In 2017 in the U.S. alone, we saw 16 devastating weather and climate disasters with over $300B in damages. This year is no different, and the frequency of these disasters is expected to increase by 5x over the next 50 years due to the impacts of climate change. We know that disasters disrupt supply chains, but what keeps us up at night are the communities in need.
The coordination of humanitarian aid is extremely complex, as these insights show:
At Flexport.org, we’re motivated every day by the courageous relief efforts of nonprofits and communities, and the companies who donate goods to help. In order to support the Hurricane Florence disaster relief, Flexport.org is working with organizations to enable the recovery efforts of over 100 local nonprofits. Examples of goods needed now for direct relief range from hygiene products, children’s diapers, and bed linens to work gloves and shovels.
Through our direct partnerships with nonprofits, discounted freight services, and real-time tracking, Flexport.org is committed to making sure that your product donations actually reach the right communities in need, at the right time. If your company would like to support any of our current disaster relief efforts with product donations, please get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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