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Join the Resilience Alliance

On Tuesday, March 19th, Vibrant Hawaiʻi will host a Summit to launch the Resilience Alliance, a network of Hawai'i Island nonprofit organizations and businesses committed to building resilience and preparedness in the case of emergency. The Summit, held at the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo, will feature presentations tailored for our social service and business community to support their emergency operation planning, human resources, and executive and fiscal personnel who can benefit from understanding FEMA disaster reimbursement programs. The Resilience Alliance is led by former Civil Defense Administrator, Darryl Oliveira

"Effective preparation and coordination are key to mitigating the impact of disasters and potentially expediting recovery. I invite you to participate in our upcoming Summit, where we will convene to share best practices, establish network communication channels, and develop protocols for information sharing. Through our collective efforts, we can pave the way for a more resilient and sustainable future for Hawaiʻi." Darryl Oliveira, Resilience Alliance Chair

The vision for the Resilience Alliance is simply this: proactively invest in communication, training, and relationships to cultivate a robust network to enable swift mobilization and coordinated support for the Hawai'i Island community during times of crisis.


Vibrant Hawaiʻi Executive Director Janice Ikeda shares her excitement for the Summit, "For the past 4 years, Hawaiʻi Island residents have benefitted from the coordinated network approach of over 40 community led Resilience Hubs. They ability activate as a coordinated network has resulted in efficient and equitable distribution of resources, and increased resilience for families islandwide. Our local businesses have always been a part of these initiatives, and this is the right time to formally recognize and invest in our nonprofit organizations and businesses who play a critical role in each phase of disaster management."


Join the Resilience Alliance today to fortify your business against unforeseen challenges, ensuring your workforce and operations remain steadfast, prepared, and equipped to not only weather the storm but also play a vital role in bolstering community resilience during times of crisis.


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