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. 

U.S. Chamber Foundation Releases Safety and Security Quick Guides

February 6, 2017

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, in partnership with Johnson Controls, Inc., today released the Safety and Security Quick Guides, an online platform to educate communities, business owners, and chambers of commerce on steps they can take to ensure a safe, crime-free work environment.

Addressing Today’s Safety and Security Threats: How to Keep your Business and your Community Safe

According to the FBI’s most recent data, there were almost 8 million property crime offenses in the United States in 2015.  And, according to Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) estimates, roughly 2 million employees per year are affected by some form of workplace violence.

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.