Disaster Fund / Kansas Care and Share
ESA is an organization that has programs that assist their own membership in times of great need. Kansas supports the Kansas Care and Share program that targets the members in Kansas. Internationally the Disaster Fund supports members everywhere and is supported by all of the membership of ESA. These programs make ESA unique among organizations.
Kansas Care & Share
KANSAS CARE & SHARE FUND was established to aid Kansas members in financial difficulties over which the member has no control, i.e., loss of income due to illness, death or accident of member's immediate family or extreme personal hardship that would cause loss of member's income. This fund can be used as supplement of the Disaster Fund in cases where the amount received from the Disaster Fund does not cover member's loss. This fund will depend solely on donations from the individual members, Chapters, and Districts. Contributions to members will not exceed $2000.00 per case.
Kansas Care & Share Facts:
To make a donation to the Kansas Care & Share click on the donation jar
Committee Chairman: Karen Osborne. Delores Currier and Jacque Keller serve on the committee. Feel free to contact them using the form above with your questions.
International Council Disaster Fund
“ESA = Living, Loving, Caring, Sharing…”
NOVEMBER REPORT: "Thanks for your help with the Disaster Fund. To date we have paid 11 claims. Eight of the claims were a direct result of hurricanes. We have paid out $50,198.20 for those 11 claims. Just for information purposes, last year, in the whole year, we only paid 11 claims.
So far Kansas has collected $1,129.50 for the year!! Off to a great start and I know we can and will do more. LET"S RAISE ENOUGH FOR ONE CLAIM!
To make a donation to the IC Disaster Fund click on the
Do you know where to turn for help in times of need? The Disaster Fund is there for ESA members for support and financial assistance. The Disaster Fund is there to assist an ESA member with financial burdens during a time of financial need. In order to continue to assist our ESA members with funds, please support the Disaster Fund with your monetary donations funds.
If you’d like more information, please contact the chairman. Does your District have a budget line for the Disaster Fund? Consider adding it your budget, have a fundraising event at your District meeting, then send me your donation. Pretty simple. No forms to fill out. Just mail the check to the Chairman.
Disaster Fund Facts Update:
Disaster Fund Chairman
The purpose of the ESA International Disaster Fund is to assist an ESA member whose home and/or personal belongings are destroyed or damaged extensively by one of nature’s causes - fire, flood, etc. Assistance may also be given when a member incurs heavy financial responsibility due to a debilitating illness or accident which involves her or the immediate family who reside in her home and for whom she is legally responsible.
The State Disaster Fund is profiled in the Kansas Chapter Handbook. The maximum amount of a claim is $5,000.00. We need to make donations to help cover our state claims and keep the Disaster fund alive and well to support our members in need.