Emergency Fund provides support
Following a 1948 flood that destroyed Vanport, Oregon, a plea for help in the DKG NEWS resulted in more than $3,000 that became the Emergency Fund. The fund continues as natural disasters affect members. Contributions demonstrate the Society’s “genuine spiritual fellowship.”
If you need assistance after a natural disaster, please submit Form 84 - Emergency Fund Request
Emergency Fund recommendation process
Members who sustain major losses from floods, tornadoes, hurricanes, earthquakes, wild fires and other natural disasters may be recommended by their chapter and state organization presidents to receive U.S. $500 from the DKG Emergency Fund.
Inform state organization president
Chapter president informs state organization president of member(s) affected by natural disaster. Use interactive form to expedite process.
Contact Society Headquarters
State organization president contacts Executive Director with name of member, member’s chapter, exact nature of disaster sustained and current mailing address.
Approved request leads to check
Executive Director approves the request and mails or wires a check from Society Headquarters. It is possible that the Executive Director will ask for additional information to determine whether the loss was due to natural causes.