Smart disaster preparedness includes purchasing cards

Purchasing cards for responder community enable purchase of supplies in off-line situations

By providing uninterrupted access to needed funds and security features inherent in electronic payments, prepaid cards have proved invaluable to communities, businesses, and consumers recovering from a disaster.


1. Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, How Effective Were the Financial Safety Nets in the Aftermath of Katrina?, January 2006.

2. American Payroll Association, National Payroll Week 2006 Survey Results.