about us

Empowering
at-risk communities.

Our mission is to transform traditional disaster relief by providing support to front line workers and community organizations through innovation of new products and services to aid those in need.

about us

Empowering
at-risk communities.

Our mission is to transform traditional disaster relief by providing support to front line workers and community organizations through innovation of new products and services to aid those in need.

about us

Empowering
at-risk communities.

Our mission is to transform traditional disaster relief by providing support to front line workers and community organizations through innovation of new products and services to aid those in need.

People in the office
People in the office
People in the office

Our values

Dedicated to building a better world.

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Our values

Dedicated to building a better world.

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Empowerment

We envision a world in which communities are empowered to respond effectively, efficiently and powerfully to disasters as they arise.

Empowerment

We envision a world in which communities are empowered to respond effectively, efficiently and powerfully to disasters as they arise.

Empowerment

We envision a world in which communities are empowered to respond effectively, efficiently and powerfully to disasters as they arise.

Equality

We believe in the fundamental equality of all human beings.

Equality

We believe in the fundamental equality of all human beings.

Equality

We believe in the fundamental equality of all human beings.

Inclusivity

We support organizations and communities that are inclusive.

Evidence Based

We believe that climate change is real.

Evidence Based

We believe that climate change is real.

Evidence Based

We believe that climate change is real.

Children in Bangladesh
Children in Bangladesh
Children in Bangladesh

Our mission

Ensuring aid for those who need it most.

By providing support to front line workers and community organizations, the objectives of United Refuge are focused and adaptive to the modern world.

Our mission

Ensuring aid for those who need it most.

By providing support to front line workers and community organizations, the objectives of United Refuge are focused and adaptive to the modern world.

Ukraine relief
Ukraine relief

Commitment to Progress

We are dedicated to bringing innovation by introducing new products and services targeted at "At-Risk" communities.

Commitment to Progress

We are dedicated to bringing innovation by introducing new products and services targeted at "At-Risk" communities.

Workers delivering food
Workers delivering food

Prepared For Anything

We provide technical, logistical, and administrative support to existing actors.

Prepared For Anything

We provide technical, logistical, and administrative support to existing actors.

Workers delivering food
Workers delivering food

Our Fiscal Duty

We will identify the funds that will be used to support the work of frontline responders.

Our Fiscal Duty

We will identify the funds that will be used to support the work of frontline responders.

Workers delivering food
Workers delivering food

Prepared For Anything

Prepared For Anything

We provide technical, logistical, and administrative support to existing actors.

We provide technical, logistical, and administrative support to existing actors.

Workers delivering food

Our Fiscal Duty

Our Fiscal Duty

We will identify the funds that will be used to support the work of frontline responders.

We will identify the funds that will be used to support the work of frontline responders.

Holding Others Accountable

We continue to monitor and evaluate the system to help ensure that it is effective, incorporates feedback, and iterates quickly to urgently serve those who need help when time is a critical factor.

Holding Others Accountable

We continue to monitor and evaluate the system to help ensure that it is effective, incorporates feedback, and iterates quickly to urgently serve those who need help when time is a critical factor.

Holding Others Accountable

We continue to monitor and evaluate the system to help ensure that it is effective, incorporates feedback, and iterates quickly to urgently serve those who need help when time is a critical factor.

Who we are

Who we are

Meet our team.

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Dana Glenn

Seattle, WA

Special Projects Lead

Dana Glenn brings his visionary, philosophical and systems thinking to bear, co-creating solutions which serve humanity when times are hardest. His calm approach to disasters has allowed him to manage a site evacuation in rough seas during an expedition to Antarctica. He approaches the world with curiosity, open mindedness and thirst for knowledge and experience. This way of life has led him to live in many places and to develop a host of diverse skills in the maker and management spaces. He holds a BA in International Studies from RMIT University and an MA in Project Management from Monash University.

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Dana Glenn

Seattle, WA

Special Projects Lead

Dana Glenn brings his visionary, philosophical and systems thinking to bear, co-creating solutions which serve humanity when times are hardest. His calm approach to disasters has allowed him to manage a site evacuation in rough seas during an expedition to Antarctica. He approaches the world with curiosity, open mindedness and thirst for knowledge and experience. This way of life has led him to live in many places and to develop a host of diverse skills in the maker and management spaces. He holds a BA in International Studies from RMIT University and an MA in Project Management from Monash University.

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Deva Temple

Ojai, CA

Research & Publication Manager

Deva Temple is a futurist researcher and author with a passion for designing sustainable human systems. She holds an MA in Global Leadership & Sustainable Development and a graduate certificate in Ecological Economics & Environmental Policy. She has been working with various non-profit organizations to create sustainable solutions in response to environmental and social challenges since 2004. She lives in Ojai, California with her family.

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Deva Temple

Ojai, CA

Research & Publication Manager

Deva Temple is a futurist researcher and author with a passion for designing sustainable human systems. She holds an MA in Global Leadership & Sustainable Development and a graduate certificate in Ecological Economics & Environmental Policy. She has been working with various non-profit organizations to create sustainable solutions in response to environmental and social challenges since 2004. She lives in Ojai, California with her family.

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Elisse LaRoche

Tacoma, WA

Project Administration / Climate Lead

Elisse LaRoche holds a BS in Chemistry from the University of Illinois, Chicago, where she won an award for her research in analytical chemistry. She is a Renaissance woman who keeps things running smoothly for all teams while maintaining fierce wit and a sense of humor. A world traveler, animal lover and voracious reader, she is a recent transplant to Tacoma, Washington where she lives with her husband and occasional foster cats. She envisions a world where everyone’s needs are met, both sustainably and equitably.

