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There are many nonprofit organizations in the program that do relief work in times of natural disasters.  When these events occur, we try to provide a resource list for our employees. 

At any time, you can view nonprofits that list Emergency and Disaster Services as their primary category of service.  

One of the great benefits of workplace giving to nonprofit organizations is that the funds are "unrestricted" which means that they can use the money in situations exactly like this; when the need is greatest and immediate. During the Annual Giving Drive, if you would like to donate to a nonprofit organization specifically to help offset the costs of the amazing relief and disaster recovery services they are providing simply write a reference to the relief effort in the dedication line of your pledge form, for example, "Disaster Relief".  Outside of the Annual Giving Drive, we encourage you to check out the individual nonprofits listed directly. 

Unfortunately, it is also during this time that scams rise.  All nonprofits that are in the program have met eligibility requirements and they will only be listed on this page once their relief efforts have been confirmed. Thank you for thinking of those in need during this time.

Background on Hurricane Matthew: On October 6, 2016, Hurricane Matthew – “the most powerful hurricane to threaten the Atlantic Seaboard in over a decade” (Seattle Times, Hurricane threatens some of South’s most storied cities) – has caused great devastation to southern Haiti killing hundreds with a rising death toll expected due to the lack of water, shelter and food. Matthew, which is already the worst natural disaster since the earthquake in 2010, has pushed north where President Obama declared a state of emergency for Florida, Georgia and South Carolina.

Because we are in the middle of the Annual Giving Drive you have more options available to you through the workplace than any other time of year, even when special relief efforts are launched.  You may designate any or all of these organizations for payroll donation (up to 20 organizations!) and/or direct check and you can choose up to three for time donation. Please place in the Dedication Line "Hurricane Matthew".

Payroll donation is powerful because these organizations need ongoing support all year long that allows them to respond immediately to outbreaks when they occur and provide ongoing services and rebuilding.  Pledge Online here or with a Paper Form here prior to November 18, 2016.

We will continue to add organizations as their work is confirmed.

Domestic Relief Work

  • American Red Cross 9343 (Please designate in honor of "Hurricane Matthew - Domestic)

Caribbean Relief Work 

  • American Red Cross 9343 (Please designate in honor of "Hurricane Matthew - Caribbean) 
  • Catholic Relief Services (CRS) 9441
  • Shelterbox USA 9683

Global Impact - 3500  

Member Charities:

  • Americares 3540
  • CARE 3510
  • Compassion International 3578
  • Concern Worldwide US Inc. 3551
  • Handicap International 3541
  • Heifer International 3519
  • International Medical Corps 3526
  • MAP International 3581
  • Medical Teams International 3582
  • Mercy Corps 3505
  • Oxfam America 3515
  • Partners in Health 3530
  • Plan International 3561
  • Salvation Army World Service Office 3570
  • Save the Children 3534
  • SOS Children's Village 3535
  • The U.S. Fund for UNICEF 3553
  • World Renew 3511
  • World Vision 3564

 

During this outbreak more than 9,200 people in West Africa have contracted Ebola since the beginning of March and more than 4,400 people have died.  The disease continues to spread in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. The World Health Organization reported that there could be 10,000 new cases of Ebola every week by December if the virus is not contained.

EGP Nonprofits are on the frontlines of containing the outbreak at the source and saving lives.

Because we are in the middle of the Annual Giving Drive you have more options available to you through the workplace than any other time of year, even when special relief efforts are launched.  You may designate any or all of these organizations for payroll deduction (up to 20 organizations!) and/or direct check and you can  choose up to three for time donation. Please place in the Dedication Line In Honor Of "Ebola Response."

Payroll deduction is powerful because these organizations need ongoing support all year long that allows them to respond immediately to outbreaks when they occur and provide ongoing services.  Pledge Online here or with a Paper Form here prior to November 21, 2014.

We will continue to add organizations as their work is confirmed.

