The Hector Martinez Memorial Fund

The Hector Martinez Memorial FundHVCS lost a member of its family in late 2017 when long-time employee Hector Martinez passed away unexpectedly. His dedication to his work, his rapport with fellow staff members, his passion, and his trademark sense of humor are irreplaceable and will be greatly missed.

To honor his commitment to helping our clients at their greatest hour of need, we renamed an existing client emergency fund (which debuted in 2017 and is overseen by a committee of staff members) as The Hector Martinez Memorial Fund.

Currently the Fund is focused on helping clients who face small financial emergencies not covered by our other assistance programs. Clients, with help from their HVCS worker, can apply to receive VISA or store gift cards to help them overcome challenges, such as affording items for a new baby, school supplies, photos or other forms of identification to help with assistance applications, health-related emergencies (like first aid kits and post-operative care), etc.

The Hector Martinez Memorial Fund will also help clients who are homeless or out on the streets stay warm in winter and cool in summer by distributing seasonal care packs.

Hector Martinez

Hector Martinez (photo courtesy of Mari Martinez)

If you would like to make a donation in Hector’s name to support the good work of his Memorial Fund, please visit our Donate page and select “The Hector Martinez Memorial Fund” just above the Process button. Checks and money orders may be sent to:

The Hector Martinez Memorial Fund
c/o PR Department
Hudson Valley Community Services
40 Saw Mill River Road
Hawthorne, NY 10532

If you have any questions, please call (914) 785-8326.

 


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