Good360 Disaster Recovery Council

UPS Longitudes | Growing Support for Resilient Response

Shari Rudolph @ Good360
Press Release

The Good360 Disaster Recovery Council (GDRC) launched in the fall of 2017 during what would become one of the most active Atlantic hurricane seasons on record.

The Logistics of Disaster Response

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When disasters occur, relief teams are often faced with an excess of donated materials that are not needed and can even be detrimental to providing support. The influx of unnecessary materials can slow the progress of delivering goods to those in need. Even the right supplies can be problematic when they reach the wrong location or arrive at the wrong time—such as before there is a place to safely store them. The result is that, according to the National Science Foundation, up to 60 percent of goods donated after a disaster end up going to waste.

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