The flood that affected Louisiana last month was historic in many ways. An estimated 4 trillion gallons of rain fell over a four day period flooding anywhere from 60,000 to 188,000 homes (depending on your source). FEMA has said that over 100,000 people or households have applied for help and 2
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Our hearts are with the communities in Louisiana dealing with the devastating flooding. In this time of need the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation provides resources and tools to help small businesses recover after disaster strikes.
Since last week, 11 people have been killed and 40,000 homes damaged in what officials have described as some of the worst flooding ever to hit the state of Louisiana. Around 8,400 people remain in emergency shelters, days after the deluge began last Friday.
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.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation works with private sectors who want to help with relief efforts in Ecuador.
Every year the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation awards businesses for how they have positively impacted their communities.
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. The businesses in this Network are committed to expanding individual and business preparedness, providing skills and resources for a robust response, and ensuring that long-term recovery is given due consideration in the disaster management cycle. This Issue Network seeks to:
- 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
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?