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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.

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Credit card giving via EGP is coming soon, but if you would like to immediately support organizations this way we encourage you to go directly to their website(s).

Since PeopleSoft will only allow you to process one online transaction, we suggest you submit your disaster giving donation at the same time as 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 employeegiving@kingcounty.gov.

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 and 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-it situation, then you may give more.

Tracking List of EGP Approved Charities

In early September 2019, Hurricane Dorian hit the Bahamas, ravaging the island chain with 185 mph winds for two days before moving up the East Coast to strike North Carolina's Outer Banks.

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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