Washington, D.C. – The National Association of Manufacturers is pleased to announce a strategic partnership with national nonprofits SBP and Good360 that will offer disaster resiliency and recovery resources, support and training to the NAM’s 14,000 members nationwide.
Building on the broader philanthropic and community work NAM members have been doing regularly for many years, this partnership with two national disaster resiliency and recovery organizations expands the reach and effectiveness of the NAM’s efforts and positions NAM members to better understand and engage with disaster recovery needs in their own communities and across the country.
The partnership benefits NAM members by providing training, resources and tools to prepare for and respond to natural disasters, helping members reduce the risk of disasters and recover quickly should one strike. The partnership will also provide opportunities for purposeful and impactful giving and lending, allowing members to maximize the impact of their charitable giving to communities affected by disasters. Similar to the outpouring of resources to NAM members after recent events such as Hurricane Dorian and Tropical Storm Imelda, the NAM’s partnership with SBP and Good360 will provide ongoing support to affected members’ employees to simplify an overly complicated recovery space and increase predictability for survivors as they navigate their individual recovery.
Manufacturers and NAM members are tireless supporters of our communities and those in need,” said NAM Chief Operating Officer Todd Boppell. “We are excited about the opportunity to expand and extend our disaster resiliency work and to make that support more effective than ever.
The NAM announced the strategic partnership to members at its September board meeting in Washington, D.C.
By leveraging each other’s strengths and experiences, the NAM, SBP and Good360 look forward to many successful initiatives to help manufacturers become more resilient and active in their community’s disaster recovery.
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SBP is a national nonprofit whose mission is to shrink the time between disaster and recovery by educating individuals, companies, nonprofits and government agencies about disaster preparedness before events occur and helping those affected by disasters to rebuild and recover. Good360, also a national nonprofit, is the global leader in product philanthropy and purposeful giving and partners with hundreds of socially responsible companies to source highly needed products and distribute them through a network of diverse nonprofits that support people in need, including survivors of disasters.
SBP and Good360 have partnered with the NAM to provide training, resources and tools to help manufacturers prepare for and respond to natural disasters.
The National Association of Manufacturers is the largest manufacturing association in the United States, representing small and large manufacturers in every industrial sector and in all 50 states. Manufacturing employs more than 12.8 million men and women, contributes $2.38 trillion to the U.S. economy annually, has the largest economic multiplier of any major sector and accounts for more than three-quarters of private-sector research and development. The NAM is the powerful voice of the manufacturing community and the leading advocate for a policy agenda that helps manufacturers compete in the global economy and create jobs across the United States. For more information about the Manufacturers or to follow us on Shopfloor, Twitter and Facebook, please visit www.nam.org.