On Sunday, Joplin, Missouri, was the latest city ripped apart by a tornado. Schools, hospitals, homes and businesses were destroyed. We have DOs and osteopathic medical students in this and other areas affected by recent storms, tornadoes or flooding. The AOA can help.
The Osteopathic Family Relief Fund (OFRF), funded by the AT Still Foundation, aids physicians and medical students whose homes and clinics are damaged in natural disasters.
The OFRF provides grants from $2,500 to $10,000 to help physicians rebuild their offices and practices after suffering through such natural disasters as hurricanes, severe storms, and flooding.
Physicians who have been affected in counties recognized by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) as disaster areas are eligible to apply for an OFRF grant.
For a grant application or more information, contact Rickie Jacobs at email@example.com or (800)621-1773, ext. 8164.
Those wishing to donate to the fund can send tax-deductible contributions payable to AOA:
Osteopathic Family Relief Fund
142 E. Ontario St.
Chicago, IL 60611-2864