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The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Corporate Citizenship Center (CCC) will lead a corporate delegation trip to Baton Rouge, LA on November 1 – 2. The purpose of the delegation will be to introduce business leaders to nonprofits, chambers, government officials, and other community organizations that are leading the recovery in Louisiana following the August flooding. The trip is taking place during the recovery phase of this disaster to give the community time to identify needs and ways for businesses to help in the long term.
The flood that affected Louisiana last month was historic in many ways. An estimated 4 trillion gallons of rain fell over a four day period flooding anywhere from 60,000 to 188,000 homes (depending on your source). FEMA has said that over 100,000 people or households have applied for help and 2
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.
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.
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