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.