Our hearts go out to all of those affected by Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma, particularly families with ALS who are facing terrible challenges. In 2012, we saw how a natural disaster can make life especially difficult for somebody living with ALS when Superstorm Sandy devastated parts of our Chapter region, flooding homes and knocking out power for weeks.

In the aftermath of that storm, our Chapter assisted ALS families with generators, communication devices, medical equipment, and other emergency needs. Our friends in Texas, Louisiana and Florida will be dealing with the consequences of these hurricanes for years to come. You can support the unique needs of ALS families affected by Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma at http://www.alsa.org/fight-als/disaster-relief-fund/

If you know people in our Greater Philadelphia Chapter area who are dealing with family or friends affected by these hurricanes and need assistance or support, please contact our Care Services team at 215-643-5434 prompt #3.

You may also wish to access for yourself, or share with a family member or friend, our Podcast on Emergency Preparedness for individuals with ALS at: http://alsphiladelphia.podbean.com/e/episode-35-alisa-brownlee-on-emergency-preparedness/


The ALS Association Greater Philadelphia Chapter
321 Norristown Road - Suite 260, Ambler, PA 19002

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