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Satellite CARES (Community Aid Relief EffortS)

The Satellite CARES (Community Aid Relief EffortS) program is a partnership between the SBCA Foundation and Information Technology Disaster Resource Center (ITDRC). The goal of the partnership with ITDRC is to assist communities affected by large scale natural disasters like flooding, wildfires, hurricanes, and tornadoes.

ITDRC is a non-profit organization which operates nationwide to assist communities recovering from disaster by providing emergency communications and technology resources. Technology professionals from many disciplines volunteer to provide assistance and education, both in helping communities recover from disasters and in making them more resilient against future events.

How SBCA Members can help...

SBCA Member technicians will now play a vital part in helping disaster-affected areas by repairing damaged satellite broadcasting equipment and installing temporary programming and Internet connectivity in shelters/disaster relief centers to help reconnect the community.

Satellite CARES disaster resource requests are received, validated, and coordinated through ITDRC's National Disaster Relief Coordination Center (NDRCC) and assigned to a partner member in the local region.


Get involved with Satellite CARES

For SBCA Members...

The program provides consumer satellite industry members with a channel to give back to communities in disaster.

Satellite CARES disaster resource requests are received, validated, and coordinated through ITDRC's National Disaster Relief Coordination Center (NDRCC), and assigned to a partner member in the local region.

SBCA Member requirements include:

  • Must be an active SBCA member company
  • Agree and Execute Release and Waiver of Liability
  • Complete the Satellite CARES program information form click here
  • Volunteers must complete required training
  • Companies must maintain necessary resources required to support the program
  • Companies must provide ongoing support for deployed equipment

SBCA Member Benefits include:

  • The chance to utilize your skills to give back to your community in times of need
  • Recognition as an approved disaster relief provider by the industry

Is your organization interested in getting involved with Satellite CARES? Click the button below to get started...

For Consumers...

The Satellite CARES program is dedicated to providing emergency telecommunications capability to communities that have been impacted by a natural disaster.

Click the button below to find out how your community can receive aid on the ITDRC website.

Become a Member of the SBCA

As a member of the only trade association dedicated to the growth of the Consumer Satellite Industry, you'll have access to specialized training courses, benefit from consumer advocacy programs, stay up to date on various issues and help to grow the satellite industry here in the United States. Sign up today!