See the donations page for donations information and options.

The Association of Mountain View Neighborhood CERTs (AMVNC) is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) corporation.

Our aims and objectives are:

  • Serve as a conduit between donors (who often require formal documentation) and local neighborhood CERTs.
  • Organize and operate within the requirements of section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue code.

You can contact us by email: contact@amvnc.org or postal service: P.O. Box 983, Mountain View, CA 94042-0983

See AMVNC for more corporate info.

AMVNC Operates in collaboration with the City of Mountain View CERT program.

The city provides a number of resources:

CERTs provide pre-positioned resources (equipment and trained personnel) at the neighborhood level to help in the first few hours or days after a large scale emergency, when 911 may be overwhelmed.

In nearly all large scale disasters, the first responders are local survivors helping their neighbors. FEMA sponsors the CERT program to pre-position resources that might make a difference in such an emergency.

It has two primary components:

  • Training and education, to help people better help each other. [link]
  • Pre-positioned emergency equipment and supplies
    • Personal readiness (e.g. Go bags) [link]
    • Community readiness (Caches of equipment and supplies)