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ICC Assistance Fund

The ICC Assistance Fund

1.  Purpose:  We realize that the current situation has started to drastically impact the income of many of our ICC members.  With the hospitality industry in the Keys shutting down temporarily, people are losing jobs, being furloughed, and small business owners are being severely impacted.  ICC is offering the ICC Assistance Fund to provide short-term emergency assistance grants to members of ICC to help with basic immediate living expenses due to sudden loss of income. The funds will be for emergency shortfalls like buying groceries, medications, doctor visit co-pays, etc.  These funds are not meant to used instead of other sources of assistance such as unemployment insurance, state and federal programs, industry trade assistance programs (i.e. Bartenders Association program), local assistance programs (i.e The United Way), or people's individual resources like savings.  The ICC Assistance Fund is meant as a backstop to bridge people in the very short-term until other assistance programs kick in.  An example would be someone who has suddenly lost their job and has very little cash on hand and have maxed our their credit cards.  They need to pay a $200 co-pay for prescription medicine this week but any other assistance funds will take three weeks to arrive.  We would grant that person $200 for that need this week.

2. Assistance Requests -  The ICC Assistance Fund committee will review and vet every request.  Requests can be submitted by email to the church using the application form posted below or by phone to Christine- 305-664-4933 ext. 204.  The ICC Assistance Fund Committee will review each request within 24 hours of receipt and if approved, will immediate grant the funds.  Initial grants of up to $500 will be made available to those in need, determined on a cases by case basis.  Additional grants beyond the initial grant for on-going needs will considered on a case by case basis.

3. The Fund - ICC will initially allocated $20,000 to the ICC Assistance Fund. We will welcome additional designated donations to this fund. An anonymous ICC member family has pledged to match donations to the ICC Assistance Fund for the next 30 days up to $10,000. If you would like to donate you can go to the church website,  text GIVE to 786-604-2081, or call the church office at 305-664-4933.

ICC Assistance Fund Application
  • ICC Assistance Fund-

    Please read over this information carefully before you submit an application. Thanks!

    We are happy to offer the ICC Assistance Fund to provide short-term emergency assistance grants to members of ICC to help with basic immediate living expenses due to the sudden loss of income.  It is meant as a backstop to bridge people in the very short-term until other assistance programs kick in.  

    Things this fund is NOT meant to cover:

    -  Rent, mortgage, utilities, credit card bills, etc.  There will be other community, charitable and governmental programs to address these situations.

    -  "I am scared to death and would feel better if I had another $200 in my checking account to make sure I have enough to get through the next month"

    -  "I live in the Keys and need help although I don't go to your church"  We don't have a lot of money and this is not meant to replace the community or government safety net.  We will restrict this to members of our congregation and long term attenders but who are not formal members. 

    What the fund is meant to address are situations like these:

    - "I have a $90 co-pay for my meds this week and after paying all my bills, I don't have it.  I will start the meds again after I am working again or get my government checks"  We don't want anyone not to get medications because they can't afford the co-pays

    -  "I am putting off going to the doctor or urgent care because I can't afford the $120 co-pay for the visit this week"  

    -  "I have run out of money and credit for now, I can only spend $50 next week at Publix for me and my son for food"

    - "My car battery just died and I don't have the money to replace it"

    -  "The A/C in my house just died. I can't afford to have a professional come out and look at it"

    Please complete the application and then the ICC Assistance Fund committee will review each request within 24 hours of receipt and if approved, will immediately grant the funds.  

  • Have you applied or will you apply soon for some other emergency financial assistance from a governmental or charitable organization?

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