Disaster Relief at Work

Just what exactly is DRAW?

WHO

Who are we? In short, we are you.

WHAT

We meet needs of survivors as quickly and efficiently as possible.

WHY

They are victims… just don’t tell them that.

HOW

By contributions from you.

WHO

We are an ever-expanding organization that is dedicated to providing relief to communities around the U.S. that have been hit by natural disasters such as floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, etc. We do this by having an army of volunteers who collect supplies, dedicate time, and raise awareness. We’ve responded to storms such as Superstorm Sandy, the EF-5 tornadoes outside of Oklahoma City, and the fertilizer plant explosion in West, TX. None of what we do is possible without your help, so if you are asking who we are, then, in short, we are you.

Who are we?

In short, we are you.

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Our Donors

  This slideshow requires JavaScript. DRAW is 100% privately funded. Because of your contributions, we were able to provide more than $250k worth of supplies that we distributed to Harvey and Irma victims. Whether you are donating supplies for our buckets, contributing financially, purchasing tickets for our events and/or spreading the word about our mission, [...]

Our Volunteers Near and Far

This slideshow requires JavaScript. When a disaster hits, we have teams of volunteers that are ready to help. Whether they are on the ground responders that help to clean, remove debris, deliver buckets, etc., or volunteers that come to our warehouse to inventory, sort and compile buckets, these incredible people are our lifeline. During the [...]

Our Team

Board of Directors Laurie Alli, Wellness Coach, Dotera and Owner, Saline Meadows Roberta Badgley, Budget Manager, School of Business Administration, Oakland University Eileen Bullen, President, Pullar Support Services Ryan Carroll, Account Executive, Determined Bill Hess, CEO of Hess Marketing Associates and Venture Development at Wave Aircraft Inc. Barb Kaufman Christy Knight, Student Services Coordinator, Grand Blanc Schools Jim [...]

WHAT

After storms destroyed more than 3000 homes in the Little Rock, AR, DRAW arrived 24 hours later with needed supplies for families who had been displaced. After floods ravaged through the city of Boulder, CO when they got 12 inches of rainfall in less than 24 hours, DRAW’s cargo van was unloading cleaning and bathroom buckets to shelters around the city. When Jean Lafitte, LA was completely under water after being hit by Hurricane Isaac, DRAW’s first response team was there to assist the city in distributing supplies, patching damage roofs, and supplying tarps for residents. What we do is meet needs of survivors as quickly and efficiently as possible.

We meet needs of survivors

As quickly and efficiently as possible.

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Our Response to Houston and Jacksonville

This slideshow requires JavaScript. To date we have: -provided more than $250k worth of supplies distributed to Harvey/Irma victims. -coordinated just over 1000 volunteers on the ground in Houston/Jacksonville, and worked with a dozen other agencies. -provided relief services to 237 homeowners in 3 weeks who's homes were damaged by the hurricanes.

Stretching for a Cause: Upcoming DRAW Fundraiser

We are excited to announce that Detroit Bikram will be hosting a hot yoga class fundraiser! All proceeds will go to support DRAW's mission, so if you are (or know) a yogi looking to do "warrior pose" for a good cause, come join or pass on the info: Class is March 19th at 7:00 PM [...]

And Now… We Bring You Coffee!

Thanks to the amazing folks at Leelanau Coffee, DRAW now has it’s own line of coffee that helps support disaster relief. This special line of fresh, gourmet coffee (this is one quality bean, folks) is available in 12 oz. bags and will ship directly to your doorstep. Proceeds of these sales go toward the work DRAW [...]

Why

There’s no other time in the human experience when someone goes from everyday life to rock bottom in an instant than after a natural disaster. These people did not bring the heartache upon themselves. They are victims…just don’t tell them that. No one we’ve met that has been hit by a natural disaster sees him/herself as a victim; they all see themselves as survivors. We are inspired by their perseverance, and if we can provide one item or service that can help them take one step back toward normalcy, we are honored to be a part of that process.

They are victims…

Just don’t tell them that.

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Greg Martin Reflects on Harvey and Irma

Thursday, September 28, 2017 Tomorrow is day 35 of DRAW doing Harvey/Irma relief. Since my flight leaves late tomorrow (I need to get back for our 5k on Saturday), and our FL team winds down our efforts through the weekend, I'm starting to reflect on what the heck just happened. I've spent most of those [...]

Monroe Woman Helps Tornado Victims

A Monroe woman who was among a volunteer crew cleaning up after last week’s damaging tornadoes in Moore and Norman, Okla., said she would do it again but hopes such a massive disaster response isn’t needed in any community soon.

HOW

Our existence is dependent upon the contributions of thousands of people. We are able to supply buckets to communities hit by disasters because we have people dedicated to supplying, sorting, assembling and distributing buckets. We are able to spread the word about DRAW through the contributions of people who will walk in parades, perform in drumlines, and act as ambassadors in community events around the country. We are able to pay our bills because of people who generously donate anything from $10 to $10,000, volunteer at DRAW fundraising events, and encourage their community organizations to partner with DRAW through sponsorships.

By contributions

From you.

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5K Bucket Run – Off to a Great Start and Finish!

This slideshow requires JavaScript. Our 1st Annual Bucket Run was a success. We had over 100 runners and raised $6,000 to help victims of hurricane Harvey and Irma. We couldn't have done it without the help of three fantastic ladies: Barb Kaufman, Laurie Alli and Pam Rush. These ladies spent months planning and organizing the [...]

BOWLING FOR BUCKETS SIGN UP: Three strikes and you’re not out!

DRAW is hosting it's 6th annual BOWLING FOR BUCKETS Fundraiser and we definitely want you on our team. Come help us raise funds for Disaster Relief and bowl with friends while doing so. Sign up is $40 per person, or teams of 10 are $30 per person. Includes bowling, tshirt, pizza and pop. Save the [...]

6th annual Bowling for Buckets, November 12, 2017

It's that time of year again! We're excited to announce that the 6th annual Bowling for Buckets will be November 12, from 1:30-4pm, at Cherry Hill Lanes in Clarkston, MI. This year's Bowling for Buckets will be our biggest one yet, and, as always, will go to support the mission of DRAW, who has spent [...]

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