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
This morning BCLC’s Stephen Jordan broke via CNBC that business contributions for Haiti relief and recovery have surged past $100 million. “Mobilizing more than $100 million in just ten days is extraordinary
Western Union announced a limited-time “No Transfer Fee” program for money transfers sent to Haiti from participating locations in the United States, Canada, Dominican Republic, Jamaica and select locations in France. The program also is available through WesternUnion.com from the United States and Canada.*
The corporate citizenship response to the crisis is Haiti has been swift. With today’s 6.0 aftershock, continued humanitarian needs, and a constantly-unfolding situation, we think corporate pledges will continue to be announced throughout the month.
The Haitian disaster has captured the sympathies of corporate America. Companies mobilized over $60 million in just three days — and now, one week later, $83 million+ has been pledged (See our announcement today on CNBC).