Hurricane Laura made landfall early on August 27 but the amount of devastation is still being assessed. Currently there are nearly 6,000 homes declared either heavily damaged or destroyed with estimates predicting a total of 10,000 – 15,000 homes affected.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation will host a coordination call on Friday, August 28, to hear from partners who have been directly impacted and are actively responding to Hurricane Laura and the California wildfires.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation hosted a coordination call for companies and individuals that are looking to support the humanitarian relief efforts resulting from the deadly explosion in the Port of Beirut on August 4. On the call, we heard from partners who are actively responding, learned what the immediate needs are in the area, as well as the long-term outlook for recovery.
As communities around the world begin to recover from the effects of COVID-19, society grapples with what a new normal may look like. This global pandemic has disrupted nearly every aspect of our daily lives—the way we do business, how we worship, and receive an education.
The 2019 Novel Coronavirus was first identified in Wuhan, China and reported by the World Health Organization on December 31. It has infected hundreds of Chinese citizens with pneumonia-like symptoms and has now spread across international boundaries.
Hurricane Dorian became “the strongest hurricane in modern records” to hit the Bahamas, according to the National Hurricane Center.
All disasters are local. To support a community’s ability to react and recover quickly, we must improve the overall resilience of individuals, businesses, and communities.
The U.S. Chamber Foundation Corporate Citizenship Center (CCC)’s Disaster Preparedness, Response, and Recovery program will be hosting a delegation trip to Northern California on June 5 and 6.
As the rate and impact of disasters grows, so has the response of the private sector to recover, rebuild, and make resilient. However, companies can struggle to communicate those efforts. New research by IBM and the U.S.