The Helping Hands Fund for Disaster Relief

Our thoughts are with all those affected by the recent hurricanes – click here to make a donation in support of Chi Omega Sisters impacted by these disasters through the Chi Omega Foundation’s Helping Hands Fund for Disaster Relief.

If you or another Chi Omega you know is need of financial assistance due to devastation from these disasters, please reference either the Collegiate Application or the Alumnae Application for financial assistance.


Help Sisters Affected by Severe Storms

The Chi Omega Foundation’s Helping Hands Fund for Disaster Relief Program exists to allow Sisters to help other Sisters, both alumnae and collegians, who have found themselves suddenly and unexpectedly in financial need due to Presidentially-declared disasters.

The Helping Hands Fund for Disaster Relief donations aided Heather Mayard Perrin, a collegian at Phi Zeta/McNeese State, impacted by Hurricane Rita. Heather was in the midst of her senior year and student teaching when the hurricane occurred. Classes resumed quickly, but her graduation was postponed. Heather lost her belongings as well as the home she was renting in the disaster. Heather’s grant paid for her teaching certificate, supplies, and interview attire. Heather is touching the lives of countless young people due to the generous spirit of Chi Omega donors.

If you or another Chi Omega you know is need of financial assistance due to devastation from a recent disaster, please reference either the Collegiate Application or the Alumnae Application for financial assistance through the Helping Hands Fund Disaster Relief Program.

Grants from this program are restricted in their use to the payment of basic necessities arising directly out of a Presidentially-declared major disaster or emergency, and relief funds must be dispersed within six months of the disaster.

For those who wish to join other donors from across the country in providing financial assistance to affected Sisters, please click here to make your donation online or mail your check, payable to Chi Omega Foundation, to The Chi Omega Foundation, 3395 Players Club Parkway, Memphis, TN 38125. Reference the “Helping Hands Fund for Disaster Relief”. Your gift will mean so much!

If you have any questions about the Chi Omega Helping Hands Fund Disaster Relief Program, please contact Saranne “Punky” Penberthy at saranne.penberthy@gmail.com or Chi Omega Foundation Stewardship and Grants Coordinator Allison Long at 901.748.8600 or along@chiomega.com.

On behalf of all of Chi Omega, we will continue to keep those affected by these tragedies in our thoughts and prayers as you continue to rebuild your lives, your homes, and your communities.

Loyally,

Letitia Fulkerson
Chi Omega Foundation President