Disaster Recovery International (DRI) Foundation is committed to helping our veterans succeed. To do our part, the Foundation has created a Veterans Outreach Program (VOP) to help our Veterans realize their dreams and help both themselves and their respective organizations achieve great success as they transition into the professions of emergency response, crisis management, business continuity and disaster recovery.
At previous DRI conferences, we have mobilized 98 volunteers, packed 1,200 bags of produce for homebound seniors, sorted 10,160 pounds of food (that’s over five tons) for families in need, helped re-furbish veterans housing, and forged friendships among Certified Professionals and their families which will surely last a lifetime. And this is just in the past two years!
The DRI Foundation hosted a special business continuity training course (BCLE 2000) for Wounded Warriors, the first of its kind, taught at Brooke Army Medical Center at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, TX, on August 13-17. Col. Alan Lake, USAF (Ret.), CBCP, and Co-Chair of the DRI Foundation Veterans Outreach Program (VOP) Committee, taught the course.
The DRI Foundation partners with non-profit organizations in communities impacted by disasters to provide help where it is needed most. But not all disasters are natural disasters, as evidenced by a tragic accident in Canada that led us to make a donation focused on first responders.
Emmy Award winning actress Patricia Heaton provides this introduction to the DRI Foundation’s Veterans Outreach Program, (VOP) created to help our Veterans realize their dreams and help both themselves and their respective organizations achieve great success as they transition into the professions of emergency response, crisis management, business continuity and disaster recovery.
What We Do
The DRI Foundation focuses on sustainable resilience activities over immediate relief with the goal of empowering communities to help themselves. We pursue our vision of resilient communities worldwide by promoting disaster risk reduction through partnership and education and aiding recovery efforts through fundraising and volunteerism.
The DRI Foundation’s Women in Business Continuity Management (WBCM) community provides female business continuity, crisis management and disaster recovery professionals with learning and networking opportunities. It also has an equal and much deeper purpose – a forum for women supporting women!
Each year the DRI Foundation provides an opportunity for DRI Certified Professionals from around the world to volunteer their skills and abilities to make a positive impact in the communities where DRI International’s annual conference is held.