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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

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:

  1. Designate the charity.
  2. Name each disaster event in the same dedication line; for example: Hurricane Harvey & Mexico Earthquake.
  3. 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.

News Updates

King County and KCEGP take no responsibility for third-party information appearing in this list

Tracking List of EGP Approved Charities

 On October 6, 2018 a magnitude 5.9 Earthquake hit Haiti, killing at least 12 people and injuring 200. 

As more nonprofits are confirmed they will be added to this list. 


  • Mercy Corps 3505



On 28 September 2018, a shallow, large earthquake with a magnitude of 7.5 struck in Indonesia and later produced a tsunami. To date, more than 2,000 people have been killed and it is estimated that thousands more may still be found.  

 As charities are confirmed they will be added to the list:

  • American Red Cross 9343 
  • Americares 3540
  • CARE 3510
  • Doctors with Borders 3552
  • Global Impact Indonesia Earthquake Fund 3500
  • International Medical Corps 3582
  • Mery Corps 3505
  • Save the Children 3534
  • Unicef 3553
  • World Vision 3564



  • American Red Cross - 9343
  • Soup Ladies (serving as first responders) - 9583
  • Global Impact - 3500

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

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
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