Donations to Fund Disaster-Resistant Housing Project
The Disaster Recovery International (DRI) Foundation has taken an active hand in aiding relief efforts for the survivors of Super Typhoon Haiyan-Yolanda in the Philippines.
For the first time, the Foundation solicited donations for this singular cause from the business continuity and emergency management continuity. The response was overwhelming, as supporters rushed to provide funding to help in the wake of the typhoon.
Reaching out to its contacts in the Philippines to determine the best use of supporters’ donations, the Foundation confirmed the urgent need to begin rebuilding. To that end, it partnered with Habitat for Humanity Philippines to sponsor a Habitat Core House, a structure designed to be resistant to earthquakes and typhoons, which will help a family to start anew.
“We are not surprised at the altruism that our fellow business continuity, disaster recovery and emergency management colleagues showed in the face of this devastating event,” said AnneMarie Staley, DRI Foundation Chair. “We are proud to be a part of this noble community.”
The DRI Foundation is grateful to its donors for their generosity and support in times of crisis, and will continue to help the survivors of Haiyan-Yolanda to rebuild in the coming months.
About the DRI Foundation
The Disaster Recovery International (DRI) Foundation, Inc. helps organizations worldwide begin the recovery process as soon as possible. The DRI Foundation was envisioned and launched as a separate entity of the Disaster Recovery Institute (DRI) International, which has been certifying business continuity and disaster recovery professionals since 1988. By leveraging the Institute’s relationships with U.S. agencies, international governments and worldwide relief agencies, the Foundation empowers more than 11,000 worldwide certified professionals to give back to their communities through volunteer relief and advocacy efforts.
“I’d like to thank those of you who have donated so far, and I’d like to encourage the rest of you to join your fellow continuity professionals in supporting the people of the Philippines in their time of need,” said DRI Foundation Chair AnneMarie Staley. “It’s always wonderful to see our community come together, especially around such an important cause. Please give generously to the Foundation’s Typhoon Haiyan-Yolanda Relief Fund in order to help us help those most affected by this terrible tragedy.”
Some two dozen industry professional organizations have already partnered with the foundation to raise awareness of fundraising efforts, and more have pledged their support.