We are constantly amazed by the efforts of fundraisers all over the world on behalf of Mercy Corps! Enjoy their inspirational stories, news from our team and fun campaign ideas.
Colombia: Flood relief fueled by Seattle Sounders March 14, 2012
With the combination of a broken levee and a rainy season that brought four times the average rainfall, the flooding in Colombia in 2010 reached far and wide. In the southern part of the Atlántico department on the Caribbean coast, Campo de la Cruz was completely submerged under water.
Indonesia earthquake fundraising table February 28, 2012
An all-day food fair at a Portland-area school in 2009 raised more than $2,000 for survivors of the 2009 earthquake in Indonesia.
Texas school raises $1,200 for Horn relief November 1, 2011
On September 30, Doerre Intermediate School in Spring, Texas, held a staff-versus-student charity volleyball game that raised $1,200 to benefit Mercy Corps' efforts to fight hunger in the Horn of Africa.
Colombia: Sounders galvanize support for flood-affected families October 6, 2011
Last year's flooding in northern Colombia hit close to home for Major League Soccer's Seattle Sounders when star forward Fredy Montero received distressing news from his family that his hometown, Campo de la Cruz, was underwater.
Mongolia: Mongol Derby: Riding the distance July 27, 2011
There are people who enjoy riding horses in gentle pastures or along valley creeks, and there are some who prefer to really feel their saddle. Fortunately for all those rough-riders, there is an adventure which challenges them to train like they've never trained before.
Mongolia: Mongol Rally: Racing to a finish line 10,000 miles away July 19, 2011
In just a few days, a mighty adventure begins. The starting line is in London, and the finish line in Mongolia — approximately six weeks away. To make their way, participating teams are crossing vast expanses of deserts, mountains and steppes in tiny cars built for local shopping errands.
Japan: Catalyzing to help Japan May 26, 2011
What does it take to start a movement? Mercy Corps is fortunate to have a large base of passionate supporters who rally their communities to support people facing natural disasters, civil conflict, poverty and oppression around the world.
Company's triple match brings $63,720 for Haiti September 20, 2010
Moments after news broke of the January 2010 earthquake that devastated Haiti, NRG Energy’s corporate inbox was flooded with requests from concerned employees: “How can we help? What is NRG going to do? How can I give?”
United States: “Lemon Aid" for Mercy Corps August 5, 2010
The sound of young voices calling “lemonade for sale,” is frequent on my summertime bike rides home from work. Yesterday, I was surprised to hear “lemonade for sale, benefit for Mercy Corps.”
Mongolia: Mongol Ralliers and Mercy Corps interviewed on New Day Northwest! May 28, 2010
On Wednesday I had the great privilege of representing my team, Baatar Hero — along with Christine from team Just A Steppe Away and