The Wendy Stehouwer Family Support Fund was established in June of 2020 in loving memory of Wendy Stehouwer, a leader whose gift of caring and love in her community will never be forgotten. The fund provides short-term financial support to the immediate family of an Alaska SAR volunteer in a time of crisis. Wendy was a strong supporter of Alaska volunteer SAR efforts and believed deeply in building resilient communities and supporting friends and family.
In the event of a significant injury, line of duty death, or other crisis within the immediate family of an Alaska SAR Volunteer, the volunteer, their family member, fellow team member, or an ASARA Director may request a grant by submitting the Wendy Stehouwer Grant Request Form to the ASARA President as indicated on the form.
The ASARA President can approve a grant of $250 for a hotel or $500 for transportation. An additional request for up to $1,500 can be made requiring the approval of the ASARA President and one Board Director.
The ASARA Treasurer will disburse grant funds via either check or electronic bank transfer.
ASARA welcomes donations to the Wendy Stehouwer Family Support Fund.
To donate to the Wendy Fund by Paypal or credit card, please use this DONATE link or the Donate button above and select the Wendy Fund using the drop down menu. For checks, please send them to:
ASARA – Wendy Stehouwer Fund
PO Box 233276
Anchorage, AK 99523