International Work - West Africa Response: 

Alphabetical

  • Africare 3514
  • AmeriCares 3540
  • Blessings International 1510
  • ChildFund 3542
  • Children’s Food Fund/World Emergency Relief 1516
  • Children’s Hunger Relief Fund 1517
  • Christian Blind Mission 1573
  • Doctors without Borders 3552
  • Episcopal Relief and Development 3523
  • Global Impact 3500
  • International Medical Corps 3526
  • International Rescue Committee 3524
  • International Rescue Committee, Seattle 9521
  • Lutheran World Relief 3525
  • Medical Teams International 9461
  • Mission Aviation Fellowship 1585
  • Nazarene Compassionate Ministries, Inc. 1561
  • Operation Blessing International 1549
  • PATH 3501
  • Partners in Health 3530
  • Samaritan’s Purse 1563
  • UNICEF 3553
  • World Concern 1567
  • World Vision 1599

By Federated Partners and more information

Global Impact 3500- Ebola Response Fund - National partnership of major U.S. organizations doing international work.

  • Partners in Health 3530
  • Doctors without Borders 3552
  • PATH 3501
  • Africare 3514
  • AmeriCares 3540
  • ChildFund 3542
  • Episcopal Relief and Development 3523
  • International Medical Corps 3526
  • International Rescue Committee 3524
  • Lutheran World Relief 3525
  • UNICEF 3553

Medical Teams International 9461 - Leading the NGO response in Sierra-Leone

International Rescue Committee, Seattle 9521 - The International Rescue Committee has been at the forefront of the fight to combat the spread of the deadly Ebola virus since the first cases were diagnosed in Liberia and Sierra Leone in March. The IRC is saving lives by training and protecting medical workers; preventing people from catching Ebola with "alert" systems, contact tracing and community awareness; and providing medical care to people with treatable diseases who would otherwise die because they are afraid to visit health centers. Opening an Ebola treatment center this fall.

Neighbor to Nation member charities

  • Blessings International 1510
  • Children’s Food Fund/World Emergency Relief 1516
  • Children’s Hunger Relief Fund 1517
  • Christian Blind Mission 1573
  • Mission Aviation Fellowship 1585
  • Nazarene Compassionate Ministries, Inc. 1561
  • Operation Blessing International 1549
  • Samaritan’s Purse 1563
  • World Concern 1567
  • World Vision 1599

Local work and preparation

MultiCare Health System Foundation - Preparing all hospitals in the MultiCare system, including Good Samaritan and Mary Bridge Children's Hospital. 

Washington Global Health Alliance 9705 - Alliance of Washington based international health organizations. Community awareness and education (holding a Town Hall event November 4th and helping connect media outlets to experts) We are also provide a consolidation of all Ebola efforts by WGHA member organizations

UW Medicine 9134 - UW Medicine has established the UW Medicine Ebola Response Steering Committee. This committee will help with sharing protocols, equipment, and personnel between HMC, UWMC, NWH, and VMC while also providing a single point of contact for coordination and communication within the region.

On Standby

ShelterBox 9683- Emergency shelter specialist ShelterBox is on standby to help the UK Government and international medical charities contain the Ebola outbreak in West Africa

As more nonprofits in the program are confirmed they will be added to this webpage.  

We are very proud to announce that King County employees donated more than 5500 hours of earned time which resulted in $196,159.15 for the rebuilding effort in Haiti.

 King County Executive Dow Constantine has signed an Executive Order which allows King County employees to donate accrued vacation and/or earned compensatory time to Global Impact, which is a federation of 55 international aid organizations, many of which are on the ground in Haiti right now. If you choose, you can donate vacation leave or earned compensatory time during the next 45 days, ending March 4, 2010. Please read the FAQs for more information.

