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. 

4th National Conference on Building Resilience through Public-Private Partnerships

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The 4th National Conference on Building Resilience through Public-Private Partnerships will take place on October 15 and 16 at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce headquarters in Washington, DC.  The conference is a partnership between the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, and U.S. Northern Command.

August 15, 2014

When a devastating tornado struck Henryville, Indiana, the town’s only school was destroyed along with many homes and businesses. While many community members were unsure about what to do next, the children, teachers, and parents were asking when they could return to school.

U.S. Chamber Launches Interactive Pakistan Map to Aid Business Involvement in Flood Response

October 1, 2010

WASHINGTON, D.C.—This week, the U.S. Chamber Business Civic Leadership Center unveiled the Pakistan Flood Response Map, an interactive website to accomplish real-time, in-depth information sharing to assist companies and humanitarian organizations responding to the massive floods in Pakistan. The map, made possible by a grant from theAbbott Fund, the philanthropic foundation for the global health care company, Abbott, includes data on 450 projects, representing 130 organizations, 80 businesses, and more than one billion dollars in contributions to the Pakistan’s recovery effort.

FEMA, Red Cross, and National VOAD Tap BCLC’s Gerald McSwiggan as Business Specialist for New Mass Care Council

June 8, 2011

WASHINGTON, D.C.—As a nod to the importance of private-sector involvement in decision-making about disaster response, the U.S. Chamber BCLC today announced the appointment of Gerald McSwiggan to the new National Mass Care Council.

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