Dallas Hebrew Free Loan Association is excited to share our feature “Free loan program provides a helping hand” as printed in the Texas Jewish Post. This article is especially pertinent as we launch a new burial support program, provided with seed funding by Gina and Alan Tolmas. They were motivated by their own experiences of taking care of arrangements for their own family members.
“A Jew should have a proper burial but because cremation is less expensive than a burial, families sometimes choose that route,” said Alan Tolmas, a donor for 10 years. “We hope to provide an alternative to cremation for Jewish families that are struggling financially, and DHFLA’s burial loan program will allow mourners support for an alternative.”
DHFLA is the only organization in Collin, Dallas, Denton, Ellis and Rockwall counties providing North Texas Jewish no-interest loans for adoption and fertility, burial needs, health care, higher education, Jewish experiences including summer camp, b’nai mitzvah expenses, Jewish youth group activities and gap year programs, small business, special needs and emergency and general assistance loans to the Jewish community.
The loans, with repayment schedules that can be tailored, range from $500 to more than $20,000. Many loan applications can be turned around in 24 to 48 hours and, in most cases, funds are deposited electronically. In its 86th year, the association now has 128 active loans and a 100% repayment rate.
To read the full story, please visit https://tjpnews.com/free-loan-program-provides-a-helping-hand/