Hurricane Dorian Response

September 5, 2019

The Bahamas have been devastated by Hurricane Dorian, the strongest hurricane to ever make landfall there. Nonprofits are raising funds to put more people on the ground to help with relief efforts. Our Hurricane Dorian Response Fund splits donations evenly between three organizations that are leading impactful disaster response programs in the ravaged communities of the Bahamas.

Team Rubicon

Team Rubicon mobilizes veterans across the United States in disaster areas. They just deployed a team of veterans to assess and provide aid to Abaco Island, where the majority of the destruction occurred.

World Central Kitchen

Renowned chef, José Andrés, is deploying needed food to Abaco Island and Grand Bahama Islands which were hit hardest by the hurricane. So far, they have provided over 15,000 meals to residents in the area, with the goal of serving 30,000 meals daily. U.N officials say more than 60,000 people on the islands will need food, so World Central Kitchen is doing extremely meaningful and important work.

Americares

Americares is doing a matching campaign to double the donations it receives. They are sending aid and supplies to the Bahamas where the Hurricane affected communities the most.

If you’d like to run your own relief effort and use your business as a force for good, we have multiple products for your company to implement in minutes, including the following:

  • Text-to-Donate (Ideal for Broadcast, Social Media)
  • Donations at Checkout (Ideal for Commerce-related businesses)
  • Host a Party using Evite Donations (for your friends, families and co-workers)

If you want to engage easily with current fundraising efforts that support active relief programs, please share and post any of the following current activations:

  1. Ask customers to text “DORIAN” to 707070


We have set up a mobile campaign that anyone can easily support & share with their audiences, where every donation will help fund on the ground efforts for relief to the victims of Dorian. Simply text the word DORIAN to 707070 and click the link to make a donation. Your number will not be shared and you will never receive spam through our highly-secure service.

2. Donate a percentage of your sales to the Hurricane Dorian Response Fund

For business owners who want to make a commitment out of your own pocket to help the relief efforts, we’ve created a seamless way to do so, using our Give & Grow app for Shopify. It’s a turnkey solution that can be customized within minutes to allow a portion of each sale to support the cause of your choice. It also includes an impact calculator to show your customers in real-time how much has been donated as a result of their purchases.

3. Host an Evite Donations fundraiser to benefit the Hurricane Dorian Relief Fund

Gather friends together and host a fundraiser, using Evite Donations, to benefit the Hurricane Dorian Relief Fund. Evite Donations is a free tool attached to every Evite invitation that turns any event into a fundraiser for the cause of your choice. Simply click on the Hurricane Dorian Response Fund to pledge your event to this cause & help those in need during this critical time. You can set a fundraising goal & your guests can simply donate through your event invitation, with no added work for you.

These times of emergency we come together to support our neighbors all around the world. At Pledgeling, we are here to support you in your efforts & we encourage you to use our tools or reach out to us directly by emailing impact@pledgeling.com if you have further ideas & opportunities to share.

As always, thank you for joining us in the #PledgeToDoGood. Together we will make a difference.