Congratulations to the 2014 Best Disaster Response and Community Resilience Program Finalists!

Congratulations to the 2014 Best Disaster Response and Community Resilience Program Finalists!

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Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 10:00am

Congratulations to Best Disaster Response and Community Resilience Program Finalists, Citi Foundation, Cornerstone OnDemand, Inc., and Farmers Group, for the 2014 Corporate Citizenship Awards!

The Best Disaster Response and Community Resilience Program recognizes companies for responding to disasters and creating more resilient communities. Read on to learn more about all of the inspiring initiaves our finalists have developed in the U.S. and around the world!

Hurricane Sandy caused dozens of deaths and massive damage to homes, businesses, power systems, and transportation systems. Citi’s core disaster strategy is to provide the resources that allow local actors to efficiently and effectively respond to current and future emergencies. The Citi Foundation was a founding member and is a lead donor of the Housing & Neighborhood Recovery Donor Collaborative with the Mayor’s Fund to Advance NYC.  To date, $3,255,000 has been distributed to 34 nonprofit organizations as part of the Collaborative towards recovery, preparedness, and resiliency efforts.

Amid the growing complexity of humanitarian action, it is increasingly apparent that staff training is essential to the success or failure of disaster preparedness and response efforts. Recognizing the need for accessible, affordable, high-quality training, Cornerstone OnDemand (CSOD) created an online platform titled which provides sector-specific training on topics like Humanitarianism, Programs/Operations, Protection, Staff Welfare, and Management and Leadership. More than 30,000 people have used the site, including experts, staff and volunteers from organizations like Action Against Hunger, Harvard Humanitarian Institute, PeaceCorps and Oxfam.

A deadly tornado hit the city of Joplin, Missouri on May 22nd, 2011, destroying or damaging 8,000 properties and leaving hundreds of residents homeless. Farmers Group donated more than $500,000 and logged 10,000 hours of volunteer work in response to the disaster. Thirty top-level Farmers executives launched a data program predicting a recovery completion date, which allowed nonprofits to map out their presence in Joplin through 2014.  The results of the project were also shared with the City Manager to ensure a city-wide understanding of the process to recovery.

On November 20, a winner from these exemplary finalists will be selected at the 2014 Citizens Awards. Register now to attend!

Where: Washington, D.C.
5:30 - 9:30 p.m.