B:CIVIC published “Planning for Resilience: Disaster Response Toolkit” in January 2021, in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. It was developed to support businesses in their efforts to effectively respond to all types of disasters and build resiliency in our community. Nearly three years later, companies and community needs have evolved. We caught up with several of the companies featured in the Strategic Disaster Response Toolkit to learn about new features to their strategies. A common thread across all companies is growing attention to social and environmental resiliency and a proactive approach.
Hundreds of asylum-seekers and migrants have arrived in Denver from South and Central America over the past two weeks. Mayor Hancock issued an emergency declaration and is calling on the entire community to assist with sheltering, feeding, clothing, and meeting other essential needs of these new arrivals, particularly as winter weather sets in. Here are several ways you can help, and more information can be found here at this link.
This was originally shared in the B:CIVIC community newsletter on Jan. 4, 2022.
Resources to Help Support Boulder County
Oil and gas is known for being a boom and bust industry. Its leaders and employees are no strangers to dealing with dramatic fluctuation in commodity prices due to factors outside their control. Now, the combination of the COVID-19 pandemic and the price war between Saudi Arabia and Russia have created a dual negative impact that is hitting the industry especially hard. In spite of this combination of challenges that have led to lay-offs and billions of dollars in losses, industry members have stayed true to their roots and continue to provide philanthropic support to local communities.
“Nonprofits are crucial to the better quality of life we enjoy here in Colorado,” said Renny Fagan, President and CEO of Colorado Nonprofit Association. “Our communities thrive when individuals, nonprofits, for-profits and government work together, and Colorado Nonprofit Week celebrates this work.”