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Disaster Relief From Crypto...

Last fall, not long before Hurricane Florence ravaged North Carolina, our team at NeedsList was scheming with folks over at MakerDAO on how to allow the deployment of cryptocurrency to support local response to rapid-onset disasters.

We launched a fund through which individuals and companies could donate Dai, MakerDAO’s stablecoin soft-pegged to the U.S. Dollar, to aid in disaster relief and preparedness efforts in the U.S. and abroad.

Hope Heroes is a grassroots non-profit organization committed to long-term disaster relief. Their philosophy epitomizes the values common to NeedsList partners — dignity, resilience, efficiency.

DAI donations through NeedsList made it possible for volunteers with the organization to provide diapers and formula after Hurricane Florence to single mothers in Robeson County, North Carolina.