TO:                  All ANCOR Members and Friends

FROM:             ANCOR Foundation CARES Fund

DATE:               May 26, 2011

SUBJECT:        Urgent Request CARES Fund


As you know there have been numerous natural disasters this spring:   fires on the west coast and southwest; tornadoes in Alabama, the Midwest, and last week in Joplin, MO; and flooding along the Mississippi.   ANCOR recognizes the need for cash and services following a disaster and provides organizations the ability to meet some of those needs. 

We were approached for financial support from an organization affected from the Joplin and Oklahoma City tornadoes (houmes destroyed, death of individuals, individuals displaced) which prompts me to make this urgent request for contributions to the ANCOR Foundation CARES Fund.

The ANCOR Foundation CARES Fund provides financial support to organizations assisting people with intellectual and developmental disabilities affected by terrorism, natural disasters or exacerbating conditions.   The Foundation recognizes natural disasters may cause a disruption of services or supports and stability must be quickly established.

Organizations may apply for funds to assist individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities obtain food and food supplies, medication and medical supplies, housing assistance, utility payments, and cash assistance.  The organizations may also use the funds to provide stabilization of organizational infrastructure to meet the immediate needs of the individuals supported.    

If you know of an agency supporting people with intellectual and developmental disabilities requiring assistance to meet the needs resulting from a natural disaster please have them contact Debra Langseth at

Please help meet the needs of people affected by the numerous disasters!   Make a contribution (tax deductible) to the CARES Fund to ensure that people with disabilities receive adequate resources to meet their urgent needs.  Please make your check payable to the ANCOR Foundation.    Please note: CARES Fund.   Send your contribution to:   ANCOR Foundation,   1101 King St., Ste 380,  Alexandria, VA   22314-2944

We anticipate significant requests for funds, so if at all possible, send your contribution by June 1.   Questions?   Contact Bill Tapp at  (877-353-2767) or Debra Langseth  (410-917-9272)  

All contributions raised in excess of current needs will be utilized for future disaster relief efforts.


Bill Tapp                                                                         

ANCOR Foundation President