Relief Grant

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About Hurricane Related Disaster Relief Grants

A generous grant from the Craig H. Neilsen Foundation has allowed United Spinal to increase its targeted outreach to the Spinal Cord Injury and Disease community in hurricane affected areas.

  • The maximum grant amount an individual can receive is $1000.00.
  • Applications are limited to one per household.
  • You will receive an email confirmation when your application has been submitted.
  • If you believe you have submitted an application but did not receive a confirmation look in your email spam folder. If no confirmation was received you can submit an inquiry to our Resource Center.
  • Upon review and approval of your application for a grant, you will receive an email notification indicating that your grant request has been approved and that the proper authorization has been conveyed to our accounting department. You will receive another email notification once the accounting department has processed your grant.
  • If your application is denied, you will receive an email containing details of the denial.
  • Upon approval and processing, a check for the full amount of the grant will be mailed to the address provided in the application.
  • United Spinal Hurricane Related Disaster Relief grants are awarded on a one time basis.



Spinal Cord Injury

Spinal cord injury can result in paralysis of the muscles used for breathing; paralysis and/or loss of feeling in all or some of the trunk, arms, and legs; weakness; numbness; loss of bowel and bladder control; and numerous secondary conditions including respiratory problems, pressure sores, and sometimes fatal spikes in blood pressure. Approximately 12,000 new spinal cord injuries occur in the U.S. each year. A majority of injuries occur from motor vehicle accidents, falls, work-related accidents, sports injuries, and penetrations such as stab or gunshot wounds.

Our Membership Community

Our membership community provides a lifeline for many individuals that are focused on regaining their independence and improving their quality of life––whether they are leaving rehab after sustaining a spinal cord injury, learning to live with symptoms of a spinal cord disorder, or have spent years of frustration coping with disability. We provide members guidance and resources on a variety of topics they are passionate about, such as employment, affordable housing, transportation, health care, home- and community-based independent living, education, peer support, and leisure and recreation.

Ask Us

United Spinal’s Ask Us program connects you with information, resources, and access to our “Ask Us Spinal Cord Central” help center. Browse the Knowledge Books below for answers to your questions. If you can’t find what you are looking for just Ask Us and one of our knowledgeable staff will provide you with answers.