Help Earth Foundation HEF, a District of Columbia non for profit corporation. HEF was founded by socialprenuer and emergency responder, Nelson Jacobsen. The idea came to him after a variety of obstacles he experienced setting up and implementing the Tsunami Band Aide project, which successfully brought artists, clubs, charities and politicians together to support relief efforts for the Boxer Day Tsunami in 2004.
During work on this initiative, it became evident that having a foundation in which all of the elements (artists, charities, etc.) had relationships before they came together would have allowed for a better and more robust effort and thus HelpEarth.org was formed to meet the challenges of today.