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. 

Business Delegation Trip: Long Term Flood Recovery in Louisiana

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. 

Business Excellence in Disaster Response Reception 2016

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.

Earthquakes in Ecuador and Japan and Flooding in Houston Coordination Webinar

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Corporate Citizenship Center (CCC) will host a coordination webinar on Friday, April 22 at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time to discuss relief efforts after the earthquakes in Japan and Ecuador and the flooding in Houston. The webinar will be structured as follows:
  • 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

Disaster Preparedness Training Lunch for Small Businesses

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?