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11/14/2013

Continuity Professionals Come Together: Support Typhoon Haiyan-Yolanda Relief!

Call to Action: Make Your Dollars Count by Donating Generously to the DRI Foundation

As the details of the tragedy in the Philippines come to light, we at the DRI Foundation are shocked and distressed by the magnitude of the devastation in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan-Yolanda. As business continuity and emergency response professionals, we know that a disaster of this size will profoundly affect millions and have a lingering impact on the region for years to come.

But continuity professionals worldwide can make an impact too. The DRI Foundation is calling all continuity professionals, and their organizations, to donate to the Foundation’s Haiyan-Yolando Relief Fund. To donate, click on the link provided. We pledge that every penny donated will go directly to relief and recovery efforts. There is strength and solidarity in numbers, and by combining our donations, we will send a message of support, help, and hope from our community to those in need.

“In keeping with our mission of providing grassroots support swiftly and strategically, Foundation funds will support efforts to meet immediate needs for basic essentials, such as shelter and food,” said DRI Foundation Chair AnneMarie Staley. “We recognize that massive work lies ahead and know that, for those impacted, the heartache is real. We praise the humanitarian efforts unfolding and are hopeful for small miracles and big relief efforts, of which we plan to be a part.”

“Our heartfelt thoughts and condolences go out to all those immediately affected and to their family and friends wherever they may be,” Staley said. “The images that cross our internet and TV screens daily are a stunning reminder that the world community must stand by the people of the Philippines. The DRI Foundation applauds those assisting with humanitarian aid and providing financial support. As a body of professionals whose work centers on incidents and disasters, we embrace our responsibility to be supportive and ready to lend a hand.”

The mission of the DRI Foundation is to help organizations and communities impacted by disaster engage with relief organizations worldwide efficiently and effectively in order to begin the recovery process as soon as possible. We encourage you to join us in supporting the people of the Philippines by donating to the Foundation now.

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