The Foundation was proud to provide a total of $17,410 in disaster relief funding to 10 nutrition and dietetic professionals. These individuals suffered losses due to the 2018 California wildfires and East Coast hurricanes.
The Foundation’s disaster relief efforts were established to support the personal and professional life-rebuilding efforts of Academy members, non-member nutrition and dietetics professionals credentialed through CDR, and dietetics students who are devastated by natural disasters. These efforts include two separate funds; A Life Rebuilding Fund that is supported by donations from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and its members as well as a Professional Rebuilding Fund that was established by the Commission on Dietetics Registration.
“It is amazing to see how much support there is within the community and beyond, knowing that people care and want to help has made the Camp Fire disaster easier to manage. I am greatly appreciative of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics [Foundation] for their support and aid in this terrible disaster. They have removed some of the stress of rebuilding and my appreciation cannot be stated enough. There is still a lot of struggling within my family and I am excited to be able to help them.”
– Zachary R. Jensen
The Foundation, through the generosity of its donors, supports and empowers Academy members and other credentialed nutrition and dietetics professionals throughout their education and careers with scholarships, awards, research grants, public nutrition education programs, and even times of their greatest needs with relief during a life-changing event through its Disaster Relief Fund. Since its inception, donors have helped provide more than $125,000 in disaster relief funding.
Make a donation today to the Disaster Relief Fund to support your Foundation and help your fellow colleagues!
A few heartfelt thank-you notes from the Foundation’s recipients of Disaster Relief Funds from 2018 recipients.