Article Out Loud – The Maui Wildfires, Relief Funds, and Incident Recovery

Full article by Douglas (Doug) Stockham, an Article Out Loud from Domestic Preparedness, July 10, 2024. 

In this feature article, the co-founder of the nonprofit Emergency Assistance Foundation describes the financial effects of the Maui wildfires. When a disaster strikes, some people do not have the protections or the financial means to fully recover. 

Listen to expert insights on how companies and organizations can play pivotal roles in helping their employees who may be struggling through a disaster or personal hardship. 

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Douglas (Doug) Stockham

Douglas (Doug) Stockham co-founded Emergency Assistance Foundation (EAF) – a 501(c)(3) public non-profit – in 2011 to help companies take care of their team members in need. Bringing his entrepreneurial spirit to EAF, Doug created an organization thathas received more than $395 million in donationstohelp over340,000 individualsand families with grants totaling upwards of $270 million. He has positioned EAF to successfully respond to large-scale disasters – including devastating hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria in 2017, the global COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, andtheongoing conflict in Ukraine – ensuring that financialassistancereaches those in need no matter the location or obstacle. Doug earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Vanderbilt University and a Master of Business Administration degree in finance from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. 



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