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In August of 2017, Hurricane Harvey, a Category 4 storm, made landfall near Houston. Its effects were catastrophic. FEMA (the Federal Emergency Management Agency) designated 41 counties in southeast Texas and 20 parishes in Louisiana as federal disaster areas.
At the backbone of PNC’s corporate responsibility efforts is the belief that when communities prosper, their business prospers. PNC supports the communities where it conducts business through job creation, local infrastructure, small business loans, financial education, and sponsorships.
Disasters are a matter of if, not when. Now that the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season is in full swing, it is crucial businesses are taking steps to ensure they are prepared.
When we think of technological disruption too often it is about worries about the future of work.
We forget that technology has the power to improve and even save lives.
In August 2017 and September 2017, Hurricanes Harvey and Irma (both category 4 storms at landfall) tore through the states of Texas and Florida, leaving many communities with significant physical and economic damage.
The 7th Annual Building Resilience through Private-Public Partnerships (PPP) Conference will take place July 24—25 in Washington, D.C.
Preparing, responding, and recovering from catastrophic disasters requires a cross-sector approach. In 2017, we were all reminded of the devastation natural and human-made disasters can bring and the imperative need for preparedness. To engage partners across sectors in this conversation, the U.S.
The effects of Hurricanes Irma and Maria on Puerto Rico have been well publicized, and there is much work ahead. The Rural Community Assistance Partnership (RCAP) is proud to be one of hundreds of organizations on the island trying to facilitate a path forward for the people of Puerto Rico.
The Corporate Citizenship Center's Disaster Response and Community Resilience Program is committed to improving the efficacy of business philanthropy in disasters, breaking down information and coordination barriers between sectors, and highlighting the unique work of corporate citizens in the field.
Last month, business leaders met in Washington, D.C. with the Honorable Mayita Meléndez, the Mayor of Ponce, Puerto Rico. The event was an opportunity for the private sector to hear first-hand how they can help with the long-term recovery efforts in the city.