People In Crisis, Inc. (P.I.C. Inc) was founded by Ms. Lana Samuels in 2003. It is a 501 C-3 non-profit organization, whose mission is to provide financial, medical, and emotional assistance to individuals in the country who suffer from extreme physical ailments and debilitating medical conditions and who lack sufficient medical insurance to cover their needs. These individuals are real people who have “fallen through the cracks” of the system. People In Crisis, Inc., provides them with hope by assisting them with their financial and medical needs so that they can maintain a sustainable quality of life. Thankfully, the AstraZeneca Corporation has been our most generous supporter; however, P.I.C. Inc is still far short of its goal of raising $2,000,000.00 by the end of 2012 to cover the needs of the many people who are unable to satisfy their medical needs for their survival.
Unfortunately, many people in our country needlessly suffer because they are unable to satisfy their most basic medical and survival needs that many of us take for granted, such as: obtaining proper dental care, paying for medications, obtaining transportation to health care appointments and accessing
lifesaving therapies that fall outside the coverage of their current insurance. P.I.C. inc helps individuals by enlisting the financial support of corporations and private donors who provide funds which are used to assist these individuals to satisfy their survival needs. P.I.C. Inc also brings awareness of the existence of resource programs such as the Prescription Savings Programs offered by AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals and other Pharmaceutical companies which provides free and discount medications to qualifying patients. Through these programs, patients who qualify can obtain medications for free or receive discount cards making their cost more affordable. Sadly, many people are not aware such programs exist, or they lack the energy and knowledge to navigate what they fear is a complicated application process. P.I.C. Inc assists patients complete these applications and has been successful obtaining free
medications for qualifying clients.
Lana Samuels and Dr. Sandra B. Weibel, M.D., (Pulmonary Care, Thomas Jefferson University) both serve as-Co-Presidents of P.I.C. Inc board of Directors. Other board members include: Anthony J. Balliette, Attorney at Law (New Jersey) Philadelphia Attorney, Daniel Hartstein, John Cooper (former vice-president and current Delegate of Amalgamated Transit Union) and The Reverand, John W, Sosnowski. P.I.C. INC is proud to announce volunteers serving on the “Outreach Committee”. They are Julia MacNeill, Pharmacist and Alumni of the Philadelphia Team of St.Joseph’s University, Philadelphia P.A.; Liberty Lanes Bhowling Uppper Darby, P.A., Daniel Powell (owner of Complete Interiors, Avalon, NJ), Joan Maddox (Owner of American Diving Supply, Northfield N.J.), Michael DeNunzio (owner of DeNunzio’s Restaurant in Sea Isle City), John Cooper (Former Vice-President and current Delegate of Amalgamated Transit Union). Serving on the “OutReach Committee” P.I.C.Inc is honored to have the support of many local and community volunteers who provide various unpaid services and who educate the public on the truth that traditional government services are insufficient to provide for the needs of many people in crisis throughout the Tri-State area and throughout nation. Volunteer currently assisting P.I.C. INC on the endeavor are: Andrea Hartley, Karen Harmozy, Even Harmozy, Mary Englehart, Elaine, and Linda Klersey, Jenny Johnson, Julia Johnson, and Evon Harmozy are the virtual assistants and do social networking and webdesign for P.I.C. Inc. Tony Fusco is the treasurer.
People in Crisis, Inc.’s Federal Tax and Employer Identification # is 43-2013744. Its State Charitable I.D. # is 25-22100. Tax deductible Donations can be deposited in the People of Crisis Inc.’s account at any Sun Bank. You can also mail donations to the P.I.C. Inc branch office at: People In Crisis, Inc., C/O
People In Crisis, at 1246 Asbury Avenue, Apt. 1N., Ocean City, NJ 08226. For further contact information, please contact Lana Samuels at (609) 334-8718 or Karin Hormozy at (609) 328-2141.
On behalf of this worthy organization, I thank you for your attention to this matter and for your generosity.
Very sincerely yours,
Anthony J. Balliette, Esquire
P.I.C.Inc. has obtained a permit in each municipality that requires one, in which donations are solicited. Any questions or concerns pertaining to the legality of such solicitation should be directed to the City Clerk’s office in the municipality in which any representative of P.I.C.I. is soliciting funds.