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Employees Helping Employees Emergency Fund

Even when your life is on track, sometimes a substantial financial crisis can derail it put added stress on your work, family and health.

For these times of significant personal crisis, Gundersen Medical Foundation has created the Employees Helping Employees Emergency Fund. As the fund's name implies, it is supported by Gundersen employees who donate to help fellow Gundersen employees hit by financial emergencies. The program is designed to help cover costs that an employee may struggle to pay during an emergency, such as housing, utilities, expensive repairs or medical expenses.

Who's eligible?
This fund is open to employees who have worked at Gundersen at least six months and work 20 hours a week or more.

How can I help?
This program is sustained with the generosity of Gundersen employees. If you'd like to support your coworkers and the Employees Helping Employees Emergency Fund, you can:

Make a gift online

Employee payroll deduction form

How do I apply?
To apply for a grant of up to $1,000 from the Employees Helping Employees Emergency Fund, contact the Employee Assistance Program at (608) 775-4780 or (800) 327-9991, weekdays 8 a.m.-5 p.m. You'll meet with an EAP consultant to determine if you're eligible to apply and to help connect you to other available community resources.

Applications for support will be reviewed by an anonymous committee.

Grant application guidelines

For questions, please contact Katie Berkedal, fund allocation manager, at (608) 775-1978.

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