On Tuesday, November 28, we ask you to consider making a donation, large or small, to the UUFC Emergency Aid Fund. Requests for aid from this fund are managed by our minister and a review team. Its idea is simple – if there are UUFC members or others related to the Fellowship who are in need of emergency assistance with housing, utilities, medical costs, auto and transportation costs, etc., they can make a request to the Emergency Aid Fund, through Jill. In the past several years, we have granted many requests from members of the trans community, who are often in danger of losing housing and employment. We have also used emergency aid funds to support refugees and immigrants seeking safety and asylum in the United States, including Burundians and Salvadorans fleeing violence in their homes.
By policy, grants from this fund are limited to once each year and at this time, no more than $500. Your UUFC board may consider increasing this dollar limit given what we all know about living in today’s world. More than $2500 in aid allocations were made last year. This fund is not part of the UUFC general operating budget. It is funded solely by donations from members and friends.
To give, you can go to the online collection basket – then in the white box in the middle of that page use the top option button to select “Give to Giving Tuesday.” You then enter your donation amount, whether the gift is recurring or one-time, and then choose debit/credit or ACH payment. Alternatively, you can mail a check to the UUFC (2945 NW Circle Blvd, Corvallis OR 97330) or drop a check in the Sunday collection basket. Please write “Giving Tuesday” on the memo line of all checks.
Your gift can make a real difference in the lives of other UUFC members. Please ponder this affirmation we make each Sunday – together we can do more than any of us can accomplish alone – and give generously.