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Disaster and Emergency Giving

Disaster and Emergency Giving

Your source to help anywhere in the world

How to help through the EGP

When emergencies strike, King County employees want to help. Because of our relationship with hundreds of nonprofits doing work all over the world, we are in a unique position to respond with a list of known and verified organizations that are participating in the EGP. We also know that our list is not exhaustive, as it is limited to those participating in the program. We encourage employees to research all options and organizations because every action helps. Know of a nonprofit not in our program? Refer them here for the next application cycle. 

Türkiye-Syria Earthquake Relief

On February 6, 2023 a devastating 7.8-magnitude earthquake, and aftershocks, occurred near the Türkiye-Syria border resulting in one of the largest natural disasters the region has seen in recent times. The death toll has climbed to over 46,000 and came at a time when the region was already experiencing an humanitarian crisis. 

The Executive has authorized a 21-day period for donations in accordance with K.C.C. 3.12.222 and 3.36. 

Dates: February 23, 2023 - March 15, 2023

3 Ways to Give: Employees may give in three ways during this special response; time donation, one-time payroll donation, and by credit card or e-check on the storefront.

Payroll and Time Donations

Pledge forms must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. March 15, 2023

  • Send by email to,
  • Send interoffice KCEGP CNK-HR-0231, or
  • Deliver in person to 2nd Floor Chinook Building BPROS window. 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Download pledge forms for time and payroll donations below:

Time Donation

  • Donation of accumulated vacation and/or compensatory time. 
  • Minimum 4 hours, Maximum 40 hours. 
  • Whole increments only.
  • Only eligible vacation and comp time. 

One-time Payroll Donation 

  • Will be processed on 03/30/23 pay check. 

You can find more details about time and payroll donations on page 2 of the pledge form. 

Three nonprofits eligible for time or payroll donations

1. American Red Cross - Türkiye (Turkey) earthquake response #9343 

  • The American Red Cross is part of the global network of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies around the world. This international network is responding to calls for assistance from the local Türkiye and Syria Red Crescent Societies that are on the ground, with funding and specialized teams as requested.  Learn more 

2. Empact Northwest #10108

  • Empact Northwest is a non-profit, non-governmental entity providing rescue, medical, and logistical support to those affected by disaster worldwide; preparedness support to communities in need; and professional rescue training. It is the only internationally deployable nonprofit Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) team in the United States. They have two teams on the ground in the region providing search and rescue, medical assistance, and relief supplies. News | Empact Northwest

    3. Médecins Sans Frontieres / Doctors Without Borders #4172

    • Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) was already on the ground in the region and activated their emergency and disaster response plans immediately.  They immediately began treating people in their clinics and assisting local hospitals. Additionally, they have set up mobile clinics and are providing disaster relief support such as distributing supplies, donations of emergency kits, providing tents and winter kits.  Learn more

    Credit Cards or e-Checks

    • On the storefront
    • All EGP nonprofits that identified they are doing work in response to the earthquakes are listed on the storefront.

    Read FAQs regarding this special response here 

    Tracking List of EGP Approved Charities

    • American Red Cross - Türkiye (Turkey) earthquake response #9343
    • Empact Northwest #10108
    • Médecins Sans Frontieres / Doctors Without Borders #4172

    See full list of EGP nonprofits responding here

    Read more on our blog at: Hurricane Ian – How to Support Disaster Recovery During the Annual Giving Drive | King County Employee Giving Program (

    American Red Cross NW Region 9343 
    ASPCA 2858 
    Americares 3540 
    Convoy of Hope 10004 
    Direct Relief 2843 
    Project HOPE 3513 
    Save the Children 3534 

    Read our full blog post here: Puerto Rico Disaster Relief – Supporting Communities after Hurricane Fiona | King County Employee Giving Program (

    American Red Cross 9343 
    Americares 3540 
    International Medical Corps 3526 
    Islamic Relief USA 3595 
    Mercy Corps 3505 
    Oxfam America 3515 
    Project HOPE 3513 
    Salvation Army 3570 
    World Vision  3564 

    Read our full blog post here: Pakistan Flooding – Support Recovery During Annual Giving Drive | King County Employee Giving Program (

    Americares 3540 
    CARE 3510 
    Humanity & Inclusion 3541 
    International Rescue Committee 3524 
    Islamic Relief USA 3595 
    Mercy Corps 3505 
    Oxfam America 3515 
    Salvation Army 3570 
    Save the Children 3534 
    UNICEF USA 3553 
    White Ribbon Alliance 3597 
    World Food Program USA 3596 

    Read our full blog post on how you can help Afghan Refugees here

    India's second wave of the COVID pandemic devastated communities and hospitals across the region. Then northern regions with hit extreme rains that caused deadly flooding. 


    People around the country are facing extreme challenges due to winter weather. As of Feb. 18, 34 deaths were linked to severe weather across seven states. Residents in Texas are facing severe cold, long-lasting power outages, water issues and food insecurity. Things are bad in Oklahoma, after a record-setting stretch of sub-zero temperatures. A winter storm continues to pummel the South. Winter weather also has disrupted vaccine distribution across the U.S.  Read more here.

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