Thank you for your continued support to your foundation, the Georgia Healthy Family Alliance. Your generosity continues to help make our mission possible.
As some of you may know, the GHFA Executive Committee approved an initial $25,000 (diverted from our Community Grants budget) to offer smaller grants (up to $1,000) for quick, immediate and urgent needs of member – identified community organizations in crisis due to the pandemic. We have distributed most of the initial $25,000 – and the Executive Committee has agreed to distribute an additional $15,000 – for a total of $40,000 to help our patients and neighbors with food, shelter and medical equipment.
If only $40,000 would cover the cost of requests that continue to come in from our members who are on the frontline and working with the homeless, hungry and frightened. But as we often say, “hope” is NOT a strategy – we have a PLAN – and with your assistance – we can quickly raise additional monies. We have started a social media campaign using the Fundly platform and set a goal of matching the Alliance’s $40,000 to allow us to award more Immediate Needs Grants.
We are so grateful for physician members like past GAFP President, Dr. Susan Margletta Harmon, and her husband, for giving a donation in the amount of $2,000 to sponsor additional grants. Our ask of you is to give a $1,000 donation to also sponsor a much-needed emergency grant. Any amount you can give towards our COVID-19 relief fund is of course appreciated and will make an immediate impact on the lives of the people in our communities. No amount is too small. You can follow this link to give directly to our online campaign. https://fundly.com/ghfa-covid-19-immediate-needs-grants-fund
In addition, please share our Fundly donations page on your personal social media platforms. You can share the Fundly page directly from the link above. Your community of friends, family and colleagues likely want to help, and this is a way for them to do so. Even if you are unable to make a donation at this time, sharing this with your network, and asking for their support could go a really long way in helping us meet our goal!
Many current GHFA donors are choosing to make an additional gift to support the COVID-19 Emergency Grant Fund – we hope you will consider doing the same. All gifts will have an immediate impact on our mission as we work to meet the healthcare needs of our community.
Shan Hayes- GHFA Director of Philanthropy
Fay Fulton- GHFA Executive Director
Kara Sinkule- GHFA Deputy Director
Daniel Thompson- GHFA Regional Director of Philanthrop