The Helping Hands Fund for Disaster Relief

Our thoughts are with all those affected by the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) – click here to make a donation in support of Chi Omega Sisters impacted by recent events through the Chi Omega Foundation’s Helping Hands Fund for Disaster Relief.

Due to overwhelming response, applications for the Helping Hands Fund for Disaster Relief have been suspended. If more funding permits, the Foundation will reopen the grant application

Help Sisters

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.

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 Chi Omega Foundation Stewardship and Grants Coordinator Amanda Vinson at 901.748.8600 or

On behalf of all of Chi Omega, we will continue to keep those affected during these challenging times in our thoughts and prayers as we continue to do our part to flatten the curve.


Letitia Fulkerson
Chi Omega Foundation President