Changemaker Nomination: SparkRelief

Here’s one of our 2012 Changemaker Nominations suggested by a chocolate lover! 

Congratulations to SparkRelief:

Here’s what Taylor has to say about this awesome organization:

“Eli founded a disaster relief nonprofit called Sparkrelief after experiencing the Boulder fires in 2010. He wanted to help, but didn’t know how so he went to the Red Cross to see if he could host some families in his large apartment. They told him to go away, so he created a platform where community members can find and offer housing during times of disaster. Sparkrelief has since helped out with multiple disasters including the Japan Earthquake, the Alberta wildfires, and the Joplin Tornado.

He is currently on a mission to rebuild the website to include housing, transportation, medical aid, food, and more and could use a little pat on the shoulder!”

A little more about SparkRelief:

“…working to make natural disasters suck less.”

“We are a group of volunteers, fourteen amazing people, dedicated to the common goal of significantly improving lives after natural disasters. We build a platform and create better processes, empowering communities to provide disaster relief. Sparkrelief is a 501(c)(3) non-profit.

• We see a world where people are empowered to help one another during disasters
• We seek to replace complexity and despair with simplicity and hope
• We promise to do our best to ‘Empower You to provide disaster relief’ and hope you will join us in creating a better world

From food, to clothing, to donations and volunteers, we want to build the bridges that will be used for decades to connect people who want to help with those in need. Help us build those bridges.”

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