United States: Disaster relief for hospices affected by hurricane Sandy

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Over the past week, many of us have been following Hurricane Sandy as the storm made its way up the Altantic seaboard. Here at the National Center for Care at the End of Life, our offices were closed for two days – fortunately, we only suffered minor water damage. Following the storm, staff have been reaching out to providers and state organizations to find out the extent that the storm affected our members. Some initial reports are coming in and we are hearing from members who were in the path of this historic storm. The impact has been significant for some of our colleagues in the field.

NHPCO along with the National Hospice Foundation and our affiliates are sending our thoughts and support to all those affected by Hurricane Sandy. I would like to take this opportunity to remind you about NHF’s Disaster Relief Fund which is used to provide financial support to hospice and palliative care programs that are faced with monumental challenges in the aftermath of unexpected events such as this. Funds will be distributed through coordinated efforts with state hospice and palliative care organizations.

Gifts may be made online or by check payable to National Hospice Foundation (make a notation of “Disaster Relief Fund” on the check) and send to: NHF/Disaster Relief Fund, 1731 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314. 

We will continue to gather information from our members in areas that were hit hard by this storm and hope that all those struggling with the aftermath will be safe and cautious in the days ahead.

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