CADRE (Collaborating Agencies' Disaster Relief Effort) is a leading network of organizations that provide community services that are essential in times of disaster.

CADRE coordinates organizational preparedness planning in non-disaster times and activates to respond and provide essential services during and after a disaster.

CADRE works closely with Santa Clara County's emergency management community to build disaster resilience among service organizations through communication, coordination and preparedness training.

CADRE is the official local Voluntary Agencies Active in Disaster (VOAD) for Santa Clara County under Northern California's State VOAD. Read More >

Events & Announcements


CADRE 2016



CADRE network has been activated at the request of the Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety to support victims of the recent fire at the Twin Pines Manor Apartments

Click here to go to activation page for updated information



Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety 

NR DPS ~ Fire Twin Pines Manor Apts press release

GoFundMe campaign - Donate online to Twin Pines Manor Apts Fire Victims 

Cash donations received through this campaign will be administered by the City of Sunnyvale and dispersed directly to the families through Sunnyvale Community Services.

These donations will support the emergency services provided by the American Red Cross for temporary housing and personal needs. Donate online at RedCross.org; Select Donate Funds - Disaster Relief - Dedicate the gift in honor of "Twin Pines Manor Apartments Sunnyvale"

Media Contact: Captain Shawn Ahearn  




Annual Disaster Preparedness Conference

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

9am to 3pm

NASA Ames Conference Center

Moffett Field, CA 94035



Agency Emergency Planning Assistance

CADRE is pleased to announce that FREE planning assistance is now available to a limited number of CADRE member organizations -- Community-based Organizations (CBOs) and Faith-based Organizations (FBOs).

NOW AVAILABLE (thru June 30th, 2016)


This program is designed to help CBOs and FBOs with their own organization’s emergency planning and disaster preparedness efforts.

Agencies selected will be contacted by CADRE staff to assess:

  • Where your agency currently stands with disaster and emergency planning for your organization
  • What help or assistance is needed or desired
  • Who is available from your agency to work with CADRE staff and your local City emergency manager


Open and save electronic form to complete and submit here: 

AEP Planning Assistance form

You may need a recent  version of Adobe Reader to complete this from electronically to then submit - here is the Adobe logo link to the free download





The 2015 Great California SHAKEOUT

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Countdown to SHAKEOUT for Organizations  


When the Earth Shakes animated Video 


Millions of people worldwide practiced how to Drop, Cover, and Hold On at 10:15 a.m. on October 15th* during Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drills, which began in California in 2008.  




Red Cross Mobile Apps

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This publication is supported by Award No. 2010-0006, awarded by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Office of Grants and Training ( G&T). The opinions, findings and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this publication/program/exhibition are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Homeland Security.