The West Virginia State Medical Association (WVSMA) has raised nearly $29,000 so far to help those affected by the devastating floods that hit their state last month. The WVSMA, through its West Virginia Medical Foundation (WVMF), established a special disaster relief fund to collect donations to support the ongoing relief efforts throughout the state. The WVMF is a 501 C(3) not-for-profit charitable foundation under IRS law.
The recovery efforts for the thousands of West Virginians affected by the floods continue as the need for crisis intervention, mental health services, housing, water, food, clothing and other such services as well as vaccines, first aid supplies, flashlights, batteries and cleaning supplies and equipment remain.
The WVMF Disaster Relief Fund is helping both local and state medical societies from around the nation, as well as pharmaceutical and medical device corporations and other strategic partners from within and outside the state, to make donations to provide basic medical relief and to fill any unexpected gaps in the recovery effort.
All donations to the WVMF Disaster Relief Fund will be tax deductible, and all donations will be used to support flood relief efforts as approved by the WVMF Board of Directors. Checks should be made payable to the:
West Virginia Medical Foundation
Attn: Karen Foy
4307 MacCorkle Ave., SE
Charleston, WV 25304
Please write “WVMF Disaster Relief Fund” on your check. If you would like to make a donation by credit card, please call the WVSMA offices at 304-925-0342.
The WVSMA President, Paula Taylor, MD, and Coy Flowers, MD, the chair of the WVMF Disaster Relief Fund, thank you for your generosity and compassion!