Disaster relief: Helping hospices recover

As people throughout the nation struggle to recover from tornadoes, floods, and other weather-related emergencies, the National Hospice Foundation (NHF) is making funds available to support state organizations as they respond to recovery efforts of providers at the local level.

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, the flooding in Tennessee last year, and tornado destruction in Alabama only weeks ago. The Fund also supports grief and bereavement programs to foster community healing following traumatic events.

Donations to the fund can be made at: www.nationalhospicefoundation.org/disasterrelief.