@iwjasper thank you for posting this thoughtful suggestion in our community. The co-op's Public Affairs team is currently learning from disaster philanthropy experts, like the Center for Disaster Philanthropy, on what the next best steps are for providing relief to communities impacted by the 2019 Atlantic Hurricane Season, including the Bahamas.

In the aftermath of a natural disaster, the co-op often looks to provide both humanitarian aid and support for long-term recovery for the recreation landscape that has been affected. Here is an example from the aftermath of California's wildfires.

At REI, we believe time outside is fundamental to a life well lived.