In October 2012, over 1,000 Airbnb hosts in New York opened their doors for those left stranded by Hurricane Sandy. Inspired by this outpouring of support, Airbnb’s engineers created a tool that makes it easy for Airbnb hosts to provide space to people in need when disasters strike.
Join the Corporate Citizenship Center, the Louisiana Technology Council, and the University of Louisiana at Lafayette NIMSAT Institute for the Business Excellence in Disaster Response Reception. The reception will take place immediately following day one of FEMA and U.S. NorthCom’s public-private partnership conference.
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.
Join the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Corporate Citizenship Center for a coordination call on the flooding crisis in South Carolina. On the call hear from companies, NGOs, and multilateral organizations about the situation on the ground, current humanitarian efforts, and what your company can do to help.
Join the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Corporate Citizenship Center for a coordination call on the refugee situation in Europe. On the call hear from companies, NGOs, and multilateral organizations about the situation on the ground, current humanitarian efforts, and what your company can do to help. View the Refugee Crisis in Europe Corporate Aid Tracker.
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The business community played a significant role in the immediate relief and recovery efforts following Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Ten years later, we’re reminded of the private sector’s continued role in increasing disaster resiliency in the Gulf Region and around the world.
As the nation and world reflect on the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina and its impact on the Gulf Coast (particularly the City of New Orleans), it is hard not to marvel at the amazing recovery that has occurred.