Disaster Response

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation publishes content on disaster response and related issues. Find and access current and archived items in our database. 

12th Annual Building Resilience Conference

This event is for professionals with resilience- or crisis-related roles in their business, government agency, or NGO and is dedicated to dialogue and best practices that will improve resilience locally and strengthen communities globally.
U.S. Chamber Foundation's Marc DeCourcey and UPS's Laura Lane
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Six weeks after a series of devastating earthquakes struck Türkiye and Syria, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation led two discussions during the U.S.-Türkiye Business Forum: Prioritizing Resilient Partnerships, convened with the U.S. Chamber’s U.S.-Türkiye Business Council on March 13.  As the region begins to focus on recovery to meet humanitarian needs, this creates opportunities for strengthening relationships and building stronger, more resilient communities.   

Coordinating the Business Response to Earthquakes in Turkiye (Turkey) and Syria

Through the lifesaving search-and-rescue phase through long-term recovery and rebuilding, the U.S. Chamber and U.S. Chamber Foundation are committed to supporting response efforts in Turkiye (Turkey) and Syria and serving as the hub of the business-sector response. This page shares video recordings and briefing notes from coordination calls convened by the U.S. Chamber Foundation.

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Announces Winners of the 23rd Annual Citizens Awards

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation announced the recipients of its 23rd Annual Citizens Awards – eight companies that have shown exceptional leadership in harnessing innovation and creativity to solve our most pressing issues. From developing a STEM program to support the future aerospace workforce, to reducing waste and emissions across the supply chain, to delivering critical relief items to Ukrainian refugees, these companies illustrate how strong businesses are the foundation of strong communities.

Hurricane Season Resources

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation has a number of resources to help businesses prepare and recover from disasters. If your business has been impacted by a recent storm or you would like to offer assistance to help those in need, we've compiled a list of resources below. We will continue to update this list as more information become available. For any questions, please reach out to resilience@uschamber.com.

Alejandro N. Mayorkas, secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, speaking
Following last month's 11th Annual Building Resilience Conference, policy experts, thought leaders, and government officials gave remarks on the importance of private-public partnerships to build resilience, equity and closing the gap on small business readiness, and optimizing supply chain coordination.