Many ASPE Members suffer unexpected hardships that strain their relationships, careers, and finances. In the spirit of family and community, ASPE asks Members to consider donating to these causes to help ease the suffering of fellow Members. If you or an immediate family member are in need of assistance, please send the details to firstname.lastname@example.org.
PLEASE NOTE: ASPE Cares is meant to encourage donations from individuals. ASPE Chapters should refrain from donating from the Chapter's Treasury to avoid potential IRS issues regarding nonprofits.
Members in Need
Luke Martin, Dallas/Ft. Worth Chapter
On August 12, 2019, a fire at the home of Luke and Penny Martin resulted in a total loss of all of their belongings. Their family is okay, but a GoFundMe has been established to help them get some necessary items while waiting for insurance processing. You can donate at gofundme.com/f/helping-luke039s-family-from-total-loss-house-fire.
Randy Kleinheider, CPD, LEED AP, St. Louis Chapter
Randy is currently rehabilitating at the New Haven Care Center from the several small strokes he suffered earlier this year. His wife Debbie has created a Facebook Group to help keep everyone informed, which you can find at facebook.com/groups/1764704553856031/. Also, ASPE's St. Louis Chapter recently created a GoFundMe page for Randy since insurance is no longer covering the costs of his stay at the care center. You can find it at gofundme.com/randy-kleinheider-medical.
Mark Tanner, CPD, Phoenix Chapter
On July 1, 2015, Mark suffered three major strokes that have impaired his ability to walk, breathe, speak, see, and eat. Since Mark was released from the hospital, his wife Sherri has become his full-time caregiver. Professional in-home care is not covered by insurance, but it is needed to help Mark's recovery. Donations can be made at gofundme.com/markandsherri.
Paul Silvestre, Philadelphia Chapter
ASPE's Region 1 Director was recently diagnosed with stage 3 follicular lymphoma, but due to previous complications, he cannot start chemotherapy until a defibrillator is installed and a bacterial infection and anemia are cured, all of which is increasing his medical expenses. Donations can be made at gofundme.com/7am928h8.