Crisis control and relief are the two most important aspects of a disaster response program. Generating financial contributions for such events is critical. Facilitating the timely delivery of these contributions to victims in need is equally important.
— Tim Keegan, President, COH

Crisis Control and Relief

Crisis control and relief are the two most important aspects of a disaster response program. Generating financial contributions for such events is critical. Facilitating the timely delivery of these contributions to victims in need is equally important.

With this in mind, the Coalition of Hope Foundation, Inc. (COH), a US-based 501c3 non-profit organization has pioneered a unique program tailored for Humanitarian Assistance & Disaster Relief (HADR) emergencies. This custom approach allows for the dispersion of electronic funds through the use of secure gift-cards to quickly provide emergency funds to “un-banked or under-banked” victims during the “Stability Phase” of relief operations.  Our current planning allows for distribution in time for Christmas 2017.  In order to guarantee a maximum exposure of the initiative to the neediest, the infirmed, the elderly and “at risk” children, we will distribute funding throughout segmented regions of the country, through several highly-vetted non-profit relief organizations under the United Way umbrella.

Distributing Cash in Times of Crisis

COH encourages cash donations because they allow the victims of disaster to procure the exact items needed during times of crisis.  The use of cash reduces the burden on scarce resources (infrastructure, staff time, and warehouse space) and can be transferred quickly, reliably and without excessive transportation costs.  The COH Crisis Card supports the economy of the disaster-stricken region and ensures cultural, dietary, and environmentally appropriate assistance.

COH Crisis Cards can be loaded with individual amounts up to US $250.00, to be used exclusively for the purchase of items.  For security reasons, they cannot be used for ATM cash withdrawals. The COH Crisis Card program may receive contributions from sovereign disaster-relief programs, other non-governmental organizations (NGO), corporate sponsors, foundations and governmental agencies in the event of a crisis. 


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TRANSPARENCY, SECURITY AND TRUSTED PARTNERS

Corporate funding and general contributions from the public are received by COH and segmented into a specific Crisis Card bank account.  A certified acknowledgement of the contribution is noted and returned for tax purposes.  Funds are aggregated and cards produced; a minimum production of 5,000 cards with US $100.00 per card equates to a minimum funding tranche of US $500,000.00. 

Key production and distribution partners include:

  • Coalition of Hope (COH) Foundation, Inc. / Chase Bank, NA., Palm Beach, FL.
  • TPP, Inc. / Denis Gross, President – Card Processor, Jericho, NY.
  • Sunrise Bank / (VISA), Brian Tordsen, EVP, National Products Group - St. Paul, MN. 
  • United Way, P.R. and its Partner Organizations including but not limited to:
    • Caritas de P.R. (Catholic Charities)
    • Servicios Sociales Catolicos 
    • Centros Sor Isolina Ferré (CSIF)
    • P.E.C.E.S. (El Programa de Educación Comunal de Entrega y Servicio)
    • The Humane Society
    • Extra Bases; the Carlos Delgado (MLB) Foundation

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CORPORATE SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITY

 COH is actively seeking corporate sponsors to support the Crisis Card initiative.  All proceeds will be segmented into a separate Foundation account and used to fund the first printing of our cards.

We are excited to be able to provide co-branding on our cards for a “Title Sponsor”. The minimum cost for this opportunity is US $500,000 and will provide for the Title Sponsor’s corporate logo to be featured alongside the COH emblem on the face of the card. As each card will have a $100 value, each “Title Sponsor” will have a minimum of 5000 cards with their corporate logo on the face of the card.

Total production numbers are variable, subject to the amount contributed. Approximately 92% of all contributions will be provided to those affected by disaster.

Each production run of Crisis Cards will represent a non-exclusive corporate sponsorship and will be scheduled upon confirmation of funding. 

Our ability to help those in need is subject only to funding.  COH will be soliciting Crisis Card contributions from the general public in order to foster a sense of mass engagement and raise to public awareness of the program.