If you have ever traveled to Haiti, you know as well as I do there is one defining characteristic that you can’t miss: the entrepreneurial spirit that the Haitian people possess everywhere you go.
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The corporate citizenship response to the crisis is Haiti has been swift. With today’s 6.0 aftershock, continued humanitarian needs, and a constantly-unfolding situation, we think corporate pledges will continue to be announced throughout the month.
By Chris Laborde, Gulf Coast Alliance for Economic and Environmental Resilience
Tomorrow is the 4th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, and three recent posts acknowlege that there is plenty to celebrate, as the communities devastated by that storm continue their process of recovery and renewal.
Yesterday I attended FEMA’s “Building Resilience through Public-Private Partnerships” conference, and wanted to share a few takeaways from the event.
This past weekend many people turned their attention to the Gulf Coast, where recovery efforts from Hurricane Katrina still take place daily.
The Haitian disaster has captured the sympathies of corporate America. Companies mobilized over $60 million in just three days — and now, one week later, $83 million+ has been pledged (See our announcement today on CNBC).
By Michael C. Fields, Director of Philanthropy, ITT Corporation
A long-time supporter of BCLC, UPS is a valuable corporate citizenship partner to nonprofits and peer companies around the world.
Western Union announced a limited-time “No Transfer Fee” program for money transfers sent to Haiti from participating locations in the United States, Canada, Dominican Republic, Jamaica and select locations in France. The program also is available through WesternUnion.com from the United States and Canada.*