In times of crisis or disaster, the Combined Fund Drive (CFD) will post relevant information to help you support communities in need through contributions to verified nonprofits. Our goal is to provide you with information; this is not an endorsement of a particular charity. Our goal is to share relevant and accurate information.
The CFD defines crisis or disaster as a serious disruption that exceeds a community’s or a region’s capacity to cope using typical resources. Crises can be caused by natural and/or man-made hazards, as well as systemic factors that expose the vulnerability of a community or region.
The CFD is committed to maintaining a sustainable, coordinated channel for Washington state employees and retirees to confidently and efficiently direct their charitable giving in the event of a disaster or crisis. In accordance with WAC 434-750-310, in extraordinary circumstances the CFD is authorized to conduct special campaigns for disaster relief.
Washingtonians who wish to support people and communities impacted by mass shootings are encouraged to carefully research any charities and nonprofits before donating.
“Whenever and wherever a tragedy occurs, Washingtonians show their unwavering support by donating to legitimate charities dedicating to bringing solace to victims’ families and their communities,” said Secretary of State Steve Hobbs. “These charities have the resources and infrastructure to ensure the money we contribute directly he cause.”
State Employees: Consider making a one-time gift or setting up monthly payroll deduction through the CFD to one of our member organizations actively responding to the situation:
SANDY HOOK PROMISE FOUNDATION (charity code: 1482513): Prevent gun-related deaths due to crime, suicide and accidental discharge so that no other parent experiences the senseless, horrific loss of their child.
Huge traffic jams in Kyiv as thousands flee Ukraine following Russian invasion / Getty Images
Ukraine has been in a humanitarian crisis for more than eight years, as armed conflict in the eastern region of the country has dragged on amid political and social unrest. The attack is the largest on a European nation since World War II, and some are speculating that it will be the biggest war in Europe since. The consequences of Russia’s invasion will be immediate and far-reaching. Already, the death toll is climbing, and several Central European countries are preparing for an influx of millions of refugees from Ukraine.
Refugees fleeing the violence in Ukraine will need medical aid, emergency shelter and water and food security.
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State Employees: Consider making a one-time gift or setting up monthly payroll deduction through the CFD to one of our member organizations actively responding to the situation in Ukraine:
International Ministry of Charity - Immanuel (IMOCE) (charity code: 1483100): Under the recommendation of the counsul of Ukraine. This organization is local and has great amount of experience in sending containers to Ukraine since 2014 is IMOCE. To date they have sent 51 containers to Ukraine with humanitarian aid.
Orphans Hope (charity code: 1480521) We have staff on the ground in Ukraine providing food, warm clothes, and evacuation assistance, for orphans, women, children, elderly, and families. Funds are needed.
Ukrainian Community Center of Washington (charity code 1479405) Providing Humanitarian Aid to Ukraine and Providing hot meals to low income immigrant seniors.
Doctors Without Borders (charity code 0315935) is an independent international medical humanitarian organization that delivers emergency aid to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics and natural disasters in more than 70 countries.
Global Impact (charity code 0316711) is a federation of nonprofit organizations inspiring greater giving to foster critical humanitarian development throughout the world supporting global causes such as disaster response, global health, education and reducing inequalities. Partner organizations include:
American Red Cross International Services (charity code 0338058) helps vulnerable individuals and communities around the world to prevent, prepare for, and respond to disasters, complex humanitarian emergencies, and life-threatening health conditions.
Americares (charity code 0315518) has relief workers on the ground assisting in the response and more staff deployments are planned. Shipments of critical supplies are underway as they work with local partners to assess needs and provide support for a heavily impacted health system.
Catholic Relief Services (charity code 0315527) has staff on the ground across Ukraine and in bordering countries, ready to provide safe shelter, hot meals, hygiene supplies, fuel to keep warm, transport to safe areas, counseling support and more.
International Medical Corps (charity code 1479246) works in conflict areas around the world and is raising money for a campaign to help provide humanitarian relief to the people of Ukraine affected by the war.
Convoy of Hope (charity code 0464880) is distributing meals, sheltering supplies, and hygiene kits to local partners to help Ukrainians amidst attacks from Russia.
The Moore Wright Group (charity code 1482643) Disaster recovery support services, distribution of tangible goods.
*Please check back as more charities will be added as they request assistance*