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Spotlight On: The International Relief Teams

By Caitlin Couthen Permalink

Philanthropy is a very important part of who Wire and Honey is.  It has been a part of us since the very beginning. Sarah says, “I honestly don’t even remember how I came up with the idea. It’s just always been important to me to give back and I’ve always sought out companies who give back when I shop.”

And so each month we choose a charity that means something to us. Something that is relevant in our socio-economic times and combats issues that are important to us. And that’s why for the month of October, it was a no brainer to donate to The International Relief Teams.  From their site, “The International Relief Teams works to alleviate the suffering caused by poverty and disaster around the globe, from the forgotten corners of the world, to right here at home, by sending volunteer teams, relief supplies, and other assistance to improve the lives of those who suffer most.” They are a top-rated nonprofit dedicated to alleviate human suffering due to poverty or disaster. They specialize in two specific areas of activity: disaster response and building healthy communities. They have provided $6.5 million in volunteer services and $343 million in medicines and supplies to families in need across 68 countries.

And we’ve dealt with a lot of disaster lately. First in Texas, then in Florida and the islands, and most recently, Puerto Rico. Given that there are so many places that need our resources, and our president felt the need to throw paper towels at hurricane victims like he was on a game show and not trying to save lives, it was imperative that we act now and act quickly. There was no better charity to donate to this month than The International Relief teams. They are getting help and supplies to Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria victims.

We are beyond proud to support nonprofits that make lives better for our fellow humans, especially those that are experiencing the worst kind of suffering.  And in doing so, they are proving that it doesn’t matter where you live—the US, a small village in Africa, or even an Island (which is surrounded by water, you know)—they will always be there to help those in need. Please donate HERE or shop Wire and Honey, and know that you are supporting The International Relief Teams make the world a better place.


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