News & Press Releases

Global Impact reacts quickly to the evolving priorities of donors. Our expertise, business acumen and efficiency ensure that charitable gifts are used to address the most pressing problems facing the poorest and most disadvantaged people. For the latest information on the work we are doing to meet critical humanitarian needs around the world, see our current and archived press releases and news stories below.

Please direct all media inquiries to the attention of Global Impact Director, Marketing & Communications, Micaela Vivero at 703.717.5265 or email [email protected].

Mexico Earthquake Relief Fund

Mexico City earthquake damage
On Tuesday, Sept. 19, a magnitude 7.1 earthquake hit central Mexico. The quake caused 38 buildings to collapse and took out more than 40 percent of power in Mexico City alone. At least 330 casualties have been reported, including 19 schoolchildren. Rescuers continue to work quickly to clear the rubble and locate survivors.
 
This quake came on the heels of an 8.1 magnitude quake that hit the country’s southern coast earlier this month and killed more than 90 people. 
 

Hurricane Maria Relief Fund

Hurricane Maria damage

Hurricane Maria slammed into Puerto Rico early on Wednesday, Sept. 20, as a Category 4 storm, wiping out power completely save for a few generators and ultimately killing more than 60 people. Now, the people of Puerto Rico are still struggling to access food, maintain power and generate income as they try to return to normalcy.

Those affected by the hurricane are in desperate need of help. Our charity partners are working to provide relief.

Hurricane Irma Relief Fund

Hurricane Irma - UNICEF
 

International Day of Charity 2017

Today is International Day of Charity.
 
Each year on Sept. 5, the anniversary of the death of Nobel Peace Prize winner Mother Teresa of Calcutta, we take a moment to recognize the efforts of charities worldwide and the role that charity plays in alleviating crisis and human suffering.
 

South Asia Flooding Relief

South Asia flooding - CARE

Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund

Hurricane Harvey - World Vision / Scott Olsen / Getty ImagesHurricane Harvey made landfall in Texas as a category 4 storm on Friday, Aug. 25.

Ninth Annual Global Disaster Relief & Development Summit: New keynotes and last chance to join

Taking place on Sept. 6-7, 2017 at the Ronald Reagan Building & ITC in Washington D.C., the 9th annual Global Disaster Relief & Development Summit is expected to include more than 300 humanitarian and development professionals, 70 speakers and 25 exhibitors and partners during the two-day event. 
 

New series: Innovative employee engagement

Innovative employee engagement (April 2017 update)

Over the next several months, we will be following a unique engagement opportunity available to corporate partners through Global Impact’s charity partner, WaterAid. 

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