How We Give Back
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.