HYANNIS, MA – Shepley Wood Products announced this week that it will be pledging $2,000 per month for at least one year to the Cape Cod and Islands Major Crisis Relief Fund (MCRF) for a total of $24,000. MCRF is a program within the Cape Cod Times Needy Fund that provides humanitarian aid to local individuals and families.
MCRF was launched one year ago as a designated fund of the Cape Cod Times Needy Fund, a 501(c)3 charity. While the Needy Fund provides urgent financial assistance throughout the year to local individuals and families who are experiencing temporary financial hardship, MCRF was created to provide long-term humanitarian aid on the Cape and Islands during major crises.
“We are seeing the devastating effects of natural disasters in Texas and Florida,” says Tony Shepley, founder and president of Shepley Wood Products. “The Cape and Islands must be prepared for when something similar hits at home.”
Judy Walden Scarafile, managing director of MCRF, says, “We are very grateful to Shepley Wood Products for this donation, and it heartens us to know that it will go to local residents when they will need it most.”
Scarafile says that MCRF has raised $300,000 toward its goal of $1 million and stresses that the support of corporations, foundations, and individuals is critical so that ample disaster aid is available.
Shepley’s mission continues to be a respected leader in the building materials industry by investing in its customers, its employees, and its community.
The Cape Cod and Islands Major Crisis Relief Fund (MCRF) is a disaster response program of The Cape Cod Times Needy Fund, Inc., a nonprofit organization.MCRF provides humanitarian aid to local individuals and families. MCRF aims to fill existing gaps in preparing for and responding to major crises—including natural disasters, such as hurricanes and blizzards, and man-made crises, such as health epidemics and terrorism. Services will include financial aid for food, housing, transportation, and medical/mental healthcare. MCRF will respond to critical needs that are unmet by traditional forms of private and public disaster aid, and the Fund’s main focus will be on long-term recovery assistance. For more information, call 508-362-4467, email MCRF@NeedyFund.org, or visit www.majorcrisisrelieffund.com.