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NHF Disaster Relief Fund

For Immediate Release: May 3, 2011

NHF Disaster Relief Fund: Tornadoes and other disasters—you can help hospices

(Alexandria, Va) – As the nation witnessed the devastating storms over the past few weeks, the hospice community has experienced loss of staff, patients, caregivers, volunteers, and their property. In the face of the devastation, hospice providers have continued to care for their patients, despite blocked roads, power outages, and personal loss. And in true hospice spirit, staff members have volunteered their time to care for the broader community. These actions are a testament to the dedicated staff and volunteers of our nation’s hospices.  

In the wake of these disasters NHPCO is supporting the hospice community through collaborations with state organizations as they contact and support their local providers. NHPCO and state organizations are working with national vendors to bring scarce resources to the hardest hit communities. This partnership between NHPCO and the state organizations will continue during the days and weeks to come.  

The National Hospice Foundation (NHF) is making funds available to the Alabama Hospice Organization to support its response and the recovery efforts of local providers. NHF’s Disaster Relief Fund was established to aid the hospice community when disaster overwhelms regularly-available resources. In the past, the Disaster Relief Fund made grants to support recovery efforts following Hurricane Katrina, the Haitian earthquake, and the flooding in Tennessee last year. The Fund also supports grief and bereavement programs to foster community healing following traumatic events.  

We welcome your support of the disaster fund and to enhance NHF’s ability to care for the hospice community.  To donate, please visit www.nationalhospicefoundation.org/disasterrelief