FHA Hospital Employee Assistance Fund

Join the Florida Hospital Association in our support for Florida hospital employees whose lives have been impacted by the devastating destruction caused by Hurricane Irma.

The Florida Hospital Association Research and Education Foundation (FHAREF) has established an Employee Assistance Fund for FHA member hospital employees who suffered significant property loss as a result of Hurricane Irma.

All contributions to the fund will go directly to member hospitals to be distributed to hospital employees, at no administrative cost. To be eligible for assistance, full-time or part-time employees must have experienced damage to their residences in a county where the federal government has issued a disaster declaration.

Join us in our show of support for Florida's hospital community. Please donate now.

Donations may be made online or checks may be made payable to:

Florida Hospital Association Research and Education Foundation
306 East College Avenue
Tallahassee, FL 32301
Memo: FHA Hospital Employee Assistance Fund

For assistance with the donations form, contact FHA Communications Department.




Frequently Asked Questions

How does an employee sign up for the FHA Hospital Employee Assistance Fund?

In order to distribute money as quickly as possible, hospital CEOs in FEMA-designated disaster counties will request support from the fund for eligible employees.

How will the funds be distributed?

The FHA Hospital Employee Assistance Fund will send a check payable to qualifying hospitals based on the number of eligible employees submitted from each hospital. The hospitals will then distribute the funds to hospital employees who suffered significant property loss to their homes/residences during Hurricane Irma.

How did the FHA Hospital Employee Assistance Fund determine its distribution policy?

The goal of the policy is to ensure that the funds donated to the FHA Hospital Employee Assistance Fund are:

  • Used in the most appropriate and effective manner to assist hospital employees who, due to Hurricane Irma, suffered significant property loss or damage;
  • Distributed in a timely manner with a minimum amount of paperwork; and
  • Distributed in their entirety with no administrative costs deducted.

How will I know that the FHA Hospital Employee Assistance Fund received my donation?

You will receive a written or electronic acknowledgement that will include information needed for tax purposes.

How much of my donation goes to the FHA Hospital Employee Assistance Fund?

All funds will be used to directly assist hospital employees who suffered significant property loss or damage during Hurricane Irma. All administrative services are being provided in kind so that 100 percent of your donation will be used to assist hospital employees who have suffered catastrophic loss.

Can I donate to a specific hospital or employee?

We are sorry, but the FHA Hospital Employee Assistance Fund cannot process distributions to designated individual hospitals or staff.

What is the fund's privacy policy?

Information submitted to this site will not be sold, leased or otherwise disclosed to third parties other than is necessary to complete your transaction. The FHA Hospital Employee Assistance Fund will only communicate with you to acknowledge receipt of your donation or resolve a problem with your transaction.

Is my contribution tax deductible?

Yes. Your contribution is fully deductible as allowed by law. The Florida Hospital Association Research and Education Foundation's tax ID is 59-6151162.