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AVMF donates $10K to assist in Hurricane Dorian recovery

Friday, September 20, 2019

SCHAUMBURG, ILL. - The American Veterinary Medical Foundation (AVMF) has donated $10,000 to assist with the recovery from Hurricane Dorian.

The AVMF Board of Directors approved the donation to GreaterGood.org, a national nonprofit benefitting people, pets and the planet, is working with partners on the ground to deliver emergency supplies, transport and medical care to animals and humans in the Bahamas affected by Dorian.

The AVMF, which serves as the charitable arm of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), has been actively assisting in storm relief in the past year, donating $10,000 to the Nebraska Veterinary Medical Association after major flooding in mid-March, $20,000 to the Florida Veterinary Medical Association Foundation after Hurricane Michael, and $10,000 to the North Carolina Veterinary Medical Foundation and another $10,000 to Friends of the NCVMA Foundation after Hurricane Florence in 2018.

The foundation also has an ongoing disaster relief program offering grants up to $5,000 to help reimburse veterinarians for care provided to animals during disasters such as Hurricane Dorian. In 2018, the AVMF provided $146,000 in disaster relief grants to veterinarians, veterinary students, disaster response teams and allied veterinary organizations.

The AVMF relies on the generosity of its donors to provide funds such as those recently given to victims of Hurricane Dorian. To learn more about how you can donate to help veterinarians help animals, visit the AVMF website.

For more information, contact Michael San Filippo, AVMA senior media relations specialist, at 847-732-6194 (cell) or msanfilippo@avma.org.

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The AVMA, founded in 1863, is one of the oldest and largest veterinary medical organizations in the world, with more than 93,000 member veterinarians worldwide engaged in a wide variety of professional activities and dedicated to the art and science of veterinary medicine. Visit avma.org to learn more.

About the American Veterinary Medical Foundation 

The American Veterinary Medical Foundation (AVMF) is the charitable arm of the American Veterinary Medical Association, one of the oldest and largest veterinary medical organizations in the world. For more than 55 years, the AVMF has helped veterinarians help animals by providing support for student education, disaster relief, charitable care and research programs. Visit AVMF.org to learn more.

About GreaterGood.org

GreaterGood.org is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that works to improve the health and well-being of people, pets, and the planet. Over the last 12 years, GreaterGood.org has given over $250 million in cash and in-kind grants to over 3,000 charitable partners worldwide. To learn more, visit GreaterGood.org or follow us on FacebookTwitter or Instagram.