As happens within any large organization, sometimes one of our members has to face a personal challenge as a result of a crisis or significant event, which can be overwhelming. The “CAHP Cares” fund was established as a way to allow members from the CAHP family to lend a helping hand to a brother or sister who puts on the CHP uniform and does their best to make this a better place for all people of California, but now needs financial assistance getting through a challenging situation of their own.
When the CAHP board of directors determines a situation qualifies, it will be published in the APB, on the website and in an Area Rep Informer.
Contributions are not tax deductible because to register the program as a 501 (c), the expenses would be high and it would require a board of trustees to screen every request and make sure a certain set of criteria were met before a decision could be made to distribute any funds. The CAHP board of directors wanted something that had more flexibility and where all the money raised went to the intended recipients. In a nutshell, this is a large version of “pass the hat.”
When there is a specific CAHP Cares request publicized by the CAHP, checks can be mailed to the CAHP office with “CAHP CARES,” or the name of the individual for whom donations are being collected, in the memo line. You may also call the CAHP office and make a donation using your Visa or MasterCard credit card.