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FEMA has been to America’s most shell-shocked communities.
The business response to Haiti has been extraordinary – in fact, it ranks as the private sector’s third-most generous outpouring of aid following a natural disaster.
As relief and recovery work continue in Haiti – perhaps made even more trying as organizations stretch their resources to respond to the Chilean earthquake, as well – reading personal accounts from on-the-ground aid workers is uplifting.
This weekend, towns throughout the Midwest and South were hit by tornadoes and damaging storms. Inevitably, many businesses throughout the region are now coping with damage to their buildings or infrastructure, and wishing they had done more in advance to prepare for the unexpected.
This afternoon CNNmoney.com reported that 351 businesses have contributed $146.8 million to the Haitian earthquake response.
One in six Americans live in so-called “food insecure” homes. That means one in six Americans is seriously hungry, likely under-nourished or malnourished, and doesn’t know when they’ll have their next meal.
Ken Sternad is well known in the disaster management profession.
Accurate information is often hard to come by in disaster situations. This is why BCLC recently asked CHF International, a nonprofit international development organization with operations in Haiti long before the earthquake hit, to share first-hand perspective about the true progress in Haiti.
This week 85 disaster experts met in Hawaii to discuss how they could work together to promote community resilience throughout the Pacific Rim, a region continually weighed down by earthquakes, tsunamis, cyclones, typhoons, mudslides, and other devastating events.