By Conni Ingallina
We are proud of the work that our clients are doing to support others in this time of crisis. Here are just a few examples:
Family Emergency Relief Fund - The Phoenix Union Foundation for Education is an organization that supports the Phoenix Union High School District by raising money and funding scholarships for graduating seniors pursuing their next level of education, awarding grant requests made by educators, and supporting the district, as needed. The COVID-19 crisis brought to light many other needs for the students and their families in the greater Phoenix communities. Food and technology are at the top of the list of needs.
After becoming aware of these great needs, the Foundation Board unanimously passed the motion to create a specific COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund to directly support students and their families in this time of need. The Foundation seeded this Fund with $30,000 in hopes that the community at large would step up and contribute as well. That, they did, donating over $47,000 in the first week and the outpouring from the community is still growing.
Feeding Families in India – Five Rivers International found out there were many starving families in the mountains of India who were unable to buy food. With the assistance of partners on the ground, they were able to seed money into this effort to feed hundreds of families.
Supporting Healthcare Workers on the Frontlines – Working on the frontlines of the COVID19 pandemic, the American Academy of Emergency Nurse Practitioners (AAENP) has worked tirelessly to provide online resources and webinars to connect their members with information and each other.
The Phoenix Union Foundation for Education, AAENP, and Five Rivers Intl. are managed by SOS-Association Management Solutions.