Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Please Consider this Final Appeal as a Truly Worthwhile Opportunity

December 31st is the end of the year. Only 4 more days.  While many will have donated to a charitable activity before Christmas Day, some of you who are friends of IHS  may want to take advantage of this final chance to receive a charitable tax deduction to assist  the indigent and severely underfunded who must come to Charlottesville to the UVA Medical Center for treatment.
 
Remember - your donation allows us to respond 24/7 to UVA Social Workers who call for assistance with lodging, food, co-pays or an infant car seat for the UVA pediatric clinics when no other agency or organization is available as that final safety net. It's your chance to do good.

Consider one of two methods for your donation.

(1) Write a check to IHS and send it by regular mail to:
IHS
P.O. Box 163
Palmyra, VA 22963

Make a copy to retain for your IRS tax filing as a charitable donation for 2015.

(2) Or donate by accessing the DONATE BUTTON at the end of this short reminder.

In closing for these final days of 2015, thank you for whatever you can do to secure our efforts to sustain these vital physical needs for the least able among us.  Please know that no one in this public charity is paid. The largest private donations of time and funding still comes from the founding members; however, it is simply not enough to sustain a growing need. If it were not so, then I promise we would not ask for your assistance.

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.

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 From all of us to all of you,
T. Wade, Elisheva & Sam ... IHS Founding Members

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

A Little Bit of Hope for the Least Able is Within Your Reach ....

There are so many stories which could be told, but for the sake of privacy they simply must be vague as to time, place of origin , and circumstance. Such is the matter which follows:

Late December afternoon call from a Social Worker asking if there was possibly some assistance available for a couple from northern Virginia who had just arrived in a taxi. Not a medical taxi, but a commercial cab!  It was not a cheap ride, but the couple learned that a specialist would see them, so that was their only objective.

I learned that the couple was only recently settled into their location. They were arrivals from Africa,  and desperate for attention to a particular medical problem. When the option for the appointment arose at the UVA Medical Center, they flagged a cab.
 
The Social Worker said that she did not know what else to tell me, except that they are here and will be seen. They speak very little English, and communication is limited, but we will work around that.  However, as she noted, "The taxi ride left them broke. UVA Hospitality House fortunately has a room for two nights. I know you provide food to Hospitality House so that is covered. Can you cover their lodging  for two nights? I can get them home day after tomorrow."

Our answer was YES... send them over.  Some situations don't need a lot of explanation.

Such last minute situations occur weekly, sometimes several times, different emergencies but always desperate people just moving with the flow in order to secure treatment wherever it can be rendered.  This charity's devotion to the UVA Hospital's Social Work staff for just such situations is only possible when a friend of the charity remembers that we are ready to respond 24/7 and sends a donation to allow this service to be sustained.
 
Thanks to all of you who have brought so much relief to these guests in desperate times.

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.

 DonateNow
 Much love from all of us
T. Wade, Elisheva & Sam ... IHS Founding Members

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

IHS 2015 Winter On-Line Auction Has Begun ... Check It Out Now!

This public charity's first on-line auction experiment for raising funds to support indigent patients and families who must come for treatment at the University of Virginia (UVA) Medical Center will be active for another two weeks.

Most donations for your review are original quality paintings which would provide wonderful d├ęcor for office or home.
 
Your participation can secure needed funding for lodging, especially when severely underfunded outpatients and their caregivers must travel hundreds of miles for a critical diagnosis, and then are required to stay for extra evaluations over a period of days.  Their inability to handle such costs is where this charity has made such a difference over the last seven years.

Remember - when you bid and obtain one of the quality items or services presently listed on-line, you've secured a patient who could not stay without this vital assistance with lodging. It is indeed a life-giving opportunity through your investment.
 
You'll find present items and services at the following link:

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.

  DonateNow
 A Sincere Appeal ...T. Wade, Elisheva & Sam
                               IHS Founding Officers