Support GFB's Disaster Relief Efforts

by Valorie Clark

Supporting: #GivingTuesday November 30, 2021 for Go Fund Bean, Inc.

My Team: Valorie's Awesome Fundraising Team


Campaign has ended.


My work for Go Fund Bean has made me aware of how acutely people need help when an emergency strikes. After Hurricane Ida, we received over three hundred applications for financial relief. People spent weeks in hotels because of lost power and lost homes; people missed paychecks or lost their jobs entirely. 

Go Fund Bean was able to raise $120,000 to help people impacted by Ida. But the process was slow. As I write this, people we want to give money to still haven't been able to receive it because of the long delays of bank holds and accounting departments. 

Our goal is to hold money for disaster relief in reserve.

Maybe there will be another weather disaster tomorrow. Maybe it'll be in a year. Either way, all the funds raised during Giving Tuesday will be held in savings until people need it. This way, we are able to respond quickly when disaster strikes.

Help us support hourly coffee workers facing dire circumstances by donating now.

Join us for #GivingTuesday to raise $5,000 for our Disaster Relief Fund! 

What We Learned from Hurricane Ida

When Hurricane Ida struck on August 30th, 2021, Go Fund Bean leapt into action. Through corporate connections and community donations, we were able to raise over $100,000 to help hourly coffee works who were impacted by Hurricane Ida. And we're so grateful to everyone who stepped up that way! 

However, the process was really slow. Due to corporate accounting policies and bank limits, it took months to get some of the money that had been promised to us, which meant it took months for us to get money into the hands of people who needed it. 

That's why we're establishing the Disaster Relief Fund.

What Your Gift Will Accomplish

With your support, we can help more hourly coffee workers receive much needed emergency relief must faster the next time a climate disaster strikes. We give $500 grants to help people get back on their feet after a disaster. They can use it to cover lost wages or to repair and replace damaged possessions. 

Any amount helps! Whether you can donate $5 or $500, we will appreciate it! Together we'll help people get back on their feet the next time a disaster strikes.

But the first four people to donate more than $40 and include their mailing address in their pledge will receive a cute secret gift from us. Don't miss out!