What is the purpose of the H.E.L.P. Fund?
Holman created the fund to equitably support employees in financial crisis resulting from an emergency.
The fund helps provide for the needs of Holman employees who are victims of natural or civic disasters, or who are impacted by an unforeseen and sudden hardship. It assists when the event threatens their ability to meet basic living expenses, and insurance or other organizations do not aid in recovery.
By law, the H.E.L.P. Fund can only pay invoices that cannot be settled because of the emergency, such as mortgage payments or rent, utility bills, car payments, medical bills, etc. There can be no payments made directly to the applicant. As a result, it is critical that the bills that are asked to be funded are uploaded to the application. Failure to attach invoices to be paid will delay potential assistance, and may result in the rejection of an application.
These emergency hardships are short-term personal crises, such as a house fire that results in the loss of such basic needs as food, clothing or shelter; or a severe injury that results in extraordinary medical expenses. An emergency hardship must be unforeseen, and beyond the control of employees and their ability to budget and plan.
The fund is intended for Holman employees who are below the level of Vice President and have limited financial resources. While it is important to note that the fund cannot make incurred losses whole, it will help our employees get back on their feet.