Disaster Response

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. 

Small Business Owners
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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.
FEMA Administrator Deanne Criswell
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.

Hawaii Wildfires Coordination Call

This coordination call will share the current needs on the ground and how companies can help support the response and relief efforts.

12th Annual Building Resilience Conference

This event is for professionals with resilience- or crisis-related roles in their business, government agency, or NGO and is dedicated to dialogue and best practices that will improve resilience locally and strengthen communities globally.
U.S. Chamber Foundation's Marc DeCourcey and UPS's Laura Lane
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Six weeks after a series of devastating earthquakes struck Türkiye and Syria, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation led two discussions during the U.S.-Türkiye Business Forum: Prioritizing Resilient Partnerships, convened with the U.S. Chamber’s U.S.-Türkiye Business Council on March 13.  As the region begins to focus on recovery to meet humanitarian needs, this creates opportunities for strengthening relationships and building stronger, more resilient communities.   

Coordinating the Business Response to Earthquakes in Turkiye (Turkey) and Syria

Through the lifesaving search-and-rescue phase through long-term recovery and rebuilding, the U.S. Chamber and U.S. Chamber Foundation are committed to supporting response efforts in Turkiye (Turkey) and Syria and serving as the hub of the business-sector response. This page shares video recordings and briefing notes from coordination calls convened by the U.S. Chamber Foundation.