Five Disciples congregations in Kentucky have received grants totaling $8,800 from Week of Compassion for COVID-19 relief.
In the wake of economic distress caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, Week of Compassion initiated two grant programs. Household Solidarity Grants for Income Loss provide grant funds to households in Disciples congregations that have experienced financial hardship resulting from the pandemic and that do not qualify either for unemployment benefits or for stimulus payments through the CARES Act.
Relief Ministry Support Grants provide grant funds to Disciples-related food ministries that have experienced increased demand due to COVID-19.
New Century Fellowship in Louisville, Kentucky Islanders Christian Church in Walton, and United Community Christian Church in Covington received Household Solidarity Grants for Income Loss. St. Matthew Area Ministry, a partner with Beargrass Christian Church in Louisville, received a Relief Ministry Support Grant. First Christian Church in Princeton and United Community Christian Church in Covington also received Relief Ministry Support Grants.
Donations from congregations and individuals support the ministry of Week of Compassion. These gifts enable relief efforts like the COVID-19 response. This year through May 31, 2020, 74 of the Christian Church in Kentucky’s 205 congregations (36%) have made gifts to Week of Compassion. Total giving to Week of Compassion year to date from Kentucky congregations is $85,000.
To donate to COVID-19 relief through Week of Compassion, visit the COVID-19 Response page on the Week of Compassion web site.
These grant programs will remain open for applications until the funds designated for the grants are exhausted. For more information on how to apply for these grants, contact the regional office at firstname.lastname@example.org.