In the wake of the global COVID-19 pandemic, response to natural disasters will look different in 2020. Response systems will likely be strained, additional shelters may be required to uphold social distancing requirements, and additional products may be needed to support those impacted or displaced.
Good360 is working closely with its corporate and nonprofit partners to respond to communities’ needs on an ongoing basis as the COVID-19 crisis unfolds. At the same time, we are also preparing for this year’s Atlantic hurricane season by strategically pre-positioning needed goods for timely and effective response.
The Resilient Response pledge and its pillars are more relevant than ever.
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With the both the frequency and intensity of natural disasters on the rise around the globe, there’s an urgent need for a more thoughtful approach to the way we respond and help impacted communities recover. Good360, All Hands & Hearts, and OneStar Foundation are joining forces to build stronger communities that can better withstand future disasters.
The Resilient Response pledge reflects these key pillars of thoughtful giving:
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When you join us and the esteemed companies
above in committing to thoughtful and purposeful
post-disaster giving, you are also:
In our disaster response and recovery planning, my organization:
Good360, in collaboration with All Hands and Hearts, and the newest partner of the joint initiative, OneStar Foundation, mark the one-year anniversary of Resilient Response. Formed at the first anniversary of Hurricane Maria last year, Resilient Response was created to challenge major corporations to implement more thoughtful giving practices in the wake of natural disasters.
Co-Founder of All Hands and Hearts – Smart Response, Petra Nemcova, and our CEO, Howard Sherman, discussed Resilient Response through smart giving with Brian Sullivan on CNBC. We are asking corporations to think in terms of long-term needs and to join our pledge to rebuild disaster resilient communities. Watch the interview to the left.
On September 14, Hurricane Florence made landfall in the Carolinas. Days after, flood waters continue to rise. Thousands of homes–over 4,300 in Bern, North Carolina alone–have sustained damage, and the full effects of the hurricane are not yet known.
But the pattern of response to Florence will be more predictable. Already, corporate donors are pledging commitments to aid affected areas, and fundraisers for organizations like Habitat for Humanity, the American Red Cross, and GlobalGiving are underway.
Read the rest of the article here to learn how Good360 and All Hands & Hearts – Smart Response are contributing to a more thoughtful response in disaster recovery.
This guest post is featured on the Charity Navigator blog, outlining the Resilient Response Initiative, a coalition including two Charity Navigator 4-star charities, and provides tips for how other nonprofit organizations can embrace the pledge and join the coalition.
The generous outpouring of corporate donations after a natural disaster is critical for the recovery of impacted communities. However, this giving is often uninformed and therefore misaligned with actual needs, resulting in significant waste.
To help tackle this challenge, Good360 and All Hands and Hearts – Smart Response are bringing together dedicated corporate partners to take immediate action towards ensuring a more resilient response to any disaster.
We are grateful for our socially responsible corporate partners who collaborate with us every day to tackle these key issues in disaster giving:
How You Can Help
This article from Charity Navigator, How to Become a Long-Term Partner in Disaster Recovery, shares some important tips on how to think about giving during disasters and how you can be proactive in understanding how the organizations you support are playing a role in long-term, resilient recovery.
Also, read these articles to learn more about how to best support disaster recovery: