Everence® Hurricane Relief Grants of up to $500 are available to help church members who have suffered loss due to Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria in 2017.
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.
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).
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.
A volunteer network of Anabaptist churches responding to natural and man-made disasters in the U.S. and Canada.
A Church of the Brethren ministry serving communities recovering from disaster through home rebuilding, child care, and relief services.
Missionary Church's support and aid to congregations in hurricane-affected areas.
Brethren Church efforts for immediate and long-term restoration and rebuilding in the wake of recent hurricane destruction.
Providing food, bottled water and disaster relief supplies to families impacted by the hurricanes.
An evangelical organization serving God by serving the lost, the vulnerable, the poor, the hurting, the helpless and the hopeless.