Our employee sponsored hardship relief fund exists to provide financial assistance to employees who are experiencing unexpected and significant financial hardships, and to support our community by promoting a culture of caring and compassion.
At Darr, we believe in the importance of supporting our employees during times of need. Our employee sponsored hardship relief fund was created to provide a safety net for our employees who are facing unexpected financial challenges, such as an illness or other unforeseen events. By providing financial assistance to our employees in times of need, we aim to help alleviate some of the stress and burden that they may be experiencing, and to demonstrate our commitment to their well-being.
Overall, our mission is to provide a helping hand to our employees during times of need, and to promote a culture of caring and compassion that extends beyond our workplace and into our community.
Please review the questions below. If you respond yes to all of the following criteria; we encourage you to proceed with the application process.
Can I answer yes to the questions below?
I am a:
- Full time employee
Has the event occurred within 3 months of your application?
Is this the first time that I’m applying for a grant?
In order to be considered for a grant, one of the below events has to have occurred. The hardship must then relate to the event for which you are submitting the application. Has one of the events listed below occurred?
- DEATH OF EMPLOYEE OR THEIR IMMEDIATE FAMILY MEMBER: This includes the death of the employee, spouse, or eligible dependent(s). The loss of income or the cost of funeral expenses or medical bills must significantly impact the family’s resources. The Fund may also be able to pay expenses to bring a child whose parents have died to live with a new family, typically a relative.
- SERIOUS ILLNESS or INJURY, or NON-ROUTINE/EXCEPTIONAL MEDICAL EXPENSE: The Fund is not a substitute for medical insurance; employees do not automatically qualify for a grant when they, or their dependents, are diagnosed with or suffer a life-threatening or serious illness or injury. There must be resulting financial need placing significant pressure on the family’s financial resources. Doctor confirmation and/or medical documentation will be required.
- DOMESTIC ABUSE: This is a situation that causes the employee and other victims to leave an unsafe residence.
- IMPACTS TO PRIMARY RESIDENCE: This includes but is not limited to: fire, flood, etc causing major home damage that could not be prevented that significantly impacts the family’s resources. Police, fire, or other official incident report may be required.
- VICTIM OF A VIOLENT CRIME: This includes a serious crime against the employee (robbery, arson, assault or other reportable crime) that significantly impacts the family’s resources.
- MILITARY DEPLOYMENT: In the time of a natural disaster or national emergency, the employee, spouse or domestic partner is unexpectedly or unavoidably called to active duty from the military reserves or National Guard.
Is the hardship you are facing because of the above event listed below?
- Food, Clothing, and Housing: immediate needs only applicable up to 30 days after the Event
- Mortgage or Rent assistance for primary residence: generally for a period beyond 30 days
- Reasonable repairs to damaged property
- Essential appliances and furnishings
- Essential utility expenses
- Security deposits for new housing if unable to inhabit existing home
- Reasonable evacuation expenses
- Reasonable funeral, travel, and burial expenses
- Car repairs other than routine maintenance, or repairs that could not have been reasonably avoided
- Cost of Car rental or public transportation for up to 30 days
- Medical expenses not covered by insurance, including prescription medication
- Pysychological counseling deemed by a physician to be necessary following an event and in excess of what is covered by insurance
- Expenses resulting from flight from domestic violence, such as temporary housing
- Unable to work due to the event
- Unexpected child care up to 60 days
Is the grant amount you are requesting between $500 and $1,500?