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What is the Andy’s Outreach Fund?

Andy’s Outreach Fund is a charitable fund for employees to contribute to their co-workers who have been directly impacted by severe hardship, crisis or a catastrophic incident that was beyond their control. Since funding for Andy’s Outreach comes from other employees, care is taken to make sure that the grants are given only for unavoidable hardships. Grants must also follow guidelines provided by the IRS.

What types of help can Andy’s Outreach provide?

Natural Disaster Assistance:

  • Emergency Assistance for basic living expenses due to a natural disaster that has been officially declared by the President (such as Hurricane Katrina)

Financial Hardship Assistance:

  • Triggered by a specific unusual event (such as illness, death, accident, crime or other personal event)
  • Financial need and lack of other resources must be substantiated
  • Expenses must be proven
  • Hardship must be beyond employee’s control

Eligible Financial Hardships Include:

  • Residential fire or flooding
  • Acts of nature that result in major property damage to primary residence or automobile
  • Death of an employee or an immediate family member resulting in a financial hardship
  • Other personal financial hardships (such as catastrophic medical expenses)
  • Theft/loss of essential property

Financial Hardships that CANNOT be granted under IRS guidelines include:

  • Lost wages due to missed time from work
  • Items covered by insurance or governmental assistance
  • Elective, routine or ongoing medical expenses
  • Bad debt/overdue bills from ongoing financial problems
  • Legal fees and expenses associated with divorce or child custody issues
  • Personal bankruptcy
  • Illegal behavior or situations that occur while you are under the influence of alcohol or controlled substances
  • Circumstances within the employees’ control (such as normal maternity expenses, traffic violations, etc.)
Who can apply?

All current employees are eligible for assistance from Andy’s Outreach Fund provided that they complete the attached application demonstrating how they have been impacted by a qualifying event, substantiate their expenses and prove their lack of financial resources. An application must be made within ninety (90) days of the hardship to be considered by the Disbursement Committee. Only one application may be submitted for a qualifying event. If you are in crisis or are experiencing a hardship and would like to speak to someone prior to submitting an application, please contact Andy’s Outreach at 1-855-TRH-ANDY(1-855-874-2639).


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