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.
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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.*
If there is one theme unifying the work of the Chamber BCLC, it is that the diversity of the interests of the American business community is an enormous strength of the U.S. economic system. You name the issue, and there is some company working on it.
I was invited to participate in a NOAA workshop this month. There were university professors, research scientists, government experts, and me.
This morning BCLC’s Stephen Jordan broke via CNBC that business contributions for Haiti relief and recovery have surged past $100 million. “Mobilizing more than $100 million in just ten days is extraordinary