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Hurricane Dorian Relief Fund

 

Assistance For Food Service Workers in Coastal Georgia and South Carolina

 

 

The Episcopal Church in South Carolina (ECSC), the Episcopal Diocese of Georgia (EDG) and Giving Kitchen (GK) are proud to announce the Hurricane Dorian Relief Fund: a partnership to offer financial assistance to food service workers experiencing hardship due to Hurricane Dorian in Coastal Georgia and Coastal South Carolina.

Funded by an Episcopal Relief and Development (ERD) grant, the Hurricane Dorian Relief Fund will provide financial assistance in the form of grocery store gift cards and home goods to qualifying food service workers impacted by Hurricane Dorian.

Membership or participation in the Episcopal Church is not a precursor for support and administration of the 2019 Hurricane Dorian Relief Fund. Applicants will not be discriminated on any basis, including race, creed, religion or faith.  

HOW IT WORKS

Giving Kitchen’s online application requires food service workers impacted by Hurricane Dorian to provide proof of current employment in the commercial food service industry as well as financial need in order to qualify for the Hurricane Dorian Relief Fund. Approved applicants will receive grocery store gift cards in amounts ranging from $50 to $500 based on current need.

Giving Kitchen will process online applications for food service workers to receive support from the Hurricane Dorian Relief Fund. ECSC and the EDG will provide gift cards at pre-approved pickup locations in the communities of Charleston, Pawley’s Island, Myrtle Beach, Savannah, St. Simons and Brunswick. Specific pick-up locations will be provided to approved applicants.  

One-time funds are provided on a first-come, first-served basis. Food service workers may apply for assistance from the Hurricane Dorian Relief Fund from September 10, 2019 through September 30, 2019. To apply to the Hurricane Dorian Hurricane Relief Fund, start your application here: bit.ly/doriangk

Hurricane Dorian Relief Fund FAQs

WHO IS ELIGIBLE FOR HURRICANE DORIAN ASSISTANCE?

Food service workers from Georgia and South Carolina working in commercial food service (restaurant, catering, food truck, and concessions) impacted by Hurricane Dorian. Food service workers must provide proof of current employment in the commercial food service industry, proof of evacuation or impacts of storm, as well as financial need in order to qualify for the Hurricane Dorian Relief Fund.

HOW TO APPLY FOR ASSISTANCE: EASY AS 1,2,3

  1. Complete pre-qualification application: bit.ly/doriangk

  2. You will receive an email with a link to the Hurricane Dorian Relief Fund application. Before starting application, locate your pay stub and any proof of evacuation or storm damage you can find (receipts, bank statements, GPS history). Application may take 10-15 minutes to complete.

  3. Submit application. Evaluation and confirmation could take up to 2-3 days. We will email you a confirmation email with amount awarded as well as pickup location.  

HOW MUCH ASSISTANCE WILL I GET?

Approved applications will receive gift cards in $50 increments to Walmart or Publix.Maximum award is $500 for each application. Award amounts are determined based on financial need. Awards will be granted on a first come, first serve basis.

WHEN SHOULD I APPLY?

AS SOON AS POSSIBLE! APPLICATIONS MUST BE COMPLETED BY SEPTEMBER 30.

For questions about the grant application process, please email application@thegivingkitchen.org or call 404-254-1227. Please note that GK has a Spanish speaker on staff.

ABOUT EPISCOPAL RELIEF AND DEVELOPMENT

The international relief and development agency of the Episcopal Church, Episcopal Relief and Development was established in 1940 as the Presiding Bishop's Fund for World Relief. Episcopal Relief and Development works in approximately 40 countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Caribbean, the United States and the Middle East. ERD build partnerships with local Episcopal and Anglican dioceses and other nonprofit organizations based on need, capacity and available resources.

ABOUT GIVING KITCHEN

Giving Kitchen (GK) is a nonprofit organization that provides emergency assistance to food service workers through financial support and a network of community resources in order to create a community where crisis is met with compassion and care. Since its inception, GK has served over 3,000 food service workers in Georgia. GK’s shift starts when theirs can’t. For more about Giving Kitchen, visit givingkitchen.org, follow @givingkitchen and download the GK app (available on iOS and Android).