Kate Schweigart officially launched KateNation Inc., a nonprofit with a mission to connect people with the information, resources, organizations, and opportunities they need to prepare for and recover from disasters.
“We believe that individuals can accelerate disaster recovery when they’re connected to the right organizations and resources,” said Schweigart. “KateNation comes from the word catenation , which means the act of linking together. At KateNation, we are working to link people who need support with the disaster resources they need.” The organization also facilitates the volunteer recruitment and charitable giving associated with disasters.
KateNation, headquartered in Arlington , VA , strivesto educate the American public on disaster preparedness and relief. “KateNation was built from the simple notion that knowledge is power,” said Schweigart. “Whether people are looking to get help, give help, or simply learn more about disasters, KateNation will work to connect them to the tools and resources they need.”
Schweigart is an authority inemergency preparedness with more than ten years of professional experience in the field. Prior to founding KateNation her career included managing disaster teams for the American Red Cross. Schweigart has also developed and exercised continuity and emergency plans for the U.S. House of Representatives and the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
KateNation is currently recruiting volunteers to assist with research and website support. For more information, please visit katenation.org.