bWERX was founded in 2008 on the basis that we are here with a purpose; so we contribute to that purpose by dedicating our time, money and resources to various important organizations and charities.
Therefore, in addition to its business successes, bWERX also has a corporate policy of giving 15% of its profits annually to a variety of non-profit organizations that help meet practical needs such as food, shelter, and medical supplies for people worldwide. Justin Culver, bWERX's president, founder, and chief executive officer, actively directs these philanthropic activities, and has traveled the world as part of humanitarian relief efforts.
Monies are donated to non-profit groups that help people meet practical needs throughout the world…everything from helping create sustainable food and medical supplies to eyeglasses and housing. In the time that he's been doing humanitarian work, Culver has traveled to Singapore, South Africa, Thailand, India, Sri Lanka, and Mexico to provide general humanitarian aid, or aid in response to a natural disaster.
For example, after the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake that seismographs registered between 9.1 and 9.3 in magnitude (the second largest earthquake ever recorded), a series of deadly tsunamis devastated the coastlines of most landmasses bordering the Indian Ocean, killing close to a quarter of a million people in 14 countries, including Indonesia, Sri Lanka, India, and Thailand. A worldwide humanitarian response yielded more than $7 billion in humanitarian aid, and Culver and his colleagues were one of the many groups that traveled to these ravaged countries and helped provide food and medical supplies. In another instance, Culver was part of a team that traveled to India and Sri Lanka, and provided eyeglasses for children and adults with poor eyesight. Culver also hosted a New Orleans family that was displaced in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Culver is still in contact with the family that he fostered.
Justin in Sri Lanka assisting with an orphanage
Justin in India assisting with an orphanage
Justin in Africa assisting with a hospice
bWERX supports Barnabas Charities and its efforts to reach out to families within local communities, as well as victims of natural disasters and children in need around the globe. Barnabas has an unwavering commitment to those in need and are always seeking help for their many ongoing projects.
Living in the beautiful great state of Colorado makes bike-riding a fond past time for us. But no ride is as rewarding as our participation in National MS Society's popular charitable event, "Bike MS". The bWERX staff has been sharing the enthusiasm and ambitions of the MS Society in this 'most premier fundraising cycling series in the nation' for many years running.
When natural disasters strike, the victims and the families torn asunder by the devastation are left struggling amid chaos, entirely reliant upon the help of others. bWERX seeks to answer the call whenever possible, working to ease the suffering and repair the lives of survivors in the aftermath. bWERX responded in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, and is still today helping to support families affected by this disaster. bWERX has also been involved in natural disaster relief efforts in Thailand, India and Sri Lanka.
While primarily focused on providing clean water and nourishing food to less fortunate communities around the globe, the Faith-based mission of Food For the Hungry encompasses a vision to overcome all forms of human poverty. bWERX believes whole-heartedly in perpetuating this critical movement and participating through our sponsorship of poverty-stricken children in Guatemala and Uganda.
Not to be mistaken for the tasty pancake house, The International House of Prayer (IHOP) in Kansas City is a community outreach and prayer Ministry with a service scope spanning the entire globe and every individual on it. Through monthly donations of time and resources, along with financial contributions, bWERX facilitates its passionate avidity for this critical cause.