You know DRI International, but you may not know about the Disaster Recovery International Foundation. That’s why we’re holding a “DRI Foundation FAQs” webinar – to raise awareness of the foundation and its projects, to let you know how you can get involved, and to answer your questions. The webinar will be held Thursday, May 10 from 2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. E.D.T.; click here to register now.
In a nutshell, it’s all about giving back – giving back to our industry, to communities in need, to those who need a hand preparing for or recovering from crises. The foundation seeks to offer assistance when and where needed and also wants to offer an opportunity to our community of business continuity professionals to do more, go above and beyond, and give back.
Right now, there are two DRI Foundation projects running in cooperation with DRI2012. First, we’ll get our hands dirty while opening our hearts during Volunteer Day, on Saturday, May 19, 2012, in New Orleans. The foundation is sponsoring two good causes — Habitat for Humanity and Second Harvest/Feed America in New Orleans. DRI Foundation Director of Volunteerism, Clyde Berger, will be on the webinar to tell you all about the rewards of volunteering, about his many trips to New Orleans and how each time he got far more than he gave.
Second, you’ll learn about the foundation’s silent auction. It’s running online now through May 16 and culminates in the on-site silent auction on Tuesday, May 22, during the DRI2012 conference. The auction will raise funds for the foundation’s charitable works. DRI Foundation Chair AnneMarie Staley and DRI Foundation Fundraising Chair, Michele Verdino Ostler, will be online to talk about the foundation and the auction. They’ll even preview some of the exciting items you can bid on!