September, 2018: From Katie Smith Sloan, president and CEO
While it might feel like déjà vu for many of us watching another devastating hurricane from afar, the reality for thousands of people on the east coast is anything but. Over the weekend, Hurricane Florence delivered a punishing amount of rain resulting in historic levels of flooding in many locations across the Carolinas.
We have connected with our state executives from North and South Carolina to stay on top of news from LeadingAge members who might have been impacted. While final assessment of damage isn’t yet known, we are certain that communities and staff will be affected.
I am writing to you today to appeal for your support as you have done countless times before for fellow members in need.
Please consider a donation to the LeadingAge Disaster Relief Fund to help offset costs associated with damage from Hurricane Florence. 100% of all donations will go directly to member organizations and their staff to cover a range of needs including basics supplies such as food and water. All donations are tax-deductible.
If you are donating on behalf of your organization, please include the organization’s name in the ‘Send special instructions to LeadingAge’ form field after you click on the Donate button. If you plan to collect individual contributions from staff and residents, please consider collecting at your community and making one donation.
Last year, thanks to more than 1,000 donations from member organizations and people around the country, we raised more than $680,000 to help those affected by hurricanes, mudslides, and wildfires.
If you'd like to make a donation by check, please make it payable to LeadingAge and send to:
2519 Connecticut Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20008
Attn: Jody Moeller
If you have any questions, please contact Tessa Atkinson-Adams at email@example.com
Thank you in advance for your consideration and generosity. I have already received several inquiries about how you can help, and am humbled, as I so frequently am, with LeadingAge members’ unwavering commitment to one another.