Annual Newsletter & Impact Report | 2023
The Annual Newsletter of the Joe Martin ALS Foundation
"Have a look through this newsletter for these partnerships in action. You'll see photos of our May luncheon in Greensboro, made possible by a group of friends who wanted to support our work serving PALS in NC's Piedmont Triad. Check out the images of our ALS Rivalry Softball Challenge, which takes place annually thanks to the team at Knothole Foundation of the Carolinas and the many incredible ALS families who come out to play each year. Our annual Live Every Day event raised more than $140,000 to support our in-home caregiving programming in 2024, thanks to the dedication of individual supporters and local companies like Joyride Productions and Cookies on the Side who helped us deliver a fun and impactful evening."
President, The Joe Martin ALS Foundation
Impact Report | 2023
Partnerships, Connections and Caring through ALS
Expanding ALS Care with Excellence in 2023
Cost Savings Reported by the families we serve
(average savings per family)
Wheelchair Van Transportation:
Each year, we share the results of our annual Client Satisfaction Survey, which explores the ways that our free services help save money, equip people living with ALS (PALS), and support their family members. 100% of respondents this year were "very pleased" with the services they received.
What families are saying:
How would you rate the importance of The Joe Martin ALS Foundation to you and/or your family?
100% = "Important" or "Very Important"
"JMALSF has a strong positive impact on our quality of life and mental health."
"Our caregiver from The Joe Martin ALS Foundation is always willing and able to help when asked about a particular need. She is also astute enough to pick up on when changes have occurred and what she or someone else could do to help the situation."
- Spouse of a PALS served by JMALSF
Awareness and Partnerships:
Improving awareness about ALS is a priority for us. We are grateful to our supporters and friends in the communities where we are working for helping us share the work we do! Here are a few highlights from this year:
- An introductory luncheon at the Greensboro County Club in May gave us the opportunity to share our mission with over 200 friends who, in one day, helped raise $45,000!
- On Lou Gehrig Day (June 2nd) we were honored to throw the first pitch at the Charlotte Knights games with PALS Asia Jami and to build bridges with the Knights Foundation.
- Our caregiving team attended the ALS Association's Caregiving Conference in September. Neil Cottrell spoke on a panel sharing his expertise in supporting families through ALS.
Interim Report for finances from January 1st - October 15th, 2023.
Neil Cottrell provides PALS Jim (pictured here with his wife) regular transportation services so they can get to important appointments. Using the JMALSF van helps families stay active together if they have not yet purchased their own van, or are not able to afford these specialized vehicles. We have provided 64 trips so far this year across North Carolina!
Program Services & Growth
(In-home caregiving, wheelchair-accessible transportation, education and caregiver workshops, respite services, Joe's Camp, education and advocacy activities)
(Management, fundraising, and administrative costs)
Total Income to date including individual giving, grants and foundations, and in-kind goods and services
Services We've Provided This Year
0Client Visits for In-Person Home Caregiving Support
0PALS and Families Helped with ALS-Specialized Support, In-Home Care and Transportation.
0Home Accessibility Assessments
0Kids and Teens Who Attended Joe's Camp and Ongoing Monthly Camper Check-Ins
0Caregiver and PALS Who Attended In-Person and Online Caregiver Workshops
0Individual and Family Consultations and Support Sessions
Staff Caregiver Lynne Stinson helps PALS Asia get up and get going three morning a week. Lynne helps with activities of daily living like bathing, dressing, range of motion exercises, and making sure that manicure is perfect! Each PALS we help receives 6 hours of free in-home care per week from an experienced staff caregiver who is dedicated to supporting them for as long as they and their family need our services.
The Joe Martin ALS Foundation's mission is to empower families as they face the challenge of living actively with ALS by providing home care and other services at no cost.
We believe a strong support net can help people living with ALS (PALS) and their families obtain the best caregiving techniques, equipment, and bolster their will to fight this disease.