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Home Care Employee – Hurricane Relief Fund

 

 

About the Fund

Help support displaced home care workers (attendants, nurses, therapists, and social workers) affected by the devastating destruction in the wake of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. While home care agencies are finding ways to continue operations, thousands of home care agency employees continue to care for their patients even though they have suffered personally from the destruction caused by these hurricanes.

The Home Care Association of Florida (HCAF), the Texas Association for Home Care & Hospice (TAHC&H), and the Homecare Association of Louisiana (HCLA) have partnered together to establish a 501(c)(3) super fund designed solely to provide financial relief to home care workers affected by natural disasters. With 2017 shaping up to be a historic year for natural disasters in many parts of the country, HCAF, TAHC&H, and HCLA will ensure all donations collected go to home care workers in FEMA-designated disaster counties who have suffered significant property damage or loss. As home care workers care for their patients, their industry is poised to care for them.

 

Please give today and help provide relief to home care workers trying to recover, get back to work and continue to care for patients under extraordinary circumstances.

 

Ways To Donate

Please send checks, money orders, or cashier checks payable to Homecare Recovery Fund, Inc., 2236 Capitol Circle NE, Suite 206, Tallahassee, FL 32308, or to 3737 Executive Center Dr., Suite 268, Austin TX, 78731. Please note: A link to donate electronically by credit card will be active soon.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

How does a home care employee seek assistance from the Relief Fund? Home care employees can apply for assistance by completing an application here or you may print, complete, and fax an application to Homecare Recovery Fund, Inc., at (850) 222-9251.

 

How does a home care employee qualify for assistance from the Relief Fund? To be considered, the applicant must be employed by a licensed Home & Community Support Services Agency in a FEMA county- designated disaster area. The employee must also live in one of the FEMA-designated disaster counties and have suffered from significant property loss or damage as a result of Hurricane Harvey or Irma.

 

Who will determine if I qualify for Relief Funds? Financial gifts will be determined by a volunteer task force comprised of HCAF, TAHC&H, and HCLA members. All applicant's names and agency employer will be redacted as part of the consideration process. Assistance fund monies will be paid directly to the recipient.

 

Frequently Asked Questions for Donors

Is my contribution tax deductible? Yes, your contribution is fully tax deductible.

 

Please email your questions to reception@homecarefla.org.

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