EGP Nonprofits doing relief work in Haiti:

Global Impact Member Charities 3500
American Jewish World Services
American Refugee Committee
Americares
CARE
Christian Reformed World Relief Committee (CRWRC)
Church World Service/CROP
Clinton Foundation
Doctors Without Borders
Episcopal Relief & Development
FINCA International
Freedom From Hunger
Health Volunteers Overseas
Heifer International
International Medical Corps
International Orthodox Christian Charities
International Relief Teams
International Rescue Committee
Lutheran World Relief
Mercy Corps
Oxfam America
Project HOPE
Rotary Foundation of Rotary International
Save the Children
The Salvation Army - World Services
UNICEF USA
Unitarian Universalist Service Committee
United Methodist Committee on Relief
World Relief
World Vision

Other Nonprofits in the Program

American Red Cross 9343
GlobalGiving 9196
Medical Teams International - NW Chapter 2727
Operation Blessing International 1549
Samaritan's Purse 1563
World Concern 1567

January 13, 2010: We are compiling a list of nonprofits doing work in this area. All nonprofits that are in the program have been vetted for legitimacy and they will only be listed on this page once their relief efforts have been confirmed. Until this list is posted you can visit any of the nonprofits by going to our Nonprofits Page and searching either by service category (including emergency and disaster relief or international relief and development) or alphabetically. Thank you for thinking of those in need during this time.

Please check the Emergency and Disaster Relief section of nonprofits to see all organizations that provide these services.  Because we are in the middle of the Annual Giving Drive you have more options available to you through the workplace than any other time of year, even when special relief efforts are launched.  You may designate any or all of these organizations for payroll deduction and/or direct check and you can still choose one for time donation. Please place in the Dedication Line In Honor Of "Disaster Relief" or "Hurricane Sandy".   New this year, you may designate up to 20 organizations by payroll deduction. 

Payroll deduction is powerful because relief will be needed all year long as we have historically seen with other disasters, and that is when donations go down.  

We have confirmed that the following organizations are providing relief:

American Red Cross 9343 - Click here to read latest update
or visit the website - Click here

Global Impact 3500 and several of their member charities - Click here to visit website
AmeriCares  3540
International Medical Corps 3526
CRWRC 3511
Church World Service 3504
International Relief Teams 3575
Mercy Corps  3505
Oxfam America  3515
Save the Children  3534

Community Health Charities 4000 and several of their member charities - Click here to read latest update
Or see the national website for updates - Click here

As more organizations are confirmed we will update this page.

Recent International Relief Efforts

March 15, 2011: King County Executive Dow Constantine has signed an Executive Order which allows King County employees to donate accrued vacation and/or earned compensatory time to the American Red Cross for the Japan Earthquake/Tsunami and in honor of the New Zealand Relief Efforts. If you choose, you can donate vacation leave or earned compensatory time during the next 45 days, ending April 28, 2011. Please read the FAQs for more information.

Update for Japan:  $274,899

On March 11, 2011 a magnitude 9.0 earthquake hit off the coast of Japan causing a Tsunami.  These resulted in catastrophic damage and loss of life.

The King County Employee Giving Program has contacted it's member organizations to find out who is providing relief in the area.  Once we have that information we will post it here as well as provide links to their websites.  Please know that many of these nonprofit organizations are on stand-by waiting for the Japanese Government to invite them in.

EGP Nonprofits doing relief work in this area:

Global Impact and member agencies: Global Impact represents more than 50 organizations doing work all around the world. The ones listed below are responding to the Japan Relief Effort.

