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When we think about what happens in a disaster, it’s not hard to picture the massive devastation brought on by a hurricane, tornado or wildfire. We’ve all seen the images on television. But disasters don’t just cause physical damage. They inevitably lead to a second set of issues — the emotional...

Launched in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria in 2017, the Resilient Response Initiative was created to challenge major corporations to take a more proactive, thoughtful approach to disaster response. The organizers of the joint initiative — a conglomerate of private companies and nonprofit organizations, believed that — believed that a shift...

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...

In the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian, humanitarian aid workers trying to get critically needed supplies to survivors in the Bahamas faced a logistical nightmare of monumental proportions. One of the most powerful hurricanes ever recorded in the Atlantic Ocean stalled over the Bahamas for two days, leaving roads, docks, airports and...

The International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction first began in 1989 after a call by the United Nations General Assembly to set aside a day to promote a global culture of risk awareness and disaster mitigation. Celebrated on October 13th each year, the day gives communities around the world an opportunity...

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...

Presented by Good360, All Hands and Hearts and OneStar Foundation, the first Resilient Response Regional Forum takes place in Houston today.  The Forum, hosted at Mattress Firm’s BEDquarters, is comprised of industry leaders who will share disaster recovery best practices and identify ways to implement a more resilient response to...

In September, 2018, Good360 launched the Resilient Response campaign in collaboration with All Hands and Hearts. We created the campaign for a simple reason: Disaster giving around the globe is broken.Some 60 percent of unsolicited goods donated after a disaster ends up in landfills (or otherwise goes unused), according to...

 
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