The business community is responding agressively to the devastation from Hurricane Harvey in Gulf Coast communities. U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation staff have been in contact with local chambers of commerce, federal disaster response officials, and businesses of all sizes.
Our Hurricane Harvey Corporate Aid Tracker offers a summary of early business efforts and will be updated as more information comes in.
Businesses seeking help, wishing to provide aid, or providing an update on their efforts should start by calling the Disaster Help Desk at 1-888-MY-BIZ-HELP.
In the News:
- Hurricane Harvey Relief Brings Millions in Corporate Gifts - CBS News
- Corporate America Donates Over $27 Million to Harvey Relief—So Far - CNN
- With Diapers and Dollars, Dallas-Fort Worth Companies Help with Harvey Relief Effort - Dallas Morning News
- Companies Facilitate Consumer Giving For Harvey Relief Efforts - Forbes
- Walmart is One of 63 Companies Contributing Massively to Aid Harvey Relief - The Street
- A Smarter Response: The Center for Disaster Philanthropy Looks to Leverage Donor Dollars - Inside Philanthropy
- Dell CEO Pledges $36 million to Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts - The Economic Times
- Chicago-Area Companies Contribute to Harvey Relief Efforts - Chicago Tribune
- Wal-Mart, Verizon, Les Alexander Among Top Givers to Harvey Relief Efforts - Houston Business Journal
- Donations Pour In For Harvey Victims From Major Corporations, Celebrities - Houston Public Media
In the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey making landfall, the business community is mobilizing their expertise, capabilities, and community resources to assist with the relief and recovery efforts. Already, businesses have contributed tens of millions of dollars in donations and grants.
Submit information on how your company is aiding in the Hurricane Harvey relief and recovery efforts.
Webinar, September 12 @ 12:30pm ET: Most Effective Way for Businesses to Support Hurricane Harvey and Irma Recovery
Join Jim Starr, President and CEO of America's Charities, and Bob Ottenhoff, President and CEO of the Center for Disaster Philanthropy, for a 20-minute webinar to learn why supporting long-term disaster recovery is so important, and how businesses have a unique opportunity to step up their support through the power of employee giving, matching gifts, and the "America's Charities Disaster Recovery Fund presented by Center for Disaster Philanthropy."
Visit here for more information and how to register.
Healthcare Ready's Online Tool to Locate Open Pharmacies
As a public service to help enable patients to be able to locate open pharmacies in a disaster impacted area, Healthcare Ready has collaborated with NCPDP, RelayHealth, QS1, and eRx/Emdeon to create the free Rx OpenPharmacy Reporting Tool. This powerful online tool maps the location of open pharmacies in areas impacted by large-scale disasters such as Superstorm Sandy. This tool also provides this critical information to government officials who need to quickly understand the impact on public health resources. More information is available on our FAQ page.