Haiti Earthquake & Disasters in the U.S. Wednesday, Coordination call August 18, 2pm ET
More than 1,200
people have died and at least 5,700 injured following a 7.2
magnitude earthquake struck Haiti on Saturday, August 14. The
earthquake destroyed hundreds of buildings and hospitals are
severely overwhelmed struggling to treat injured patients.
Meanwhile, disasters continue across the U.S., for
example, wildfires have burned more than 4 million acres
this year. In California, the Dixie Fire has grown to 569,707
acres and is only 31% contained, becoming the second largest
fire in state history. Additionally, tropical weather
continues to post a threat to coastal areas of the U.S.
Join us for a coordination call on Wednesday,
August 18, from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. ET to hear from government
and multilateral, as well as business and nonprofit partners
responding to the earthquake (first half of the call) and
domestic events in the U.S (second half of the call). For
both, we’ll discuss the current needs on the ground and how
companies can support response and relief efforts.