WHAT WE DO
Defy:Disaster is committed to supporting people during all phases of the disaster cycle, including preparedness. The time to prepare you and your family for emergencies is now. Make a plan, prepare a kit, and familiarize yourself with available resources.
During or immediately following a disaster, Defy:Disaster mobilizes to provide funding and vital services to save lives and prevent further property damage.
After damages have been assessed, Defy:Disaster works with our partners on the ground to return the affected community to its pre-disaster state or better. We aim to identify risks that make the area more vulnerable in the future and mitigate those risks, leaving communities more resilient than before.
Defy:Disaster is guided by an esteemed Advisory Council that includes a team of experts in the field of crisis response.
Jeff Schlegelmilch, MPH, MBA
National Center for Disaster Preparedness, Columbia University, Earth Institute
Center for Disaster Philanthropy
Strategic Communications Chief
United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), Public Advocacy and Campaigns
California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services, Office of Private Sector/Non-Government Organization Coordinator
Deputy Chief Graham Everett
Chief of Staff
City of Los Angeles Fire Department