Today BCLC announced that business assistance in response to the Chilean earthquake has reached $1.65 million.
BCLC’s founder and executive director Stephen Jordan today appeared as an expert witness before the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs’ hearing, “The Next Big Disaster: Is the Private Sector Prepared?”
As relief and recovery work continue in Haiti – perhaps made even more trying as organizations stretch their resources to respond to the Chilean earthquake, as well – reading personal accounts from on-the-ground aid workers is uplifting.
Accurate information is often hard to come by in disaster situations. This is why BCLC recently asked CHF International, a nonprofit international development organization with operations in Haiti long before the earthquake hit, to share first-hand perspective about the true progress in Haiti.
This afternoon CNNmoney.com reported that 351 businesses have contributed $146.8 million to the Haitian earthquake response.