benevolence request guidelines

The purpose of the Benevolence Fund is to provide financial aid to a church member or attendee who is in need on an urgent basis. The Benevolence Fund may not be applicable for cases which need long-term financial support. The church has the right to adjust or decline an applicant’s request and may consider providing assistance other than monetary help.

The requestor must contact one of Graystone’s Assistance Partners (listed at the bottom of the page) BEFORE the church will consider granting benevolence assistance.
All requestors must provide a filled out form and a copy of their driver's license.
You may fill out a form online and email a copy of your driver's license to info@graystonechurch.com. For more assistance, call us at our church office 770-466-3159.

benevolence fund parameters

- Benevolence funds can only be granted based on the merit of the application of the requestor to meet primary short-term needs. These needs are defined as those necessary for physical, emotional, and spiritual survival resulting from a natural disaster. These needs are as follows:
   - Food
   - Housing
   - Clothing
   - Transportation
   - Medical Assistance (including counseling)

- Benevolence funds cannot be granted for the following:
   - Utility bills or reinstatement fees
   - Automotive expenses (including car payments, deposits, etc.)
   - Legal fees (including lawyer fees, bail, court fees, traffic violations, etc.)
   - Long term and/or repetitive expenses

- Benevolence funds can only be granted to a requestor or requestor’s immediate family one time during a 12 month period after assistance has been approved and paid.
- Assistance may be provided in the form of goods or services. The type of aid that is appropriate depends on the individual’s needs and available resources.
- A maximum of $250 is available for assistance towards approved applications.
- If the applicant requests an amount greater than $250 for a specific need, the applicant must provide proof that the difference between the requested amount and the $250 monetary assistance will be met by the applicant.
- In some cases that meet the specified requirements, amounts greater than $250 may be approved.

benevolence fund process

Benevolence Fund Assistance forms can be obtained by stopping by the Ozora Campus Church Office.
Preference will be given to Graystone members and attenders.
Completed forms will be reviewed be the Graystone Church Benevolence Team. The team will provide a final decision within 7-10 business days of receipt of the applicant’s form.
The applicant will be contacted by a member of the Benevolence Team with the final decision or a request for additional information. Please allow for the 7-10 business day window to expire before inquiring about the status of an application.
At the discretion of the Benevolence Team, documentation regarding income, personal bank statements and expenses may be requested. The Benevolence Team may also request to speak directly to the vendor/business/service provider.
If approved, a check will be distributed, preferably to the vendor/business/service provider for which the applicant owes funds.

assistance partners

Snellville, Grayson, Loganville (Gwinnett)
SE Gwinnett Co-op
55 Grayson Industrial Pkwy, Grayson, GA 770-985-5229
Loganville (All of 30052)
Shepherd’s Staff
76 Bay Creek Rd, Loganville, GA 770-554-9722
Walton County
F.I.S.H.
700 South Madison Ave, Monroe, GA 770-207-4357

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