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NEW YORK – February 17 — DRI International (‘DRI’), the world’s leading business continuity and disaster recovery training organization, is pleased to announce that Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn G. Goodman has issued an official proclamation that February 25, 2017 will be ‘DRI Foundation Day’ in recognition of DRI Foundation’s annual Volunteer Day held during the DRI Annual Conference. Bob Beers, Las Vegas City Councilman, Ward 2, will be on hand to welcome volunteers and read the proclamation.

“DRI is honored to receive this recognition and thankful for having a dedicated staff and community of volunteers committed to expanding the reach and impact of the Foundation’s mission to promote resilient communities worldwide,” said AnneMarie Staley, DRI Foundation Chair. “We’re very grateful to Mayor Goodman for recognizing our efforts.”

The proclamation was issued to demonstrate the city’s appreciation for volunteers who choose to make a difference in the community. Councilman Beers will visit the Veterans Village #2 at the 50 N. 21st Street location on DRI Foundation Day in support of the DRI Foundation’s efforts.

“We are especially pleased to be able to support veterans here in Las Vegas,” said Al Berman, DRI president. “I see this as an extension of our overall commitment to veterans, which includes our Veterans Outreach Program which provides scholarships to help veterans transition into the professions of emergency response, crisis management, business continuity and disaster recovery.”

“Veterans Village Las Vegas is proud to be a part of the ‘DRI Foundation Day’ in recognition of its annual Volunteer Day held during the DRI Annual Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada,” said Arnold Stalk PhD, Founder, Veterans Village Las Vegas. “We’re happy to welcome DRI’s volunteers and their support of our vision – the creation of an environment that is home to United States Veterans.”

Each year, DRI International hosts an annual conference for business continuity and resilience professionals. This year, the DRI Annual Conference, DRI2017, will be taking place in Las Vegas at the Golden Nugget. An integral part of this conference is an opportunity for professionals to give back directly to the community by playing an active role in Volunteer Day. As part of DRI2017, the DRI Foundation is mobilizing and coordinating its network of volunteers and resources to hold Volunteer Day to help local area nonprofits. Volunteers will have the opportunity to directly assist two amazing organizations in Las Vegas: Veterans Village, a transitional and permanent housing residence for U.S. veterans and Three Square, a food bank dedicated to providing wholesome food to hungry people while passionately pursuing a hunger-free community.

To learn more about DRI2017 and Volunteer Day, visit:

To learn more about the DRI Foundation’s Veterans Outreach Program, visit:

About the DRI Foundation and DRI International
cropped-cropped-dri_foundation_logo.pngThe Disaster Recovery International Foundation’s vision is to promote ‘Resilient Communities Worldwide’. We pursue our vision by promoting disaster risk reduction through partnership and education and aiding recovery efforts through fundraising and volunteerism. The DRI Foundation is a registered 501(c)3 corporation.

Disaster Recovery Institute International (DRI) is the leading nonprofit that helps organizations around the world prepare for and recover from disasters by providing education, accreditation, and thought leadership in business continuity and related fields.

About Veterans Village Las Vegas
Veterans Village Las Vegas is dedicated to the creation of an environment that is home to United States Veterans. This is a unique and innovative approach to holistic and comprehensive housing with intensive support services. Public and private collaborative partnerships have been created to provide supplies and services to residents including housing, medical and mental health services, employment training, referrals and placements, food pantry/nutrition programs and transportation to the VA Hospital and primary care clinics.