The American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) has activated an online process for contributions to its Superstorm Sandy fund.
On Nov. 11, MASSAGE Magazine reported AMTA would match up to $100,000 in donations made to support massage therapists affected by the storm, which ripped through the Eastern Seaboard and caused an estimated $50 billion damage in October.
Electronic contributions to the AMTA account can now be made on www.amtamassage.org/contribute.
“The Hurricane Sandy account was established to support massage therapists in the three states with counties designated for individual assistance by FEMA,” stated an AMTA press release. “This account accepts contributions to support programs through the AMTA New York, New Jersey and Connecticut chapters that are consistent with AMTA purposes and can benefit massage therapists over several months, such as free continuing education.”
Contributions to AMTA chapters or to the Superstorm Sandy account are not tax-deductible, as AMTA is not a charitable organization.