We’ve all see the images of devasting floods and the damage left behind by Hurricane Florence. As CSR professionals we can be proud of the rapid response by corporate donors. More than $15 million has been pledged in aid from companies large and small. The amount is expected to rise as more company contributions are reported. Here are 10 companies who are helping with hurricane relief by drawing on their organization’s strengths and responding in an authentic way that reflects their company culture.
The recent spate of disasters is a wake-up call to CSR leads. Its time to be proactive and prepared. Having a disaster plan—whether it sits in on your intranet, your bookshelf or in my case, the refrigerator, is a critical responsibility moving forward.
“Will hurricane relief and recovery efforts effect #GivingTuesday fundraising?” For Momentum’s president and founder Mollye Rhea was asked the same question on LinkedIn. Her response was: “With the devastation of Harvey and Irma and the anticipation of what Jose, Maria and Lee will bring, I think hurricane relief efforts would make an ideal topic for #GivingTuesday fundraising projects. As we know, recovery will be taking place in the impacted communities for years to come.”