MARSHALL FIRE FUND
The Kingdom life is meant to be shared with those who need it. In Matthew 5:14-16 Jesus tells us to let our good works shine before others so they can give God glory. Kingdom Assignments are a way for us to do good in our community so that people’s hearts can be opened to the Good News about Jesus.
We have come alongside friends and neighbors who have suffered great loss due to the Marshall Fire. The Elder Board set aside over $100,000 from Calvary’s Benevolence Fund to resource and empower you to love and bless those whom you know have been impacted by this terrible fire. We’re not asking you to give; We’re asking you to help give it away. This is a tangible way for you to remind people who have suffered great loss that you are with them, your church cares about them, and that God loves them.
WHAT’S HAPPENED SO FAR
$64,000 contributed by other Christian organizations and churches.
Over 130 people have received funds.
How It Works
If you are a member or regular attendee of Calvary and know someone who lost their home or saw it suffer damage from the fire you can apply for up to $2,500 to give that family to help with their needs. We’ve provided a simple application for you to fill out. If you know more than one family you would like to help you are welcome to submit multiple applications. If multiple people nominate the same family we will consolidate those applications into one gift. Pending approval Calvary will resource you with the approved dollar amount so that you can personally deliver the financial gift.
Who Is Eligible to Apply for Funds
Anyone who is a member of Calvary or calls Calvary their church home is welcome to apply for funds. If you have not gone through Calvary’s membership process but are an established part of our community you are still eligible. This includes regularly attending Sunday services and other gatherings (in-person or online), involvement in a LifeGroup or Bible Study, volunteering at Calvary, and so on.
Who is Eligible to Receive Funds
Anyone you personally know who has suffered damage and loss from the Marshall Fire is eligible to receive funds. We want you to use this money to be a blessing to your friends and neighbors who were directly affected by the fire.
What needs can I help meet?
Whatever needs you are aware of are great needs to meet. But here are some ideas of tangible ways you could help someone.
- A week or two of meals or groceries to help alleviate the stress of shopping or cooking.
- Help replace a computer, camera, instrument, or other item that was lost.
- Help replenish a wardrobe.
- Get new school supplies for the kids or students in the family.
- Provide for a fun family activity.
- Provide babysitting so parents can work on paperwork or just have a break.
- Just provide a little money to help with general financial needs.
If you have questions or would like more information please contact Kristen Reiner by email or by calling the church office at 303.442.3484.
MARSHALL FIRE RESOURCES
Calvary has put together a list of resources both for those who need help and for those who want to provide help. You can also give to Calvary’s Benevolence fund. Visit our resource page to learn more.