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 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?

December 16, 2015

In October 2012, over 1,000 Airbnb hosts in New York opened their doors for those left stranded by Hurricane Sandy. Inspired by this outpouring of support, Airbnb’s engineers created a tool that makes it easy for Airbnb hosts to provide space to people in need when disasters strike.