Action Concerns:

  • 68% of US Households own pets.  We learned from Hurricane Katirna, that many people will not evacuate unless provisions are made for beloved pets,

(2015 APPA Pet Owners Survey)


  • 27% of Arizona of functionally disabled. This number will continue to rise as Baby Boomers enter retirement and become infirm.

(Arizona Center for Disabled Law)


  • Arizona failed three of four criteria for our children in disaster response!

(Save the Children)

In compliance with OSHA LAW 1910.35-38, and as part of FEMA's Animal Medical Response Corp, we are participating in a National Disaster Exercise  to broaden our teamwork and  skill to respond and make  decisions for our companion animals for a pet, a foster oranimal  business.  The decision choice to go or stay in the early stages of disaster, are the  most critical we can make. After 6 to 8 hours all you can do, is to react to the disaster confronting you!

In  August 2013, people all over Maricopa County in 8 communities, woke up to find their homes flooded.
Thanks to our business model of having 39 non-profit partners in that County, one person never got out of bed - but sat with laptop and phone in hand, and helped the 43 families that called to get immediate help for their pets (and humans)!!!

If you are a part of a pet/animals related group or business, please join us to plan what your group would do in the early stages of disaster response, Call 602-909-7153  or email cj@emptybowlpetfoodpantry.org for further information.



Maricopa County Citizen Corps

While not a part of Maricopa  County Emergency Management government, Maricopa County Citizen Corps IS a part of the national Citizen Corps initiative, that seeks to make communities safer, stronger, and better prepared to respond to and recover from emergencies.

We will be officially starting September 2016

Join us in the National Disaster Drill February 27th, 2016.

(Information below.)

Through outreach, training, and volunteer service, MARICOPA COUNTY Citizen Corps brings together leaders from volunteer programs, community and nonprofit organizations, the private sector, and government to promote preparedness at the local level. Our program is also behind National Preparedness Month, a month-long initiative that emphasizes the importance of being prepared for emergencies at home, school, work, and in the community.

Maricopa County Citizen Corps is an open network available to anyone interested in local disaster preparedness. We encourage participation from community-based organizations, nonprofits, relief organizations, government agencies, and individuals of all backgrounds who have an interest in building resilience throughout Maricopa County communities.

Maricopa County Citizen Corps Goals:

Prepare the public for emergencies through targeted outreach, with special attention to vulnerable populations and communities.
Engage voluntary and community-based organizations in planning, developing, and sharing resources related to preparedness, public safety, and local emergency response.
Host discussions and training workshops aimed at building the capacity of the volunteer and emergency preparedness community.
Provide information, resources, and emergency updates through a communications network.
Help build community by participation in local events such as the Veterans Stand down. United Way’s Project Connect, Phoenix area Hopefest where through actual service, we continue to develop relationships, communications and other skills!

"Believe you can and you’re halfway there."

Theodore Roosevelt

Working Hard For You

Call to Donate 501(c)3


Maricopa - Arizona  Region
Citizens Corp Council

+1.6029097153

We are off to a great start as the City of Glendale has selected us as their "Charity of Choice"!  

We will be featured at the Dog Days of Summer,

this August 6!


Look for more activities being announced as we plan with them to go into Disaster Preparednesss Month and beyond!