Community resilience is generally defined as the ability to adapt to, withstand, or rapidly recover from a disaster or catastrophic event. In 2016, Good360 founded the Disaster Recovery Council to help companies give more effectively and efficiently in response to disasters as well as helping communities build resilience to better withstand and recover from catastrophic events. Two years later, Good360 and our council members partnered with All Hands and Hearts – Smart Response to launch a campaign around thoughtful giving called Resilient Response.
Since launching just three years ago, our list of pledge partners has grown to over 65 companies and nonprofits committed to the six key pillars of disaster recovery listed below. By taking the Resilient Response pledge, you’re joining 65 like-minded organizations that help provide the right goods to the right people at the right time throughout all stages of disaster recovery.
There is no financial ask required. Click the button below to take the Resilient Response pledge!
Develop plans and partnerships for disaster giving before tragedy strikes
Respond only to needs confirmed by disaster-impacted communities
Provide assistance during all phases of recovery
Equitably equip communities with the resources to mitigate the impact of disaster
Be clear about actions and accountable to promises
Show stakeholders that there’s a better way through action
The Resilient Response initiative is part of Good360’s Disaster Recovery Council’s charter to educate organizations about disaster recovery best practices. Five years ago, the GDRC was founded to help companies give more effectively and efficiently in response to natural disasters. Members include The UPS Foundation, United Airlines, Ecolab, CVS, Amazon, Walmart, Lowe’s, Restoration Hardware, CarMax, Bombas, Hasbro, GAF and nonprofits including Save the Children, SBP, All Hands and Hearts, OneStar Foundation, Common Impact and the Center for Disaster Philanthropy.
In 2018, we worked with Resilient Response founding member, All Hands and Hearts, to help refurbish homes in Baton Rouge after extreme rainfall caused catastrophic flooding across central Louisiana. By working together, we were able to turn 30 houses back into homes for displaced residents.