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鈥淭hank you so much for all your assistance. I appreciate all your organization does for the hemophilia community.

-Helping Hands recipient

About HFA鈥檚 Helping Hands Program:聽

Helping Hands聽is a unique financial assistance program that provides individuals and聽families within the bleeding disorders community with basic living expenses. It聽was designed to be a rapid, non-invasive, temporary resource for emergency situations聽and provide a foundation for future financial stability.

In 2014, Helping Hands assisted聽275 households聽and distributed over聽$124,00 in direct aid to families in the bleeding disorders community!聽Of those 275 households helped in 2014, we assisted 95聽聽families/individuals聽with their housing expenses.

Read How Helping Hands Helped One Family

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In 2015, HFA is hosting聽two Gears for Good bike rides聽to raise funds to support this critical community聽safety net. In June, riders rode along the Farmington Trail in Connecticut for the second annual inaugural regional Gears for Good bike ride.

On September 26-28, riders from around the country will bike 156+ miles in the fifth annual Gears for Good bike ride from West Virginia聽to Washington, DC. In both bike rides, riders will have the opportunity聽to connect while raising awareness and funds聽for community members in need.

When you make a tax-deductible聽contribution of聽$15.60 or more to support this critical cause,聽you will be entered into a raffle to win a free trip (airfare and hotel paid for) to Symposium 2015 in St. Louis!聽Note: the winner will be announced in October.

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History of Helping Hands:

In 1997, HFA started the Helping Hands program when it noticed there was an unmet聽need within the bleeding disorders community. Initially, the assistance provided was in聽a compassionate nature rather than financial assistance. Assistance included a Nintendo聽for a co-infected young patient to find joy in his last days, a catered dinner for a man who聽wanted to do something nice for his wife who took care of him while single handedly supporting聽the family, and movie tickets for a family to 鈥済et away鈥 from the daily struggles聽of doctors鈥 appointments and infusions. Over the years, Helping Hands evolved into a聽program providing assistance with basic living expenses for individuals and families 聽experiencing hardships related to their bleeding disorders.

 

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