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Disaster Recovery

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Not If…But When

From its inception in 1994 as the Office Depot Disaster Relief Foundation, the Office Depot Foundation has clearly understood the often-devastating impact that a natural disaster can have on individuals, nonprofit organizations, small businesses, communities and even entire nations.  And make no mistake… disasters WILL happen; it’s just a question of when.

Through the years, the Foundation’s philosophy has evolved from one that viewed disasters as isolated events to one that acknowledges the full spectrum of a disaster’s life cycle – from preparedness, to immediate relief when a disaster strikes, to short-term recovery and long-term rebuilding.

The Office Depot Foundation’s strategic priority of “Helping communities prepare for disasters, as well as recovering and rebuilding afterwards” includes the following disaster-related initiatives:

  • National Disaster Help Desk for Business (1-888-MY-BIZ-HELP)
  • Leadership of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Corporate Citizenship Center’s Business Disaster Assistance and Recovery Program
  • Resources for disaster preparedness, recovery and rebuilding through the Office Depot Foundation website
  • Disaster-specific relief, recovery and rebuilding efforts
  • Disaster assistance grants for Office Depot associates

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