Hurricane Relief Grant

In the wake of 2017's Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma in the southern United States and Puerto Rico, Everence is providing $50,000 in grants to assist storm victims.

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Help after the storm

About the grants

Everence® Hurricane Relief Grants of up to $500 are available to help church members who have suffered loss due to Hurricanes Harvey and Irma in 2017.

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Hurricane Relief Grant

Eligibility criteria

  1. Applications must be submitted by an Everence-affiliated church in the storm-affected areas within the U.S. and Puerto Rico.
  2. Grant proceeds must be used to help congregation members who have experienced a significant loss of income or property due to the disasters.

The Hurricane Relief Grant budget is not unlimited. Congregations are encouraged to apply for grants as needs are identified. Grant amounts are limited to $500 per congregation.

To apply for a Hurricane Relief Grant:

  

Download an application

When approved, Everence will send the grant check to the church representative listed on the application. Checks will be made payable to the congregation, which will distribute the funds to the intended grant recipient(s).

Submit your completed application to Everence via:

  • Email: sharingfund@everence.com
  • Fax: (574) 537-6639
  • Mail: Everence, Attn: Hurricane Relief Grant, PO Box 483, Goshen, IN 46527

A Circle of Generosity

How grants are funded

The Everence Hurricane Relief Grant is a provisional program of the Everence Sharing Fund. As a nonprofit, 501(c)(8) fraternal organization, Everence enjoys a unique tax status. Instead of paying taxes like a commercial insurance company, we return this money to our members to help meet special needs. This pool of money makes up the core of the Sharing Fund, but it is far from the only source of funds.

Our members, staff and board make additional contributions – including through estate and will bequeaths – to the Everence Sharing Fund each year as they would to a charity. And, through our corporate tithing, Everence contributes up to 30 percent of net financial gains to member benefits such as the Hurricane Relief Grant and Sharing Fund.

Doing Better Together

Other ways to help

If you are looking for other ways to help our neighbors impacted by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, consider donating to the following organizations:
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A volunteer network of Anabaptist churches responding to natural and man-made disasters in the U.S. and Canada.

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A Church of the Brethren ministry serving communities recovering from disaster through home rebuilding, child care, and relief services.

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Missionary Church's support and aid to congregations in hurricane-affected areas.

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Brethren Church efforts for immediate and long-term restoration and rebuilding in the wake of recent hurricane destruction.

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A global faith-based organization transforming communities through just and sustainable responses to poverty, displacement and disaster.

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A nondenominational evangelical Christian organization providing spiritual and physical aid to hurting people around the world.

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A global movement of people working together to end the injustice of poverty.

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Providing food, bottled water and disaster relief supplies to families impacted by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.

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An evangelical organization serving God by serving the lost, the vulnerable, the poor, the hurting, the helpless and the hopeless.

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A Christian humanitarian organization, partnering with children, families and communities to to tackle poverty and injustice.

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Making a Difference

Other ways to care for your neighbor

Everence members also can support charitable organizations that are helping those in need, through our MyNeighbor credit card and/or a donor advised fund.

Learn more:

MyNeighbor Donor advised fund