  • 3500 Global Impact 
    • 3540 AmeriCares
    • 3510 CARE
    • 3542 ChildFund
    • 3511 Christian Reformed World Relief Committee
    • 3504 Church World Service
    • 3552 Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières USA
    • 3523 Episcopal Relief and Development
    • 3527 Habitat for Humanity International
    • 3526 International Medical Corps
    • 3522 International Orthodox Christian Charities
    • 3525 Lutheran World Relief
    • 3505 Mercy Corps
    • 3515 Oxfam America
    • 3561 Plan USA
    • 3513 Project HOPE
    • 3509 Rotary International
    • 3534 Save the Children
    • 3540 UNICEF
    • 3512 United Methodist Committee on Relief
    • 3536 Unitarian Universalist Service Committee
    • 3546 World Relief

As we confirm more Employee Giving Program nonprofits we will update our page.  Thank you to the American Red Cross - Western Washington for the update:

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal on April 25, 2015 at midday local time. The epicenter is located 50 miles NW of the capital, Kathmandu. Over 6 million people live within 60 miles of the epicenter. Other nearby cities, such as Pokhara, are expected to be affected as well. An hour later, a strong aftershock of 6.6 magnitude was reported and aftershocks continue to occur. Many fatalities and multiple injuries are being reported, but the full extent of the damage is not yet known.  Buildings and infrastructure have been damaged and destroyed and mobile telephone communications are down in some areas, particularly in and around the capital city. The mountainous terrain in the northern part of Nepal is vulnerable to landslides and following the earthquake, there are reports of avalanches in the Himalayas and from Mt. Everest base camp. The greatest anticipated needs after an earthquake are typically for medical assistance, shelter, clean water, and relief supplies.

The Nepal Red Cross (NRCS) has activated its response teams to provide first aid, search and rescue and support to those affected. The NRCS is also conducting needs assessments. Meanwhile, the global Red Cross network is in contact with the NRCS and is supporting them with additional needs as the response grows.

  • American Red Cross - The Nepal Red Cross is responding to a 7.8 Magnitude Earthquake that struck Nepal on April 25, 2015 at midday local time, the largest to hit the country since 1934. While details of the impact continue to come in, the Red Cross is working to provide first aid, search and rescue, and support to first responders. The American Red Cross has committed as of 04/30 $1,000,000 to the response operation and working closely with the Nepal Red Cross and the global Red Cross network to coordinate additional support. The American Red Cross is also supporting the response teams with information management and GIS remotely.
  • Catholic Relief Services - CRS and our partner Caritas Nepal plan to support 15,000 families with emergency shelter, blankets, water treatment kits and hygiene kits. Because this region is known for earthquakes, CRS had prepositioned emergency aid in nearby Bihar, India. Temporary shelter kits, water purification kits and hygiene kits for 2,000 families–are being transported to Nepal for immediate distribution.
  • Peace Winds America - Peace Winds America and sister organization, Peace Winds Japan, are already onsite, delivering food, water, and assisting with search and rescue and with shelter.
  • Seva - Working directly with partner hospitals in Nepal.
  • ShelterBox USA - Shelter Box has a kit in country after responding to the flooding there in 2014. A team arrived there on 26 April to conduct initial assessments and begin sheltering families.

Global Impact and member charities:

A federation of international relief & development organizations has set up the Nepal Earthquake Relief Fund to support the rescue, relief and rebuilding efforts of Global Impact’s charities responding to the earthquake. Donations to the fund will provide people and communities in need with clean drinking water, food supplies, relief kits, necessary medical attention and safe shelter. Read full details

Member Charities responding:

  • AmeriCares
  • CARE
  • Doctors without Borders
  • Handicap International
  • International Medical Corps
  • Mercy Corps
  • Oxfam America
  • Plan International USA
  • Project HOPE
  • Save the Children
  • UNICEF, U.S. Fund for
  • World Vision
Neighbor to Nation member charities:

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake has hit near the capital city of Kathmandu, Nepal, leaving thousands of homes and buildings destroyed. The death toll continues to rise, and many more families have been displaced. Neighbor To Nation’s charities are on the ground responding to the disaster. Read full details

Member Charities responding:

  • Blessings International
  • Christian Blind Mission
  • Christian Relief Fund
  • Food for the Hungry
  • Operation Blessing International Relief and Development Corp.
  • Samaritan’s Purse
  • World Concern – A Division of CRISTA Ministries

Update for New Zealand: $11,915

Please note that donations in honor of the New Zealand relief effort will be going to general disaster fund.  This fund provides for all disasters that the American Red Cross responds to, including the one that happened in New Zealand.  The American Red Cross continues to partner with the New Zealand Red Cross to provide much needed resources and support.  http://www.redcross.org.nz/2011christchurchearthquake

On February 22, 2011 a magnitude 6.3 earthquake hit Christchurch, New Zealand causing a great deal of damage.

