If you’re a chamber of commerce located in the southeast United States, there’s still time to prepare your community ahead of Hurricane Florence’s landfall this week. Below are seven steps you can take to prepare your organization, your members, and your community ahead of Hurricane Florence’s l
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Last week, the leader of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Brock Long, asked me and two other CEOs: What can the private sector do to better prepare the country for natural disasters?
When disaster strikes, business acts. From donating millions to support relief organizations, to activating countless employee volunteers, to providing in-kind products and services—communities recover quicker because the private sector mobilizes in times of need.
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.