Latvian Relief Fund of America

LRFA is a professionally managed, non-profit, mutual assistance organization, designed to provide our members with affordable health care plans and financial assistance in emergencies. We support other Latvian-American organizations and education in the U.S. and abroad.
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We are grateful to all LRFA members and benefactors for their financial support and bequests to our organization. Our founding mission included the words "mutual assistance and trust" which is our focus of helping each other. We are all in this world together and working to make it better. As an extension of this mission, our charitable works strive to further support members, their families, and our communities.

We offer our members:

  • Emergency Assistance
    The LRFA Emergency Assistance Plan provides monetary assistance grants to members in cases of natural disaster or other catastrophic events. Over the years, we've helped people recover from hurricaines, floods, ice storms, and other acts of nature. The damage can be devastating and LRFA is committed to helping our members through these hard times.
  • Hope Chest/Newborn gift
    Any LRFA member who has been enrolled as an active member for over 9 months is eligible to receive an LRFA "hope chest" monetary gift, celebrating the birth of their child.
  • Cultural Scholarships
    Each year, LRFA members can apply for financial assistance for Baltic language education and cultural instruction. Members are encouraged to apply early in the year, as funds are limited and related to amount of donations received the prior year. Many of these requests are from children attending Latvian summer camps in the US, like Garezers (Michigan) and the New York Latvian Church Camp "Nometne" in the Catskills.
  • Learn more about our Scholarship Program

In addition, we proudly support these community building efforts:

  • Baltic cultural events like Song & Dance Festivals
  • Baltic educational programs (summer camps, language programs, baltic studies)
  • Other Baltic community organizations (e.g., boy & girl scouts, museums, public radio,)
  • Major construction projects of Latvian centers (churches, retirement homes, cultural establishments)
  • Relief work in Latvia

Make a Donation:

Did you know that your donation to LRFA is tax-deductible? Make a donation and support our organization's efforts. There are several options when making a donation. You can make a contribution via PayPal below or mail us a check today. In addition, you can make bequest or make LRFA a beneficiary as part of your estate planning.

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