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Interfaith Humanitarian Sanctum, Inc.

"Generosity is giving more than you can and pride is taking less than you need" - Kahlil Gibran
Healing Hands and Heart
"Plant a kernel of wheat and you reap a pint, plant a pint and you reap a bushel. Always the law works to give you back more than you give." - Anthony Newell


We have discovered a marvelous opportunity for meeting "unmet" needs in our community. Although our location is in Charlottesville, Virginia, this nonprofit charity will affect visitors from great distances.

The opportunity of which we speak is the formation of a Virginia non-religious, no stock, non-profit charity with initial designs for assisting with lodging, food and perhaps travel funds for those who live at great distances, have little or no funds to cover these vital necessities while visiting a family member in critical condition at UVA Medical Center, and those who live far away who have an opportunity for diagnosis and  treatment at UVA Medical Center, but are without funds and uninsured

Once the UVA Hospitality House is filled, many visitors are faced with a situation which is simply not affordable. We hope that donors will allow for us to devote our dedicated time and efforts to paying initially for lodging in local hotels, providing food funds, and when possible, to assist with travel funds.

Much coordination will take place with UVA Heath System Department of Social Work and Chaplaincy Programs to allow this special opportunity to assist their already active involvement with professional medical attention. This coordinated effort will bring to light other "unmet" needs for this special group of people seeking to traverse a landscape of seemingly insurmountable obstacles. The simple goal is to be an extra helping hand and lift a few burdens

Our future vision encompasses not only a beginning with the needed necessities of lodging, food and travel, but in due course to acquire a farm property and consolidate the mission of meeting and planning for these physical needs, while providing a tranquil environment to encompass spiritual and psychological counseling and support during a time of considerable disruption and stress.. That vision is elaborated in this website.

Many objectives are related in greater detail in this website. You need to know that these "unmet" needs will relieve the pain and suffering for a growing number who travel to this community for treatment or in support of a relative being treated at the UVA Medical Center..

We fully understand the personal time and devotion to sustain and make this on-going helping hand a strong contributor to this community. We have witnessed "unmet" needs, and asked ourselves the following question: "If not us ... then who?" The answer was clear. "WE are here and NOW." Therefore, the time to start is NOW. Your involvement in support of this mission is needed.

Interfaith Humanitarian Sanctum, Inc. - PO Box 163 - Palmyra, Virginia 22963
Telephone: 434.591.0700
Website: www.interfaithhumanitariansanctum.org
Email to: info@interfaithhumanitariansanctum.org

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