Small businesses are often referred to as the backbone of their communities. They are also places that are consciously patronized by community-minded consumers who make a concerted effort to help small businesses stay afloat. For this reason, it is imperative that small businesses return the favor and not be fair-weather friends to their communities in times of disaster. In a previous blog, The Top 3 Ways a Business Can Weather a Natural or Man-Made Disaster, we illustrated the essential factors for any small business’ continuity plan in case of disaster. Now, the NALA shares the following three ways small businesses can help their communities post-disaster.