We need “mom & pop” businesses to be disaster resistant
Small businesses, which are 99% of the US economy play a large part in any local economy’s ability to recover after a disaster. People need basic services, and basic services need people. A business that can resume services after a disaster helps the community to recover. Repeatedly, people will not return if a grocery store, hardware store and restaurants are not available but those stores can’t exist without a population to support them; some of the most visible cases of this is after Hurricanes Katrina, Sandy, Harvey and Maria.
Our organization’s educational materials, and specifically the DRB Toolkit®, enable a business to re-open their doors sooner because they are prepared. In short, we support businesses and organizations – all of them – and the communities where they operate. But, we cannot do this alone.