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Gail McGovern

Entries by Gail McGovern

In Her Own Words: Stories from the Storm

(0) Comments | Posted May 27, 2014 | 9:52 AM

During my six years at the helm of the American Red Cross, I have seen a number of devastating disasters, and you think you would get used to it, but you never do. On my trip to Arkansas this past weekend, the damage I saw, to homes and lives, was...

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A Record Year of Disaster and Recovery

(0) Comments | Posted December 23, 2011 | 10:57 AM

2011 will be remembered as a year of relentless disasters that cost thousands of lives and destroyed whole communities from as far away as Japan to as close to home as Joplin, Missouri, the heartland of America. The human toll was tragic. The Japan earthquake and tsunami alone claimed more...

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Corporate and Nonprofit Collaboration Is the Best Recipe for Disaster Response

(1) Comments | Posted August 25, 2010 | 5:33 PM

While disasters are inevitable, unfortunately, effective response to them isn't. With the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina upon us, we're reminded of the increasingly large role the private sector is playing in disaster relief worldwide, joining forces with nonprofit organizations to aid regions hit by natural and man-made disasters.

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