We continue to be amazed at the generosity and support of those who want to help NICU families who have been displaced from their families, homes, and communities because of Hurricane Harvey. NICU Helping Hands is committed to providing 100% of all donated funds (minus credit card transaction fees that must be paid for online donations) to the families who need assistance. Absolutely 100% of your donation will make it into the hands of families in need.
Because of your generosity since last night, we will be covering expenses incurred since August 25th that are related to housing/shelter for displaced NICU families. We will also be able to provide in the coming days funding for meal assistance and possibly transportation assistance for families who need to travel back and forth.
Hurricane Harvey has placed a tremendous burden on families who are already overwhelmed with their baby being in the NICU. The NICU is never a “routine crisis” and the additional trauma associated with a hurricane in your community is something that most of us will never have to experience. Families need additional emotional support, have additional financial needs, and need to know that those caring for them are going to help them navigate the numerous hurdles they are going to face, not just today or this week but in the months ahead.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart for hearing the call for help. As of this afternoon you have provided $1600 that will go directly to help NICU families impacted by Hurricane Harvey. As we begin offering support to families in areas impacted by the storm we will need additional funding. We will provide financial support as long as we have funds to give. If you would take a moment and share this information with your friends, families, and co-workers we would be so incredibly grateful and so would the families of our tiny Texans.
You are making a difference in the lives of these families. Thank you for allowing us the honor of connecting your generosity with those in need.
Lisa Grubbs, Founder & President/NICU Helping Hands