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.
The business response to Haiti has been extraordinary – in fact, it ranks as the private sector’s third-most generous outpouring of aid following a natural disaster.
This morning, Major George Polarek, who recently returned from Haiti, offered the audience at BCLC’s forum on National Resiliency and Gulf Coast Recovery several on-the-ground insights on earthquake
At the time of this writing, the business community has already raised over $106 million in the span of less than ten days in response to the earthquake in Haiti. This does not include the role the networks