Disaster Recovery - Good360

There is hope in every disaster

of goods donated during times of disaster end up in landfills or otherwise going to waste

A lack of coordinated communication and well-intentioned (but uninformed) giving can create chaos, inefficiencies and waste.

Good360 ensures that the right goods are delivered to the right people at the right time throughout ALL stages of disaster recovery.

We’ll be there in the early days with personal care items, supplies for shelters, and cleaning/mucking out products and we’ll be there long after the media spotlight has dimmed months and years later with furniture, mattresses, home goods and other necessities to help impacted communities through the recovery journey.

of donations occur within the first two months after a disaster

A lack of sustained giving impedes the long-term recovery of impacted communities.

A Partnership for the Long Haul: Good360 and Rooms To Go Collaborate for Long-Term Disaster Recovery

It has been a long and continuous road to recovery for survivors of the 2016 Louisiana floods. The partnership between Good360 and furniture retailer Rooms To Go has allowed a supply of quality furniture to be delivered to these families while ensuring that donations are going to the right communities in need at the right time.

Our Approach to Disaster Recovery

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RAPID RESPONSE

In the days and weeks immediately following a disaster, Good360 focuses on providing needed goods for individuals who have been displaced from their homes.  This could include toiletries, diapers, socks/underwear, toys/games for kids, snacks, and even mattresses and bedding for shelters.

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CLEAN-UP

During the clean-up phase, we move quickly to partner with on-the-ground organizations to source items critical to supporting debris removal, gutting damaged infrastructure and the early stages of mold remediation.  Safety equipment, buckets, tools and appropriate cleaning supplies are important here.

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REBUILD

Once the clean-up phase is behind us, Good360 prioritizes donations of building materials in order to aid in reconstruction.  Donations of paint, roofing materials, dry wall, flooring, hardware, and major household appliances are key. Furniture and household goods also help turn houses back into livable homes.

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RECOVERY AND RESILIENCY BUILDING

Families and communities forced to start from scratch will have needs that evolve over time. With our generous network of corporate donors, Good360 is positioned to support those needs and to pre-position important goods for planning and mitigation against future disasters.

Stories Worth Sharing:

Accelerating Recovery from Disasters

Crisis Response International    https://criout.com/  Coca-Cola: vitaminwater and Dasani  Lives Impacted: 300  When Hurricane Dorian struck the Bahamas, it left a trail of
Tabernacle of God Ministries   Dillon, South Carolina  https://www.facebook.com/togodministriesdillonsc/  Donations/Donor: Williams Sonoma   Lives Impacted: 190  Hurricane Dorian caused unprecedented damage and
West Street Recovery   Houston, Texas   https://www.weststreetrecovery.org/  Donations/Donor: GAF  Lives Impacted: 5 families     As Told to Good360 by West Street Recovery   Hurricane Harvey caused catastrophic
Organization: Shining Lights Helping Hands Corporation  Lives Impacted: 96  Website: http://www.shininglightshelpinghands.org   As Told to Good360 by Shining Lights Helping Hands Corporation Shining Lights
Shasta Youth Alliance   Shasta County, CA   https://www.facebook.com/shastayouthalliance  Donations/Donor: Ferguson Tubs, Plumbing Fixtures, Kitchen Items  Lives Impacted: 30  The Carr and Camp Fires of 2018
The Wright Foundation   Jackson County, Florida   TWFhelps.org  Donations/Donor: GAF shingles   Lives Impacted: 28 households    As Told to Good360 by The Wright Foundation    Hurricane Michael
Somebody Cares Jasper-Newton Counties, Texas https://somebodycares.org/ Donations/Donor: Target Lives Impacted: Over 100 As Told to Good360 by Somebody Cares   The aftermath
Sewa International  Houston, Texas  https://www.sewausa.org/  Donation: GAF Shingles  Hurricane Harvey caused catastrophic damage that continues to be felt today.  Groups affected
East Harris County Recovery Project East Harris County, Texas www.ehcec.org Donation: Backpacks Lives Impacted: 2500 students and families Hurricane Harvey
Organization: SBP Website: https://sbpusa.org/ Lives Impacted: 10 Donor: Wrangler   Hurricane Harvey, one of the costliest tropical cyclones on record, caused mass destruction in Texas

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The Good360 Disaster Recovery Council

Our aim is to advance collaboration and engagement between the private, public and nonprofit sectors in such a way that we are anticipating the current and the future state of natural disasters in order to collectively build proactive models for response and recovery.

The long-term support of our Good360 Disaster Recovery Council (GDRC) partners is critical to our ongoing work to support disaster-impacted communities. Thank you to the following generous partners:

For more information about GDRC membership, please contact Jim Alvey, Director of Partnerships, Disaster Recovery at jalvey@good360.org.    

Are you a company ready to donate critically needed goods?

 

Good360 takes a holistic approach to disaster recovery, starting with the impacted communities’ immediate needs (even during the evacuation stage) and committing to being there for the long-term, always focused on delivering the right goods to the right people at the right time.

Are you a nonprofit helping disaster-impacted communities?

 

Working with Good360, you can communicate your community’s needs as they change over time and we will work with our corporate partners to source the goods you need.  We can store products until you’re ready for them.

 
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