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...
With only two named storms so far, the 2019 Atlantic hurricane season is shaping up to be one of the slowest-starting in recent years.But every season has the potential to wind down with devastating results. You only need to look back at the 2017 season when Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria all struck in September and October.Still, these months of relative calm are allowing organizations from various sectors more time to shore up their emergency preparedness. The importance of planning during periods of “blue sky” was one of the key takeaways at the Resilient Response Texas Forum, held in Houston this past June and organized by Good360, and All Hands and Hearts.
Nearly two years after Hurricane Harvey tore through Houston and southeast Texas, leaving an astounding $125 billion dollars in damage, many residents are still struggling to rebuild their homes, their businesses and their livelihoods.According to the Harvey Data Project, an effort spearheaded by the City of Houston to account for the full cost of the storm on the city’s housing, total residential damages from Harvey is estimated at $16 billion — of which $3.1 billion hadn’t yet been met by federal recovery programs 22 months after the hurricane.
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.
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.