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NCRF launches natural disaster relief fund

The National Court Reporters Foundation’s (NCRF) Natural Disaster Relief Fund was formed this year to assist National Court Reporters Association (NCRA) court reporters, captioners, or CLVS members who face hardship in the event of a natural disaster. NCRF is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization created by NCRA.

“The NCRF Trustees are excited about this new effort,” said NCRF Chair Early Langley, RMR, a freelance court reporter from Danville, Calif. “It further reflects the commitment to support one another that all NCRA members carry in their hearts.”

Donations raised through the NCRF Natural Disaster Relief Fund will help provide hardship relief to NCRA members in need who have been affected by natural disasters. This will likely be in the form of financial assistance. All donations made to this fund will be a tax write-off.

A major natural disaster is defined by the U.S. Department of the Interior as “any hurricane, tornado, storm, flood, high water, tidal wave, earthquake, volcanic eruption, landslide, snowstorm, fire, explosion, or other catastrophe, in any part of the United States which, in the determination of a federal agency head, causes damage of sufficient severity and magnitude such that an emergency action is necessary to the preservation of human life or property.”

If you are a member of NCRA and have been impacted by a natural disaster, you can apply for aid by completing the application here.

To donate to the NCRF Natural Disaster Relief Fund, text the keyword reliefhelp to 41444 or use this NCRF campaign link.