MS Focus Provides Relief for Disaster Survivors

October 12, 2017
MS Focus has announced that the organization’s Cooling Program, which ended its 2017 cycle on June 1, is being reopened for those in disaster zones.
“Calls are coming in from Puerto Rico from people desperately in need of these products,” said Alan Segaloff, MS Focus co-executive director. “Because of the difficulties in shipping to the area right now, we’re working closely with our friends at Fundación de Esclerosis Múltiple de Puerto Rico to get cooling vests, fans, and other items into the hands of the people in need.”
Other needs for disaster survivors are being met through the Emergency Assistance Grant, Transportation Assistance Grant, Assistive Technology Program, and other MS Focus services. Residents of disaster areas can use the standard applications for these programs, which are available online at, by email to, or by calling 888-673-6287. No special application is required, but it is recommended that applicants note on their application that their need was caused by a natural disaster.

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