Disaster and Emergency Giving
Your source to help anywhere in the world
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
To designate a gift in support of a Natural Disaster relief effort, simply choose a charity that is responding and write/enter the KCEGP code. In the designation section of the form – choose "In Honor Of" and type in the name of the disaster.
During the Annual Giving Drive: Give through PeopleSoft
Year-round: Give by credit card on the storefront here.
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 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 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
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- American Red Cross - 9343
- AmeriCares 3540
- Best Friends Animal Society 5007
- Direct Relief 2843
- The Humane Society of the United States 2821
- The Salvation Army World Service Office 3570