The Troth has established the Red Hammer committee to collect online donations for victims of hurricane Harvey, and other natural disasters happening this year. They are in the process of voting on which reputable organizations will receive these funds, raised by the Heathen community.
In October of 2016 The Rede created The Troth’s Red Hammer Disaster Relief Program, and a business plan for future fundraising is still in the works. Previously, the name “Red Hammer” had been used to raise funds for Hurricane Katrina victims by Ben Waggoner and Lauren Crow Thacker. Internal goals for the current program are to raise funds periodically for relief projects as needed in 2018, and to eventually expand to international emergency relief by 2028.
“Red Hammer is a nonprofit committee that is part of The Troth (a worldwide organization), that provides disaster relief and humanitarian aid to people who have been devastated by natural disasters and other tragedies. Help comes in the forms of monetary assistance, clothing, food, as well as spiritual needs.”
The Atlantic hurricane season of 2017 has seen an above average number of named storms and category 3 or higher major hurricanes so far, according to The Weather Channel. Wildfires have also impacted regions in the Pacific Northwest and the Western United States in the last month. Over 15,000 acres of fires have burned in the state of Oregon alone, and Idaho has seen fires as large as 29,036 acres as recently as July.
For more information on how to give to natural disaster relief through this Heathen-run charitable organization, visit TheTroth.org. To donate now, visit the Troth’s donation page and select “Harvey Disaster Relief Fund” in the drop-down menu.
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