Money raised came from United Way of RI, Rhode Island Foundation, corporate donors, fundraising efforts, and private individual contributions.
Foodservice, lodging, and tourism employees who are in need of emergency financial support can apply for up to $1,000.00 in financial assistance to help alleviate this basic financial need.
Applications must be submitted online at https://www.rihospitality.org/RIHEF-Employee-Relief-Fund
One-time grant up to $1,000.00
Recipient must be employed by a RIHA Member Establishment (for minimum of one year) at time of application.
This one-time grant is intended to cover basic financial expenses during a short-term financial hardship as a result of an injury, illness, death of immediate family member, disaster (flood, fire, storm) or other form of crisis.
Grants can be used to cover any of the following expenses:
- Mortgage or Rent
- Utility bills
- Car payments or transportation costs
- Medical bills or insurance
For more information:
Manager, Education Foundation
RI Hospitality Education Foundation
94 Sabra Street
Cranston, RI 02910
401-223-1120, ext. 114
*Only accepting online applications.