During a Nebraska winter snowstorm in 1937, Edward McCarthy spent the day helping a neighbor gather his cattle to protect them from the storm. He died of pneumonia two days later. His wife, Agnes, was at home with a six-month-old daughter and seven other children up to the age of fourteen — eight children and no financial resources! The depression from losing her husband and the overwhelming responsibilities would take years for her to overcome. But overcome she did. And her family of eight children has become a family of over 350 descendants today.
As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit public charity, the
Agnes McCarthy Charitable Foundation’s
mission is to provide hope and relief to
caregivers of persons in mental health
crisis by providing informational support
and emergency financial resources.
AMCF IS NOT EQUIPPED TO HANDLE CRISIS CALLS. IF YOU ARE IN CRISIS AND NEED IMMEDIATE HELP, PLEASE CALL 911 OR GO TO THE CLOSEST EMERGENCY ROOM.
Giving Tuesday is coming on November 29! You can make an impact during these 24 hours of giving by making a donation to support families and caregivers who are affected by mental illness.