About 74% of American small businesses do not have a disaster plan, 84% do not have adequate insurance, and 71% lack a back-up generator. Once hit by a disaster, an eye opening 51% think it will take more than a month, or didn't know how long it would take, to re-open their doors.
Extreme flooding in South Carolina over the past week has damaged homes and businesses, displaced families and individuals, and left at least 17 fatalities in the region. In the wake of disasters such as these, a multi-sector response effort is critical.
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The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Corporate Citizenship Center (CCC) will host a conference call on Wednesday, April 29 at 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time to discuss relief efforts after the earthquake in Nepal.
Throughout the years, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation's Corporate Citizenship Awards have recognized businesses for their investment in societal issues including disaster response and community resilience.
The Business Civic Leadership Center and the San Diego County Office of Emergency Services invite you to participate in an important forum for business, nonprofit organizations, and local government.