The Satellite CARES (Community Aid Relief EffortS) program is a partnership between the SBCA Foundation and Information Technology Disaster Resource Center ITDRC. The goal of the partnership with ITDRC is to assist communities affected by large scale natural disasters like flooding, wildfires, hurricanes, and tornadoes.
Satellite CARES disaster resource requests are received, validated, and coordinated through ITDRC's National Disaster Relief Coordination Center (NDRCC) and assigned to a partner member in the local region. ITDRC is a non-profit organization which operates nationwide to assist communities recovering from disaster by providing emergency communications and technology resources. Technology professionals from many disciplines volunteer to provide assistance and education, both in helping communities recover from disasters and in making them more resilient against future events. SBCA Member technicians will now play a vital part in helping disaster-affected areas by repairing damaged satellite broadcasting equipment and installing temporary programming and Internet connectivity in shelters/disaster relief centers to help reconnect the community.
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