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Each year, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation (UCCF) recognizes some of the most accomplished and innovative social impact initiatives spearheaded by the business community. Since 2000, the Citizens Awards has honored the private sector’s best efforts to raise the bar on social responsibility and improve communities around the world. This year,...

When Hurricane Florence pummeled the Carolinas in September 2018, the devastation hit close to home for GAF, the largest maker of roofing materials in North America. GAF operates a plant in Burgaw, N.C., a town of about 4,000 residents located 25 miles north of Wilmington, N.C. At the time, the company...

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 flooding due to the unprecedented rainfall in Houston and Southeast Texas.  Within four days, many areas received over 40 inches of rain, making Harvey the wettest tropical cyclone on record...

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 was the strongest hurricane to hit the Florida Panhandle in history and the strongest storm in terms of wind speed to hit the continental U.S. since Hurricane Andrew in 1992.  The disaster devastated...

Hurricane Florence was the first major Hurricane that hit the United States in the 2018 hurricane season. The damage inflicted by Florence was unprecedented and the effects are still being felt by those left in its wake. Over 600,000 homes were damaged or destroyed by Florence and as nonprofits begin...