Disaster Relief at Work

Just what exactly is DRAW?


Who are we? In short, we are you.


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


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


By contributions from you.


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 [...]


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 [...]


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.


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 to Help Hurricane Victims

WHAT: Disaster Relief At Work, D.R.A.W. will host its 2nd annual 5k Bucket Run. All proceeds will go towards relief efforts for the victims of hurricanes. WHEN: Friday, September 7, 2018 Registration begins at 6:00 p.m. 5K run starts at 7:00 p.m. WHERE: Clarkston Community Church, 6300 Clarkston Rd, Clarkston, MI 48346 DETAILS: Cost is $35. Participants will receive [...]

DRAW Dine-Out Week April 16-19

Join us April 16-19 at a restaurant close to you during DRAW Disaster Awareness Week. These participating restaurants will be donating a portion of your bill to DRAW. Be sure to print or save to your phone. April 16 - Rochester Buffalo Wild Wings April 17 - Davison Leo’s Coney Island "no certificate needed" April 18 - [...]

Agents of Change Summit 2018

The Agents of Change Summit is a day of inspiration and exploration, working together to understand how we can each be Agents of Change in our immediate world. Anyone ages 13 + is encouraged to attend Saturday, April 14 from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., at the DRAW Volunteer Center, 3549 Airport Rd, Suite 107, Waterford, [...]

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