For families who struggle to maintain financial stability, an unexpected emergency expense can have disastrous long-term effects. Something as seemingly minor as a broken water pipe or an extra prescription may catalyze debt that takes years to pay off and can even lead to homelessness. The Emergency Fund serves families in the Chicago region with immediate financial assistance to prevent the ripples of short-term financial crisis from creating long-term problems.
The Emergency Fund's crisis-solution grants ease the pressures of bill payments and everyday expenses with quick, direct relief. Payments go straight to billing companies and service providers to swiftly preclude late fees, interest charges, and eviction. The Emergency Fund's team of partner agencies allocates funding for the necessities of daily life. In 2010, crisis grants helped more than 7,000 people avoid financial disaster by providing utility and rent payments, as well as essentials such as bus passes, laundry detergent, clothing, and eyeglasses.
Join G-Team and donate $5 to help a Chicago-region family navigate unexpected expenses, and an anonymous donor will match your donation. If G-Team members raise $200, an emergency grant can provide one family with bill payments and everyday essentials, helping to prevent financial crisis from escalating. Each additional $200 raised will fund an emergency grant for another family.
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