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Hurricane Harvey Funeral Director Relief Fund Established

ZANESVILLE, Ohio – The co-hosts of Funeral Nation TV, Ryan Thogmartin and Jeff “The Funeral Commander” Harbeson have announced the creation of Hurricane Harvey Funeral Director Relief Fund.

The fund is for funeral directors and their families that have suffered loss as a direct result of Hurricane Harvey. “I am personally aware of a funeral director that has been devastated with the loss of their home and I’m certain there are others that need Funeral Nation help,” Harbeson said. “As a profession, we always take care of others on their worst days, it’s now our responsibility to stand in the gap for our people during this tragedy.”

The mechanism to collect the donated funds is provided by Treasured Memories in West Virginia, free of any charges or fees. President Jimmy Altmeyer and his team have graciously offered their platform with no fees to help fellow funeral directors. The collected funds will be administered by the Texas Funeral Directors Association as it is intimately knowledgeable of the situation on the ground. Every dollar will go directly to help funeral directors and their families.

“I’d like to personally thank Jamie Meredith of C&J Financial for his ground work of helping Jeff and I to connect the different participating organizations to get this much needed fund launched” Thogmartin said.

Watch Funeral Nation TV episode #86 premiering Sept 1. as the FN crew opened the fund with a $500 donation and challenges every funeral home, vendor, provider and individuals to donate.

To learn more, visit the Hurricane Harvey Funeral Directors Relief Fund Facebook page or

Posted Aug. 31, 2017


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