Our hearts are with the communities in Louisiana dealing with the devastating flooding. In this time of need the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation provides resources and tools to help small businesses recover after disaster strikes.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation publishes content on disaster response and related issues. Find and access current and archived items in our database.
Since last week, 11 people have been killed and 40,000 homes damaged in what officials have described as some of the worst flooding ever to hit the state of Louisiana. Around 8,400 people remain in emergency shelters, days after the deluge began last Friday.
Join the Corporate Citizenship Center for the Business Excellence in Disaster Response Reception. The reception will take place immediately prior to the annual public-private partnership conference co-hosted by U.S. Northern Command, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and FEMA.
At the reception, we will recognize businesses for their investment in disaster response, recovery, and community resilience. Join us in celebrating those companies who have made a difference and saved lives.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation works with private sectors who want to help with relief efforts in Ecuador.
Every year the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation awards businesses for how they have positively impacted their communities.
- 11:00am - 11:30am: Overview of earthquake response efforts in Ecuador
- 11:30am - 12:00pm: Overview of earthquake response efforts in Japan
- 12:00pm - 12:30pm: Overview of flood response efforts in Houston
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.
Could your business survive if closed for a month? How would you pay bills or employees? In addition, how would you pay for repairs?
Over the past 15 years, the Corporate Citizenship Center (CCC) has worked with companies to identify strategies and best practices for dealing with disasters.
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