APA Foundation Disaster Relief Fund

Disaster Relief Fund

We know that when disaster strikes, having immediate food, care, and supplies can lessen the trauma. As a mental health organization, we understand that this basic support can reduce some of the emotional trauma each individual, family, and community experiences. There are many phases to disaster response and the APA Foundation provides professional, financial, and strategic support to nonprofit organizations throughout the many phases of recovery in federally designated disaster areas. 

You, too, can support the APA Foundation’s recovery efforts by:

1)     Contributing to the APA Foundation’s Disaster Relief Fund;

2)     Sharing educational resources from the APA Disaster and Trauma webpage and information about the APA Foundation’s Disaster Relief Fund with your colleagues—together, we can make a difference; and/or

3)    Become a disaster mental health volunteer through the American Red Cross—your expertise will be well placed and it is best to deploy through an organization, like the American Red Cross, that has the experience and support to put you in the right location to maximize your contribution.

Where Your Funds Go:

Hurricane Harvey: In the wake of Harvey, the APA and the APA Foundation have been in contact with the District Branches impacted to provide resources and financial assistance with disaster relief.

Hurricane Irma: Currently one of the strongest hurricanes ever recorded in the Atlantic, Irma is expected to make landfall in Florida and likely to impact multiple states. The APA and the Foundation are preparing to lend professional and financial support where needed.

 

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If you, or someone you know is in suicidal crisis or emotional distress, click here for a list of resources.