Another earthquake strikes Palo Alto!

On Nov 11, 2017, a major earthquake struck Ross Ct in Palo Alto CA. 21 residents, 3 dogs, and 4 cats smelled gas leaks, watched a transformer fizzle and spark, and were without water and power for several days. Afterward, they were joined by 2 of their neighbors and 6...

On the ground after Hurricane Harvey

  A few days after Hurricane Harvey devastated the Texas coast, we found out about this exceptional case of spontaneous leadership in Rockport TX. Thanks to the generosity of many individuals, and a fortunate conjunction of circumstances, we are working on our first...

Get rid of your nightlight. It could save your life!

  Flashlights. They’re on every list of Things You Should Have in Case of Emergency. Keep one in your car, in your briefcase, next to your bed. That’s good advice. But let’s talk about the one next to your bed. Are the batteries still good? Is it buried in that...

Wow! Spontaneous leadership in the flesh!

The good news is that people really do take up leadership spontaneously. The bad news is that spontaneous leadership is still newsworthy. Nonetheless, we thank everyone who stepped up when it was needed, including Zachary Dearing in Rockport Texas: Read the full...