The King County Employee Giving Program has contacted it's member organizations to find out who is providing relief in the area.  Once we have that information we will post it here as well as provide links to their websites.  The New Zealand Government is coordinating most of the relief effort for the country and many of these nonprofits were already on the ground providing other services.  As the country reaches out we will try to update our nonprofit list.

EGP Nonprofits doing relief work in this area:

  • 9343 American Red Cross
  • 1544 Biblica
  • 1534 Lions Clubs International
  • 3570 Salvation Army World Services
  • 1563 Samaritan's Purse
  • 9381 Seattle International Foundation

Landslide in Oso, Washington

Please check the Emergency and Disaster Relief  or our interactive map sections of nonprofits to see all organizations that provide these services.  We will keep this webpage updated of nonprofits in the program that are providing relief or support in the area.     

If you are interested in donating or volunteering we encourage you to contact the organizations directly by clicking on the links below.  

Follow us on twitter for more updates www.twitter.com/kcegp 

We have confirmed that the following organizations are providing services or on alert:

  • American Red Cross - Snohomish County - 6703 Operating 2 emergency shelters in Snohomish County, operating Safe & Well Registry, providing mental health services, feeding first responders and evacuees, more as the situation develops. Two shelters have been opened and staffed by the Red Cross to aid those displaced by the mudslide. Saturday night had a total of 28 individuals that slept overnight between the two shelters. This lodging will be made available for as long as needed with an additional 3 on standby, should needs change. Currently, the Red Cross is reporting it has the resources it needs both in-kind and financially to support this specific effort.  However, there is now a need for future disasters like this one. 
    • Information on Giving: Click here or by calling 1-800-Red-Cross
    • For more information on the effort: Click here
  • Animal Rescue Foundation of Everett - 9531 They are the fundraising partner of the Everett Animal Shelter to help them provide services above and beyond, such as medical care.  The Everett Animal Shelter is providing the assistance to all those animals affected from the mudslide and they have never seen something of this scale.  
  • King County Search and Rescue - 9068 Coordinating King County assistance to Snohomish County with several branches of volunteers and specialties. 
  • Northwest Harvest - 9013 In addition to regular food bank shipments, NW Harvest will be sending an truckload of specific requested food items: fresh produce, snack items that can be eaten on the go, fruit, dairy and foods that require minimal or no cooking.  On Friday, will be at Westlake Center  from 11 am-1 pm for the Bankers Care drive, live with KOMO 4. This has been a month-long drive, but any cash donations collected during that time will go to support this special response. 
  • Snohomish County Volunteer Search and Rescue HRT - 9576 On day one we were the first helicopter on scene and performed 8 helicopter hoist extractions to rescue victims from the mudslide. Search and Rescue volunteers continue to be deployed assisting in the effort.
  • The Soup Ladies - 9583 Providing warm meals to the first responders on the scene.  Have moved operations to Snohomish County.
On Alert if needed:
  • Seattle Humane Society - 9148 Efforts are coordinated with the local chapter of the American Red Cross. In the event that they get called to assist, families that are displaced by a natural disaster, like the current land-slide tragedy near Arlington, may take their companion animal to Seattle Humane for temporary shelter.
As more nonprofits in the program are confirmed they will be added to this webpage.
  • 9343 American Red Cross - Serving Seattle & Kitsap Counties
  • 3540 AmeriCares
  • 9132 Best Friends Animal Society
  • 3510 CARE
  • 1516 Children's Food Fund/World Emergency Relief
  • 3504 Church World Service
  • 1538 Christian Foundation for Children & Aging
  • 1526 Food for the Hungry
  • 9196 Global Giving
  • 3526 International Medical Corps
  • 1534 Lions Club International
  • 3525 Lutheran World Relief
  • 3505 Mercy Corps
  • 1549 Operation Blessing International Relief and Development Corps
  • 3515 Oxfam America
  • 3570 Salvation Army World Services Office (SAWSO)
  • 1563 Samaritans Purse
  • 3534 Save the Children
  • 9226 Southwest Youth and Family Services
  • 3553 UNICEF
  • 1557 Voice of the Martyrs
  • 3546 World Relief
  • 3564 World Vision

