Joe Martin, banking executive and community leader, was diagnosed with ALS in 1994 and resolved to live as actively as possible. His spirit and determination led his family and caregivers to start The Joe Martin ALS Foundation in his honor in Charlotte, NC. The Foundation began helping people live with ALS in 2007 and it is the only organization to offer homecare at no cost for those fighting Lou Gehrig's disease (ALS). We are committed to offering experienced quality care through research based caregiving methods. Our staff also uses its extensive network to find free medical equipment to help mitigate the cost of healthcare.