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Elisse LaRoche

Tacoma, WA

Project Administration / Climate Lead

Elisse LaRoche holds a BS in Chemistry from the University of Illinois, Chicago, where she won an award for her research in analytical chemistry. She is a Renaissance woman who keeps things running smoothly for all teams while maintaining fierce wit and a sense of humor. A world traveler, animal lover and voracious reader, she is a recent transplant to Tacoma, Washington where she lives with her husband and occasional foster cats. She envisions a world where everyone’s needs are met, both sustainably and equitably.

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Irene Pak

South Lake Tahoe, CA

Manager of Information Technology

Irene Pak applies her diverse skillset as a systems geek. Her background brings together experience in filmmaking, event operations, logistics and systems administration. She graduated from UC Berkeley with a degree in environmental science. She applies these skills and knowledge bases flexibly, with an eye towards bettering the lives of people. She is an adventurer and rock climber, living in South Lake Tahoe.

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Irene Pak

South Lake Tahoe, CA

Manager of Information Technology

Irene Pak applies her diverse skillset as a systems geek. Her background brings together experience in filmmaking, event operations, logistics and systems administration. She graduated from UC Berkeley with a degree in environmental science. She applies these skills and knowledge bases flexibly, with an eye towards bettering the lives of people. She is an adventurer and rock climber, living in South Lake Tahoe.

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Irene Pak headshot

Irene Pak

South Lake Tahoe, CA

Manager of Information Technology

Irene Pak applies her diverse skillset as a systems geek. Her background brings together experience in filmmaking, event operations, logistics and systems administration. She graduated from UC Berkeley with a degree in environmental science. She applies these skills and knowledge bases flexibly, with an eye towards bettering the lives of people. She is an adventurer and rock climber, living in South Lake Tahoe.

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Judas Walsh

His location is a mystery

Project Coordinator

Judas Walsh applies a diverse skillset towards making sure the team operations run smoothly. He spent 10 years working in management as a paralegal for several law firms. His background in organizational, non-profit and political campaign management, speech and debate coaching, deep listening and conflict resolution allows him to predict and meet shifting organizational needs. When he’s not working he enjoys attending concerts, following his favorite hockey team, or spending time hiking.

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Judas Walsh

His location is a mystery

Project Coordinator

Judas Walsh applies a diverse skillset towards making sure the team operations run smoothly. He spent 10 years working in management as a paralegal for several law firms. His background in organizational, non-profit and political campaign management, speech and debate coaching, deep listening and conflict resolution allows him to predict and meet shifting organizational needs. When he’s not working he enjoys attending concerts, following his favorite hockey team, or spending time hiking.

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Elisse LaRoche

Tacoma, WA

Project Administration / Climate Lead

Elisse LaRoche holds a BS in Chemistry from the University of Illinois, Chicago, where she won an award for her research in analytical chemistry. She is a Renaissance woman who keeps things running smoothly for all teams while maintaining fierce wit and a sense of humor. A world traveler, animal lover and voracious reader, she is a recent transplant to Tacoma, WA where she lives with her husband and occasional foster cats. She envisions a world where everyone’s needs are met, both sustainably and equitably.

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Judas Walsh headshot

Judas Walsh

His location is a mystery

Project Coordinator

Judas Walsh applies a diverse skillset towards making sure the team operations run smoothly. He spent 10 years working in management as a paralegal for several law firms. His background in organizational, non-profit and political campaign management, speech and debate coaching, deep listening and conflict resolution allows him to predict and meet shifting organizational needs. When he’s not working he enjoys attending concerts, following his favorite hockey team or spending time hiking.

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Board of Directors

Isabella Garcia

Austin, TX

Co-Founder / Ukraine Response Lead

Isabella Garcia

Austin, TX

Co-Founder / Ukraine Response Lead

Julia Russotti

Chicago, IL

CFO / Co-Founder

Julia Russotti

Chicago, IL

CFO / Co-Founder

Kevin Rowell

San Francisco, CA

Co-Founder

Kevin Rowell

San Francisco, CA

Co-Founder

Laura Wasserson

San Francisco, CA

Co-Founder

Laura Wasserson

San Francisco, CA

Co-Founder

Tyler Hanson

Reno, NV

Co-Founder

Tyler Hanson

Reno, NV

Co-Founder

Laura Wasserson

Austin, TX

Co-Founder

Kevin Rowell

Austin, TX

Co-Founder

Tyler Hanson

Austin, TX

Co-Founder

Laura Wasserson

Austin, TX

Co-Founder

Tyler Hanson

Reno, NV

Co-Founder

Meet our partners.

Meet our partners.

FAQ

Frequently asked questions.

FAQ

Frequently asked questions.

What do we mean by "non-government" and "at-risk" communities?

We mean communities that are at risk for not receiving aid from municipalities and market entities. For example: A church group, neighborhoods that don't receive aid from the city or county, rural areas, etc.

Why not have a larger or more wealthy organization handle this?

How does the Community Refuge Project (CRP) educate and encourage mutual aid?

How can I help?

What do we mean by "non-government" and "at-risk" communities?

We mean communities that are at risk for not receiving aid from municipalities and market entities. For example: A church group, neighborhoods that don't receive aid from the city or county, rural areas, etc.

Why not have a larger or more wealthy organization handle this?

How does the Community Refuge Project (CRP) educate and encourage mutual aid?

How can I help?

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