• iChanged Working with local partners to provide immediate relief to disaster victims.

  • iChanged Helping rebuild communities one donation at a time.

  • “ “The ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world are the ones who do. “ ”

    John McAfee

  • “ "Few will have the greatness to bend history itself; but each of us can work to change a small portion of events, and in the total; of all those acts will be written the history of this generation." ”

    Robert Kennedy

  • “ "Help young people. Help small guys. Because small guys will be big. Young people will have the seeds you bury in their minds, and when they grow up, they will change the world." ”

    Jack Ma

  • “ "Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world." ”

    Harriet Tubman

  • “ "You must be the change you wish to see in the world." ”

    Mahatma Gandhi

  • “ "It is more rewarding to watch money change the world than watch it accumulate." ”

    Gloria Steinem

  • “ "The way to change the world is through individual responsibility and taking local action in your own community." ”

    Jeff Bridges

  • “ "No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world" ”

    Robin Williams

  • “ "Music can change the world because it can change people." ”

    Bono

  • “ "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has." ”

    Margaret Mead


Disaster Relief


$175 Billion Worldwide

Worldwide natural disasters caused $175 billion in damages in 2016. The financial impact increased more than two-thirds from the previous year. The costliest natural disasters took place in Asia, two earthquakes cost Japan $31 billion in losses, and flooding in China over the summer cost $20 billion.

 

North American had 160 natural disasters in 2016

North America faced 160 natural disasters, the highest number for the continent in a single year since 1980. The costliest and deadliest was Hurricane Matthew, which killed at least 550 in Haiti alone and caused $10 billion in damage. The United States and Canada also faced widespread wildfires and floods in 2016.

Floods accounted for more than a 1/3 of all financial losses in 2016.

A series of storms in Europe caused $6 billion in damage and also contributed to record flooding around the world. Floods accounted for 34 percent of all financial losses in 2016.

Natural Disasters have a greater economic impact than terrorism.

Financial guru Warren Buffett said that natural disasters, such as Hurricane Katrina and Japan's earthquake, have a greater economic impact than terrorism. These disasters, as well as tornadoes, floods, and tsunamis, cost the insurance industry billions. If large enough, they can slow economic growth for decades.