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July Updates from Help Hope Live

In cased you missed it in our latest email blast to clients and Team Members, here are a few updates from Help Hope Live on summer hours, client stories, a recent Hope Talk, Instagram tips, and more.

Summer Hours

Please note that our hours have changed for the summer:

 

Monday-Thursday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET
Friday 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. ET

Where We've Been

Did you catch us at the Abilities Expo Chicago? Sonny from our Outreach department got the chance to meet client families and medical professionals while sharing tips about how fundraising can bring exceptional tech and modern mobility supplies within reach.

Hope Talk: Fund Request Tips and Tricks

With our most recent Hope Talk, you’ll learn how to submit fund requests to Help Hope Live plus tips and tricks for keeping your bills organized and avoiding delays for quicker payments. Perfect for all clients and team members!

Recording available now:

15,000 Followers

We’re celebrating reaching 15,000 social media followers this summer. If you’re not one of them yet, follow us today:

On Facebook: Help Hope Live

On Twitter: @helphopeliveorg

On Instagram: @helphopeliveorg [scroll down for our Instagram guide!] 

On YouTube: Help Hope Live

Community Spotlights

“There is much more hope of where I will be in the future.”

In June, a community came together to help Christine Morris, a 37-year-old living with a spinal cord injury. A special bi-monthly market run by Christine’s sister invites vendors to give back by donating a percentage of their proceeds to Help Hope Live in Christine’s honor.

Christine has been able to double her weekly physical therapy sessions thanks to fundraising.

“I realized that fundraising with Help Hope Live would pave the way for other individuals with this diagnosis.”

For Daisy Checo, a wife and mother living with hypermobile Ehlers Danlos Syndrome (EDS), the decision to start fundraising with Help Hope Live wasn’t just a matter of financial support. While fundraising is critical to Daisy’s ability to meet needs related to her diagnosis, including mobility aids and medical nutrition, she also hopes to inspire other EDS fighters.

Daisy wants her campaign to show every individual and family facing EDS that they are not alone, and that it’s okay to need – and ask for – assistance.

57-year-old Felipe Rodriguez became severely ill and was diagnosed with COVID-19. Placed on a ventilator, Felipe needed a double lung transplant to survive.

In April, he received the gift of life. He will continue to fundraise with Help Hope Live for post-transplant medical and related costs.

Fundraising Tip: Instagram

Ever wondered how to share your fundraising campaign on Instagram? You’re in luck: we just published a guide to the process! Check it out here, and sample one quick tip below:

Your Campaign Page link will not be clickable if you share it within an Instagram post. However, you can follow our guide to add a link to your Instagram bio – that way, you can simply say “link in bio” in your posts.

Resource Spotlight: Rent and Mortgage

Funds raised with Help Hope Live can be used to cover up to three months of mortgage payments, rent, and utilities up to a total of $2,000 per month.

Still struggling with rent or mortgage costs due to your medical needs? For mortgage and rent assistance after more than 21 days of inpatient hospitalization, apply for a grant from The Keep Swimming Foundation.

Parents of patients who are under 26 can apply for one or two months of mortgage or rental assistance for up to $2,500 per month with the MBA Opens Doors Foundation (see the guidelines here).

The B+ Foundation provides grants to the families of children under age 21 diagnosed with cancer, including assistance with mortgage or rent.

Individuals who sustained an SCI, TBI, or other mobility-limiting injury while participating in certain outdoor action sports can apply for relief for one year of rent, six months of mortgage payments, or up to one year of utility bills from The High Fives Foundation. Click here for eligibility requirements and guidelines.

Did You Know?

Help Hope Live can start fundraising campaigns for a wide range of diagnoses, including cell and organ transplants, spinal cord injuries, brain injuries, amputation, cancer, COVID-19, ALS, and others.

Do you know a family who might benefit from our medical fundraising support? You can refer a patient to Help Hope Live by sharing our contact information or our social media accounts listed earlier in this email blast (we reply to all direct messages).   

If you already know that a patient is interested in fundraising, you can submit a three-step initial application on their behalf at helphopelive.org/apply

Summer Rolls On

Have good news to share with us? Want to refresh your Campaign Page or plan a fall fundraiser? Reach out to our team this summer for assistance. 

Written by Emily Progin
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