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About EGP's Disaster Giving
When disaster strikes, King County employees want to help. The Employee Giving Program (EGP) makes this happen. 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. Because of our relationship with hundreds of nonprofits doing work all over the world, we are in a unique position to respond quickly with a list of known and verified organizations. Our goal is to have a page live within 24 hours of an event.
Giving and volunteering is core to who we are as individuals and as One King County, disaster giving is an extension of those core values. Our employees want one place they can count on to get information to make informed decisions. And we know the power of numbers, together we do more than we can do alone.
How to pledge in support of Natural Disaster Relief during the Annual Giving Drive
The system has been opened early for the Annual Giving Drive to allow employees to do all of their giving at once. To designate a gift in support of a Natural Disaster relief effort, simply choose a charity that is responding and write/enter the four digit code. In the designation section of the form – choose "In Honor Of" and type in the name of the disaster.
Credit Card giving is not yet available (although coming soon!) – if you would like to support organizations this way we encourage you to go directly to the organizations' websites.
Since PeopleSoft will only allow for you to process one online transaction we suggest you submit your disaster giving donation at the same time of your Annual Giving pledge. If, you wish to provide other donations or pledges, simply download and submit the pledge paper form and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note: You may only enter a charity one-time in either payroll or time. If you would like to support more than one disaster event through the same charity, we suggest the following steps:
- Designate the charity.
- Name each disaster event in the same dedication line; for example: Hurricane Harvey & Mexico Earthquake.
- Since this is a part of the Annual Giving Drive, the total for time donations for all modes of giving is three organizations and 40 hours, unless you are in a use-it or lose situation, then you may give more.
King County and KCEGP take no responsibility for third-party information appearing in this list
Nonprofits responding to areas impacted by Hurricane Maria including Puerto Rico
- American Kidney Fund 4010
- American Red Cross 9343
- Americares 3540
- Catholic Relief Services 9441
- Direct Relief 2843
- International Medical Corps 3526
- International Relief Teams 3575
- MAP International 3581
- Mercy Corps 3505
- Oxfam America 3515
- Project HOPE 3513
- Save the Children 3534
- World Vision 3564
- American Red Cross - 9343
- Americares - 3540
- Salvation Army - 9377
- Samaritan's Purse -1563
- Save the Children - 3534
- Best Friends Animal Society - 9132
- World Vision - 3564
- International Relief Teams - 3575
- International Orthodox Christian Charities - 3522
- Episcopal Relief and Development - 3523
- MAP International - 3581
- Direct Relief - 2843
- ASPCA- 9265
- ShelterboxUSA - 9683
- The Soup Ladies - 9583
- HOPE Animal-Assisted Crisis Response - 9795
List of Past Efforts
Key: Information Money Donations
|#||Disaster Relief||Areas Affected||Year||Response Type|
|1||Samoa Earthquake & Tsunami||Samoa; American Samoa; Tonga; Cook Islands; Fiji; French Polynesia; New Zealand||2009|
|2||Haiti Earthquake||Haiti, Dominican Republic||2010|
|3||Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster||Fukushima, Japan||2011|
|4||Christchurch earthquake||Christchurch, New Zealand||2011|
|5||Hurricane Sandy||Greater Antilles, Bahamas, most of the eastern United States (especially the coastal Mid-Atlantic States), Bermuda, eastern Canada||2012|
|6||Typhoon Haiyan||Caroline Islands, Philippines, South China, Vietnam||2013|
|7||West African Ebola virus epidemic||Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone||2014|
|7||Oso Mudslide||Oso, Washington||2014|
|8||Carlton Complex Wildfire||Okanogan County, Washington||2014|
|9||Nepal Earthquake||Nepal; India; China; Bangladesh||2015|
|10||Hurricane Matthew||Lesser Antilles, Leeward Antilles, Venezuela, Colombia, Jamaica, Hispaniola, Cuba, Turks and Caicos Islands, The Bahamas, East Coast of the United States, Atlantic Canada||2016|