every year, fires, hurricanes, tornadoes, hazardous-materials incidents, floods, earthquakes and other disasters threaten the animals who are so important to our lives. After a disaster, everyone wants to help. The Center for Disaster Response Inc. will help those who are part of the CDR-ART or any County Animal Response Teams (CART) to become TRAINED and REGISTERED.

    Animal Emergency Response is About PEOPLE!
     Getting people to RESPOND to evacuation requests
     Serving as a resource for local emergency response
     Coordinating with response partners to eliminate duplication of effort and assuring efficiency
     Understand the Animal – Owner Relationship
    o Parent to child
    o To most animals, we’re part of the herd or pack
    o Emotional and Financial
    o 83% of animal owners will jump in with their animal to rescue it!

    Components of Animal Emergency Response
     Evacuation (sometimes called Search & Rescue)
    o Companion animal
    o Equine & Livestock (Large Animal)
     Sheltering
    o Large animal
    o Companion animal
     Veterinary support
    o Public health
    o Natural disaster
    o Emergency response service animals

    Animals in Disasters Challenges and Considerations
     With few exceptions, the animal industry is not networked with, nor works in conjunction with local, state, or federal law enforcement or emergency management.
    o For example, in regards to Hurricane Katrina, no official or formal request was ever made via the Emergency Management Assistance Compact (EMAC) system (from LA or MS) for animal care and control assistance. Hundreds of willing, able and qualified animal professionals could not deploy.
     Most jurisdictions do not or did not have a plan in place to deal with animal issues.
     Emergency planners must plan for people and their animals by networking with local animal care and control and animal industry professionals. Consideration should be given to the growing national trend of establishing pet shelters in close proximity to people shelters.
     When you help animals - you help people and contribute positively to the response effort.
     Successful evacuation operations equate to recovery operations that can start sooner and be more efficient. Resources can be directed to recovery instead of search and rescue.

    CDR offer training opportunities for volunteers in temporary shelter planning and operations, animal care, documentation/identification procedures, radio operations, hazardous material awareness, disaster psychology, disease and biosecurity awareness, and animal (both large and small) evacuation. Various skill levels will be established and attained depending on the interests of the volunteer. Training and cross-training will continue with other agencies and organizations as part of our training curriculum so that we can become familiar with their operating protocols and our members can stay abreast of the latest evacuation/rescue techniques. We leave nothing to chance and no member will go out on an evacuation alone and/or without first having the proper training and confidence to handle the situation.

  • Year established:2009
  • Endowment:Unknown


  • Executive / Trustee board size:5
  • Advisory board size:5
  • Staff size:9

Board and Executive Names

  • Board Members / Trustees:
  • Karrie Allen, President/Chairman
    Dave Naumann, Secretary/Boardmember
    Maryanna Bowers, Treasure/Bordmember
    Lou Harvey, Boardmember/Regional Coordinator

  • Executive Director / President:
  • Karrie Allen, President/Chairman

Staff Names

  • Key Staff:
  • Dave Naumann, Secretary/Boardmember
    Maryanna Bowers, Treasure/Bordmember
    Lou Harvey, Boardmember/Regional Coordinator
    Sarah Filice, Boardmember


  • Organization type:Grantseeker
  • Country of registration:United States
  • Tax Determination Letter:Received Determination Letter
  • IRS Section:501(c)(3)
  • IRS Subsection:None
  • Tax ID:27-1377029

IRS Business Master File Information

  • EIN:271377029
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  • Organization Address:6440 FM 561
  • Organization City:SIMMS
  • Organization State:TX
  • Organization Zip:75574-4609
  • Group Exemption Number:0000
  • Subsection Code:03
  • Classification Code(s):2
  • Subsection/Classification Desc.:Educational Organization
  • Affiliation Code:3
  • Ruling Date:May, 2010
  • Deductibility Code:1
  • Foundation Code:15
  • Foundation Code Desc.:Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public 170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
  • Activity Code(s):
  • Activity Code Desc.(s):
  • Organization Code:1 (Corporation)
  • Exempt Org. Status Code:01 (Unconditional Exemption)
  • Tax Period:December, 2015
  • Filing Requirement Category:02 (990 - Required to file Form 990-N - Income less than $25,000 per year)
  • Accounting Period:December
  • NTEE Code:M20
  • Asset Amount:$0
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  • Income Amount:$0
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  • 990 Revenue Amount:$0
  • Last Updated:2/22/2018 7:04:52 am

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