Coalition dedicated to building stronger communities through a necessary shift in disaster-giving NEW YORK, NY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2018 – Today, Global Citizen, Good360, and All Hands and Hearts – Smart Response announced Resilient Response, a coalition of nonprofits and corporations...
Initial programs will focus on Baton Rouge, LA and Houston, TX Alexandria, VA (Friday, February 9, 2017) – Good360, the global leader in product philanthropy and purposeful giving, has partnered with All Hands and Hearts – Smart Response, a leader in delivering effective and efficient long-term disaster recovery support to impacted...
Good360 is taking active measures to ensure our nonprofit and corporate partners are ready for when a disaster strikes. Most recently, Good360 launched a Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Commitment to Action called “Optimizing Corporate Disaster Giving and Engagement.”
While each year brings new challenges and new opportunities, Good360’s mission remains steadfast: We’re dedicated to transforming lives by providing hope, dignity, and a sense of renewed possibility to people affected by disasters or other challenging life circumstances. During our very busy 2018, we made good on that bedrock mission in numerous, impactful ways — to the tune of approximately $300 million in donated products distributed throughout the U.S. and around the world.
After Hurricane Harvey walloped much of Texas, home to some 12,000 of its employees and contractors, Dow’s response was swift and impactful. The company purchased 135 trailers for displaced employees to live in while their homes were being rebuilt. It also committed more than $2 million to support immediate relief, long-term recovery and other rebuilding efforts associated with the storm.
The Dow Chemical Company (Dow) and Good360, a global leader in product philanthropy and purposeful giving, have joined together to donate and distribute 57 trailers to families whose homes were destroyed by Hurricane Harvey and volunteers assisting in recovery.
As a global community, we are terrible at giving after major disasters. It’s not because we aren’t generous. Hurricane Harvey attracted an incredible $336 million in corporate and foundation support, according to the Center for Disaster Philanthropy. That’s not even counting individual contributions, which probably doubled that amount.
The Toys for Joy program will give toy manufacturers, who are ASTRA members, an easy way to donate toys and ensure that their donations reach fully vetted nonprofit organizations around the country to have maximum impact.
In a move toward that ambitious goal, Good360, Global Citizen, and All Hands and Hearts - Smart Response have launched an initiative called Resilient Response, aiming to spotlight the critical need to adjust disaster giving behaviors among corporations to better support response and long-term recovery.
In the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey in August 2017, Good360 responded with needed goods within 72 hours of the storm and we have been engaged in the region ever since. We are a long-term resource providing needed goods to those impacted by Harvey and have partnered with more than 50 local and regional nonprofits in order to distribute those goods to survivors.