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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Leadership Avalanche

The MASC/MAHS state conference was held on March 22-24, 2014, in Traverse City, MI. More than 100 high schools across the state of Michigan adopted DRAW as their official charity of the year.

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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DRAW Aiding Tornado Victims Down South

At least 14 people are dead after powerful storms rip through the nation. At least 12 people were killed in Arkansas, and one person in Iowa and one person in Oaklama were killed.

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 Gives Commencement Address at Linden Graduation

Linden High School partnered with DRAW during the 2013-2014 school year, collecting supplies that DRAW would end up sending to survivors of tornado outbreak in Arkansas in April 2014. Because of the relationship that we formed, Linden HS asked our director, Greg, to be the commencement speaker at their 2014 graduation ceremony. This is the video of what he had to say.

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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Leadership Avalanche

The MASC/MAHS state conference was held on March 22-24, 2014, in Traverse City, MI. More than 100 high schools across the state of Michigan adopted DRAW as their official charity of the year.

Part of how we do it is by having people like you help us by “filling a bucket”.

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