Caring For Our Own
Benefis Health System Foundation’s Caring For Our Own program was established to provide assistance to Benefis Health System employees or volunteers who are experiencing a financial burden in a time of emergency.
Caring For Our Own assists people during sudden, unexpected crisis-type situations that demand immediate action. It's a little financial care package that arrives when people need it the most.
This important program is completely funded through contributions, mostly from Benefis Health System employees and the thoughtful group of volunteers who support Benefis through patient services and fundraising.
If you'd like to learn more about Caring For Our Own or how you can support this incredible no-strings-attached program, please call us at (406) 455-5840 or contact us through the website by clicking HERE.
Here is a look at what past Caring For Our Own recipients have said about this amazing program and the kindhearted people who support it:
"After two knee surgeries and then a very large plumbing emergency, I had pretty much wiped out any savings I had. Two weeks before a third knee surgery, I was involved in a head-on collision, and my car needed a lot of repairs. This money will help me get back to driving a dependable vehicle again. Thank you from the bottom of my heart."
"The generous act of loving kindness in times of illness and stress is such a boost and makes you feel cared for."
"The check I received was a big help. It paid off my plane ticket to the Philippines in an emergency due to my mother's death. To the donors, you have touched my heart. I thank you so much and feel grateful for the kindness of this organization."
"I was able to fly home for my brother's funeral and be with my family at our time of loss. I wouldn't have been able to go if not for this program. God bless you all."
"I was able to buy food and gas, and I was able to rent a place close to work. You can't believe how much the Foundation helped me."
"This fund was an amazing blessing for my family when I had to fly to Denver for my procedure. I can't express how grateful I am except to say that I hope someone else is equally blessed."
"We had to fly to New York with one day's advanced notice for my mother's funeral and rent a car for seven days. Thanks so much for taking a lot of the financial worry away during a very tough time."
"The money helped to pay some of the costs following an unexpected death and burial. 'Thank you' is so inadequate. You do not ever believe a sorrow of this magnitude will ever touch you. When it does, the kindness and generosity of your co-workers is more meaningful than you could ever know."
"It helped with my medication, which is very expensive. You saved my life."
"I had to make an emergency trip to Texas to be with my mom, who was in ICU after an embolectomy. She was not expected to survive. I would like to thank all of the donors who made the gift possible. I truly was unsure how I was going to pay my bills, get the kids what they need for school and pay for hotels. My husband has been out of work for awhile and only recently gone back to work. During that time, we used most of our savings. I cannot express how thankful our family is."
"I think people are more aware of how much they need to give after they receive this gift. It is very appreciated."
"Your gift made it possible for me to pay down my medical bills without worrying about being able to buy food or fall behind on other bills. I have never had to ask for this kind of help; I have always tried to live within my budget. But this medical problem has put me way over budget. CFOO's rapid response has made it possible for me to have hope."
"Thank you, thank you! It pained me to see my newborn sick and in pain. Thanks to you, she is doing better, and I am a very happy new mommy."
"It was a blessed gift. I believe that in life what goes around comes around. Because you each share out of the goodness of your hearts, God will bless you extra and you will know it comes from Him when you get something special like this."
"This program has touched people's lives over and over. When groups of people show such love for others, that's what life is all about."
"Caring For Our Own provided help with plane tickets for my family to visit my mother, before she passed away, and attend her service. Your gifts are appreciated and, without them, we wouldn't have been able to go."
"My husband fought a long, hard battle with cancer. The money helped buy groceries, pay a few bills and helped while we stayed in town to be closer to my husband at night. He was very grateful for all of the help and kindness. We all are very grateful."
"Caring For Our Own helped us get a place to live at the time. It was a moment of desperation. It saved us. Thank you."
"It was quite a shock to open the mail and see such a generous gift. Thank you so much."