"Lions and Tigers and Bears - Oh No!"

Dorothy found herself in a pickle in the middle of that movie. She had no idea what was ahead and, as we all know, danger jumped out at every turn.   We can relate, right here in the middle of COVID-19. No – it’s not circus animals we are worried about. It’s that ever-changing “whatever it is” waiting just around the next proverbial corner. Waiting to jump into our path.

Mississippi’s weather will continue its ever-changing normal, even tho COVID-19 arrived without invitation. Currently it’s calm (and HOT) but as we all know, our weather can turn on a dime in the blink of an eye. Hurricane season is upon us; tornadoes are a Mississippi tradition; and just how many floods have we experienced thus far in 2020?

Yep, we can get in a pickle real quick. That’s why MHA CARES is always there, always a compass, a lighthouse, an umbrella in the midst of storm. Our healthcare heroes can turn to us whenever their weather turns on them.

The MHA Cares fund was established in 2005 by the Mississippi Hospital Association to assist families of hospital employees affected by natural disasters. All funds raised through this effort are distributed to hospitals in affected areas. The hospital then distributes the funds to the employees who need it the most. In the first six months of 2020, 87 employees at six different facilities have been helped by MHA Cares.  

Please consider making a tax-deductible contribution for the reserve. You can donate by paper mail or by PayPal or credit card. We appreciate you.

No, it’s not Lions, Tigers and Bears –

But when disaster hits, MHA CARES.

(don’t make us release the flying monkeys. 😊)


Recent Tornadoes Across Our State

The MHA Cares fund was established in 2005 by the Mississippi Hospital Association to assist families of hospital employees affected by natural disasters. Beginning with Hurricane Katrina, this fund has been a means of support to healthcare workers around the state in times of hardship due to storms. Since Katrina, we have had numerous tornadoes, etc. and this fund has been activated for each one.

All funds raised through this effort are distributed to hospitals in the affected areas. The hospital then distributes it to the employees who need it most.

We are currently soliciting funds for hospital employees impacted by the recent tornadoes across the state.  Please know that 100% of the donations collected through the Fund will be distributed to hospital employees through their HR department. No funds collected are ever used for the administration of the MHA Cares Fund.

Mississippians are known for their charity. We always show up when our brothers and sisters face disaster. This is certainly one of those times when we show up. The MHA Cares fund is one way we can. Our fellow Mississippians need us. Please consider making a tax-deductible contribution to the MHA Cares Fund. We also encourage you to share this site with others in your community.

Click here to donate by mail. Make your check payable to the MHA Foundation with the subject line: MHA Cares Fund and mail to:

MHA Foundation | MHA Cares Fund, Attn: Allison Hardy

PO Box 1909, Madison, MS 39130-1909

Each contributor will receive an acknowledgement for tax purposes.

To donate by PayPal or credit card, click on the yellow DONATE button.

(You do not have to create a PayPal account to donate by credit card.)

If your hospital had employees affected by the recent storms, please contact Candy Brown, Education Manager, at 601 368 3214 or cbrown@mhanet.org