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ASRT Donates $5,000 to Flood Recovery

Aug 24, 2016

On behalf of its 153,000 members, the American Society of Radiologic Technologists has donated $5,000 to the American Red Cross to support recovery efforts following widespread flooding in Louisiana.

There are more than 2,500 ASRT members living in Louisiana, and 800 of them reside in the parishes affected by the severe flooding. As of Aug. 14, 20 parishes have been declared major disaster areas.

“A number of ASRT members and their families in Louisiana have been devastated by the recent floods,” said ASRT President Michael Latimer, M.S.R.S., R.T.(R). “We believe the best way to provide immediate assistance is through a contribution to the American Red Cross, which will go toward providing the victims with food, shelter and health care. We’re also taking steps to offer some relief for members who live in major disaster areas.”

In addition to the financial donation, the ASRT will offer a 90-day extension on membership renewals for radiologic technologists in major disaster areas whose membership expires between Sept. 1 and Nov. 30, 2016.

“Members living in Louisiana are under great pressure to take care of themselves and their families, so we’re hopeful that by providing some much-needed time to manage their ASRT benefits, they’ll be able to focus on getting their lives back in order,” said Latimer.

ASRT members who live in major disaster areas in Louisiana should contact the ASRT Member Services Department at 800-444-2778 or memberservices@asrt.org. Representatives can provide additional details on the renewal extension and assist members with other questions.

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