Congrats to the 2017 Best Disaster Response and Community Resilience Program Finalists!

Oct 11, 2017 11:00 AM ET

Congratulations to the Best Disaster Response and Community Resilience Finalist…

The Best Disaster Response and Community Resilience Corporate Citizenship Award recognizes businesses and chambers that help communities prepare for and recover from disasters. Read on to learn more about the significant, positive impacts these businesses have had in communities, locally and globally.

Learn more about their programs and join us at the 2017 Corporate Citizenship Conference and Awards on November 14—15 to see who wins!

Albertsons Companies

When a disaster strikes, first responders rely on community partners to serve as frontline resources—proving supplies and manpower to help those in need.

During the August 2016 floods in Louisiana, Albertsons Companies activated its Disaster Relief and Outreach Initiative to serve a critical need in impacted communities. Efforts included fundraisers, food and product donations, logistic assistance, and cash donations. Store facilities coordinated with sister stores and vendor partners—and even transformed into emergency shelters and command centers for the local the fire and police department, mayor’s office, and the Department of Homeland Security.

In a disaster that caused roughly $8.7 billion in damage and destroyed more than 60,000 homes, Albertsons Companies employees worked around the clock to serve their community—tending to the needs of others—disregarding their own loss and hardships.


Mastercard is responding to a pressing need from the humanitarian and development sector, making aid delivery during emergencies and disasters more secure and transparent. The Mastercard Aid Network provides vulnerable populations with greater control and dignity, and stimulates local economies.

The Mastercard Aid Network is an end-to-end service designed to streamline aid distribution both for short-term disaster relief and ongoing, long-term developmental support programs. The chip-enabled cards benefit a diverse set of stakeholders, from persons of concern to the organization delivering assistance to the donor that allocates funds to respond to a crisis. NGOs from the International Rescue Committee to Mercy Corps have distributed Mastercard Aid cards, and in fewer than two years, they have been deployed in nine countries and are expected to reach over 600,000 people.

The Walt Disney Company

The Walt Disney Company is committed to building the resilience and capacity of children, schools, and communities. Working in partnership with the American Red Cross and Save the Children, Disney designed interactive, child-friendly tools to promote the importance of disaster risk reduction education.

As child-engagement experts, Disney has helped build creative and engaging programming—with Disney characters serving as important conduits for learning important lifesaving messages.

To date, Disney’s partnerships with the American Red Cross and Save the Children have helped hundreds of thousands of children around the world learn how to be better prepared for disasters. Disney has dramatically reduced the impact of disasters on children’s physical, emotional, cognitive, and social development and empowered communities worldwide to be agents of change in building resilient communities.