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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 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 email@example.com.
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 and 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-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.
- American Red Cross - 9343
- AmeriCares 3540
- Best Friends Animal Society 5007
- Bloodworks Northwest 9054
- Church World Service 3504
- Feed My Starving Children 3588
- International Medical Corps 3526
- International Relief Teams 3575
- MAP International 3581
- Medical Teams International 3582
- Mercy Corps 3505
- Project HOPE 3513
- Rise Against Hunger 3587
- Samaritan’s Purse 1563
- Save the Children 3534
- The Salvation Army World Service Office 3570
- UNICEF USA 3553
- United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) 3512
- World Renew 3511
- 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|