Supporting Hurricane Harvey Survivors
Unfortunately, it seems that all over the world there has been an increase in natural disasters and tragedies. The best advice for PMI members and volunteers who want to help in times of need is to give to those organizations already involved on the ground, as they have the systems in place to make sure the money goes where it needs to go.
Our thoughts and prayers have been going out to Texas in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. We have heard from our friends from the PMI Houston Chapter, and they have suggested the following organization to consider donating to if you would like to help Hurricane Harvey victims:
- FEMA: How to help disaster survivors in Texas
- Texas Volunteer Organizations Active in Disaster
- Houston Food Bank
- Points of Light Foundation
Even while we help our friends in Texas, we are also carefully watching Hurricane Irma’s track and potential impacts. Given so much impact in such a short period of time, we encourage you to read below about the PMI Hardship Provision.
PMI Hardship Provision
A "Hardship Provision" is available to any PMI member whose financial condition has changed drastically and sufficiently so that a member would have difficulty renewing their membership. A member must be in good standing for at least three previous years to qualify for the hardship provision. Under this provision, a member is granted a waiver for one year of PMI membership dues and one year of dues for membership in any two PMI Chapters of which the applicant was a member the previous year. The Hardship Provision may be granted for a maximum of two years for each member. This information can also be located on the back of the renewal invoice that members receive. To apply for consideration, send a letter explaining the nature of the hardship, along with the invoice, to the attention of the Manager, Membership Services prior to the membership expiration date. Please remember that any incorrect or untrue statements made by a member are in violation of the PMI Member Ethical Standards-Member Standards of Conduct and may lead to the initiation of an ethics complaint in accordance with the PMI Member Ethics Case Procedures.