Please check the Emergency and Disaster Relief  or International Relief and Development sections of nonprofits to see all organizations that provide these services.  Because we are in the middle of the Annual Giving Drive you have more options available to you through the workplace than any other time of year, even when special relief efforts are launched.  You may designate any or all of these organizations for payroll deduction (up to 20 organizations!) and/or direct check and you can still choose one for time donation. Please place in the Dedication Line In Honor Of "Disaster Relief" or "Typhoon Haiyan".   

Payroll deduction is powerful because relief will be needed all year long as we have historically seen with other disasters, and that is when donations go down.  Pledge Online here or with a Paper Form here prior to November 30, 2013.

We have confirmed that the following organizations are providing relief:

As more nonprofits in the program are confirmed they will be added to this webpage.  

In addition to the Employee Giving Program and the extensive list of organizations that are in it, a great outside resource is The Filipino Community of Seattle.  They are working with the Philippine Consulate, Washington State, and media outlets to disseminate information about missing loved ones and maintaining lots of information about local community efforts. You can find out more on their website  www.fcseattle.org.


Tornado Relief  

We have compiled a list of nonprofits doing work in the area. As more information comes in we will continue to update this list.  Click on the links below to go directly to their websites to find out more. Thank you!

Local Nonprofits that are preparing if their services are needed:

Many of these nonprofits missions are to provide relief when disaster strikes. A great way to support them year round is through payroll deduction so that they have the resources and are prepared for when that moment comes. During the Annual Giving Drive if you would like to donate in honor of disaster relief you can put it in the dedication portion of your pledge form or online.

Our hearts are with our Washington family and firefighters as they continue to battle the blazes across the state. The wildfires are now larger than the entire Puget Sound region and have officially surpassed the Carlton Complex fires.  Crews are working 24/7 to contain the fires and reduce impacts to homes and communities.  Our eternal thanks go to these men and women. During these times, employees want to know how they can help.  There are currently two ways through the Employee Giving Program:

1. Give directly to the organizations - there is much need support for immediate needs.

2. Give during the Annual Giving Drive by holding a special event, pledging through payroll deduction or time donation.

Organizations that provide disaster relief need support all year round so that they are ready at a moment's notice to respond. And large scale events like these often deplete reserves and require ongoing support long after the event. Here's a list of a few EGP nonprofits:

  • The American Red Cross, has eight shelters across Eastern Washington open to all local residents, 24/7. They have provided more than 14,000 meals, hosted over 800 overnight stays, and deployed more than 244 personnel and staff. Shelters are a safe place to stay offer access to food, water, emergency relief supplies, health services, emotional support and recovery assistance. Visitors can also access showers, information updates and a place to charge cell phones. Red Cross nurse are available to provide prescription refills and referrals alongside disaster mental health specialists to provide emotional support.  

  • Salvation Army Northwest Division - Providing meals and support in Brewster and Omak, and gas cards and vouchers families affected in Wenatchee. 

  • Soup Ladies - Providing meals to the firefighters and first responders.

  • WASART - is setting up shelters as requested by the EOC to take in pets and animals.  

As other EGP nonprofits are confirmed we will add them to this page. The Seattle Times has a list of local organizations, that may not be in the EGP requesting aid here .  

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