Dear NCHIMA Members and Sponsors,
NCHIMA is deeply concerned for those that have been affected by the flooding and hurricane damage in our state. Now that the flood waters are beginning to recede this is the time we need to begin assistance and help our fellow members and professionals.
Donate directly to the AHIMA Foundation HIRO fund.
AHIMA Foundation HIRO Fund
The HIRO Fund can help
Have you been affected by a natural disaster, or know of a member who has? The AHIMA Foundation is accepting applications from members to receive assistance from the Health Information Relief Operation (HIRO) Fund. The HIRO Fund is an ongoing disaster recovery fund to assist HIM professionals and their communities in recovering from natural or man-made events. AHIMA members in recently-declared disaster areas are invited to submit an application for up to $500 to assist in their efforts to return to work while recovering from the disaster. To learn more about the eligibility requirements, please see the HIRO Fund.
This is not the last year that disasters will strike, but it will be the last year that victims of these tragedies have to do without the immediate support of their HIM colleagues —but only with your help and support. For more information on the fund, and to donate to the relief effort, visit the AHIMA Foundation HIRO Fund web page.
Support the AHIMA Foundation HIRO Fund
The Health Information Relief Operation (HIRO) Fund is an ongoing recovery source to assist HIM professionals whose lives and communities have been shattered by natural or man-made disasters. Through the generosity of AHIMA members and HIM’s greater professional community, and begun with a $10,000 donation from AHIMA, the HIRO Fund (pronounced “hero”) provides material relief to those whose professional practices have been significantly shaken.
We can’t predict when disasters will strike, but we can predict there will be help for our members. With your help and support, victims of these tragedies do not have to go without the immediate support of their HIM colleagues.
For more information on the fund, and to donate to the relief effort, visit the AHIMA Foundation HIRO Fund web page. Eligible applicants can apply for financial assistance by completing and submitting the HIRO Fund Assistance Application.