The API Cares fund was set up by Eric and Susan Lerner for $10,000 dollars to aid in disaster relief. The fund was set up on August 31 through Foundation of the Carolinas.
When Eric and Susan established the fund, they did not know that Hurricane Irma would roam so close to Charlotte, or that it would hit their family further down the coast. However, this shows the importance of relief efforts, because someone's family or loved ones will always be affected by such disasters, whether or not they're ours.
API Cares aims to foster a sense of community and family in times such as this.