Before retiring as one of the most respected and long-serving Social Workers of the UVA Health System, Kenneth L. Cady served for 26 years at this revered Hospital. Before retiring in September 2015, Ken wrote this letter to Interfaith Humanitarian Sanctum (IHS), the totally independent, non-religious, no stock, nonprofit, All-volunteer, 501(c)3, on call 24/7 public charity, dedicated to the indigent and underfunded patients and caregivers who must come for their treatment from long distances for treatment. His comments regarding the "gap" deserve attention, for the consequences of allowing a single gap to widen can be disastrous.
A Special Message from Kenneth L. Cady
"There are few non-profit charities, that I can think of, who are as caring and responsive as the Interfaith Humanitarian Sanctum (IHS) has been and continues to be to the UVA Health System patients and families. The UVA Health System is dedicated to patient care in providing the best available health care possible to all Virginians, and to those from out of state who choose to come here; however, there is a gap that needs to be bridged for our low-income and indigent patients. That gap has to do with patients who need care but cannot get to Charlottesville, or once here, need assistance, many times on very short notice. IHS fills this gap with services such as helping pay for medications, medication co-pays, lodging, transportation and food assistance. That has been extended for several years by providing indigent families through Pediatric Clinics with new infant car seats, and supplemental equipment for the care of the Mother and baby.Your donation keeps us in rapid response mode!
Please remember that all of us at IHS are non-paid volunteers, and we are all donating what we can to IHS personally. Also remember - for transparency we hold the "Gold Seal of Approval" from the Guidestar.org national clearing house. Please do what you can. And, if you would like to donate now to our cause, please click the button below to go to our encrypted secure on-line donation form.
A Sincere Appeal ...T. Wade, Elisheva & Sam
IHS Founding Officers
SPECIAL NOTICE for UVA Medical and University staff, and all other Virginia Commonwealth State Employees. The Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign (CVC) 2015-2016 begins October 1st through December 31, 2015. Interfaith Humanitarian Sanctum, Inc. (IHS) is a CVC charity. To support our work for lodging, food programs, prescriptions & co-pays, pediatric support with infant car seats and clothing, etc. , designate your gift to CVC code 3648..