Southern California Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf


SCRID is an affiliate chapter of the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID). It is the mission of Southern California Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf to provide local forums and an organizational structure for the continued growth and development of the professions of interpretation and transliteration of American Sign Language and English.

Catastrophic Need Fund


There are times and circumstances when either earning enough money to pay for the basics has become a challenge or exorbitant expenses infringe on our budget. Catastrophic events in our life are difficult enough to deal with even when we do have enough funds to handle the expenses that come our way.


Over the years, SCRID has seen several of our own interpreters come upon hard times. Some from accidents, some from illness, but all “catastrophic” financially. It is especially difficult for freelance interpreters, whether part-time or full-time, who typically do not receive sick pay or worker’s compensation benefits.


In order to address these unfortunate and unforeseeable situations and to be able to assist SCRID members in need in some small measure, SCRID has established a fund whereby interpreters in serious need may request and receive, as available, financial assistance. This fund is accessible via SCRID’s website. It is open ongoing and allows for either general donations which will accrue until such time as they are needed and approved for use, or specific donations being solicited by SCRID on behalf of a particular colleague in need at the time.


Of course, all donations are tax free as SCRID operates as a not for profit organization, but the ability to assist our fellow interpreters who might be going through a rough time is invaluable.


Stewardship:

SCRID Vice-President shall oversee the Catastrophic Need Fund and all its operations. The Vice-President shall call upon the MALs  to assist in application screening, and the PR committee to assist in fundraising efforts.


Application Process: 

  • Once application is received, within two weeks, approve/deny (confidential committee), and notify the applicant of the board’s decision.

  • Upon application approval, initiate a two-week focused campaign to raise funds in the account.  The recipient will be given the full amount of specific donations raised within the two week period. Total disbursement not to exceed $1000.  

    • Email blast to SCRID contacts at 14, 7, 3, and 1 days in advance of focused campaign closure.

    • Social media blast on all SCRID platforms.

  • Disperse funds to the recipient within four weeks of application submission.


Application Criteria:

  1. Experiencing a catastrophic event that places extreme financial burden on the interpreter, either due to time unable to work or the addition of exorbitant expenses such as personal medical bills or rebuilding after a natural disaster.

  2. Active member of the interpreting profession living and working within SCRID boundaries.

  3. Member of SCRID. 


Click here to donate to Catastrophic Need Fund.

Click here to open the Catastrophic Need application.


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