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Homeland Security by James Carafano, Mark Sauter

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CHAPTER 19THE NATION RESPONDSVolunteer, Faith-based, Business, and Nongovernmental Assets

If the American government would have responded like Walmart … we wouldn’t be in this crisis.

Phil Capitano, mayor of Kenner, Louisiana

CHAPTER OVERVIEW

Phil Capitano, mayor of a town in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, declared his love of Walmart in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. The retail sales giant threw open its doors to provide supplies to emergency responders and surrounding communities. While much of the discussion over the homeland security enterprise centers on the vital role of government, often forgotten are the many entities in the community that help protect the homeland—especially during disaster response and recovery. This chapter provides ...

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