When you share this e-mail with a friend, a fellow worker, a church member, and emphasize that the 6 minute promotional video on the IHS home page is the most informative tool we have ... then your extra effort allows us to add another friend in order to sustain our participation for the least able to afford their trip to Charlottesville.
For 9 years this charity has maintained an open communication with UVA Social Workers in order to catch that segment of long-distance patients who arrive without adequate funds to sustain their immediate critical needs. For the grossly underfunded patients and perhaps a caregiver, their unexpected need to be at UVA Medical Center without adequate means is often a frightening challenge. IHS was originated to seek to ease the burden on the least able among us. IHS is a non-profit, totally volunteer effort, highly dependent on private donations.
Please allow me to repeat how disconcerting and depressing the experience of arriving at the state's premier hospital, sometimes hundreds of miles from home, arriving late at night without funds for eating or a place to sleep. THIS charity is that 24/7 contact through the Office of Social Workers to assist with last minute unprepared patients.
This rather short reminder of how YOU can extend a hand for future arrivals is so needed.
Reach out to your friends by forwarding this e-mail and allow them to review the IHS website.
Encourage your contacts to e-mail and ask what they can do to secure this needed charity.
Interfaith Humanitarian Sanctum (IHS)
P.O. Box 163
Palmyra, VA 22963
Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgAnd, as always, 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.
T. Wade Clegg III & Sam McLawhorn
Founding Members IHS