Disaster Response and Resiliency
We deliver education, training, tools and resources to help employers prepare for disasters and resume the important work of serving communities.
We activate purpose-built partnerships and technology platforms that ensure accurate, timely information from the ground and help speed decision-making in moments of crisis.
We break through the clutter to identify specific place-based needs and help the right kinds of relief get to the right places in the right order.
We connect leaders from the highest levels of business, government, and nonprofits to spread good ideas and solve problems together.
Small businesses serve as the economic engine of this nation. Yet, they are often the most vulnerable when disasters strike. It's estimated that 25% of businesses do not reopen following a major disaster. Developed in partnership with FedEx with support from Allstate, the Readiness for Resiliency Program (R4R) is a multi-year initiative to support small businesses impacted by disasters.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the U.S. Chamber Foundation convened private-public leaders for a briefing on October 12 to share live updates on the ground, what the most immediate needs are, and ways the private sector can help.
This month marks National Preparedness Month, which reminds us all to prepare for disasters and emergencies of all kinds. It’s especially pertinent this year as we face uncharacteristic and unpredictable weather patterns, with impacts of wildfires, hurricane season, and severe storms impacting communities across the U.S. and the globe.
On August 8, 2023, a series of wildfires broke out in Hawaii. Affecting Maui and other island communities, the wind-driven fires have led to mass evacuations, widespread damage, and numerous lives lost.
On July 26-27, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation hosted the 12th Annual Building Resilience Conference. The conference brought together prominent business leaders, government officials, and industry experts to share knowledge and best practices through action-oriented panels, fireside chats, and keynote speeches.