Disaster Recovery


Stepping Up When Disasters Strike
When a devastating tornado cut a swath through the community of Moore, Oklahoma, the Office Depot Foundation quickly stepped up to help by donating food and essential relief supplies in collaboration with Oklahoma City-based Feed The Children. Subsequently, the Foundation donated 3,000 sackpacks for schoolchildren in Moore and convened a “Conversation on Community Renewal” at Feed The Children’s headquarters that brought together individuals from a wide array of nonprofit organizations and government agencies that were involved in helping Moore’s residents and businesses to recover and rebuild.

The Foundation continued as the primary sponsor of the National Disaster Help Desk for Business, which is managed by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Corporate Citizenship Center. The Help Desk – a 24-hour, toll-free hotline (1-888-MY-BIZ-HELP) staffed by disaster relief and recovery professionals – provides essential information, expert guidance and connections to invaluable resources at times when people feel overwhelmed.