The Major Crisis Relief Fund focuses on providing assistance following a major crisis. The MCRF will work side-by-side with first and second responders. If a need isn’t covered by the FEMA, MEMA, American Red Cross, or similar emergency agencies, we will step in. Many needs of local individuals and families are unmet by traditional public and private disaster aid, with the greatest service gaps in the area of long-term recovery. This may be in the form of financial aid for food, housing, transportation, medical and mental health services, child care, and other services to those in greatest need. As deemed appropriate, we may also provide equipment, counseling, and assistance with insurance.The MCRF will be in for the long haul when other agencies have moved on.
We work closely with government, local businesses, nonprofits/hospitals, foundations, associations, and other groups as part of an integrated effort to maximize resources and avoid duplication of services. We are seeking partnerships and building networks of support across the Cape and Islands to ensure MCRF resources are used in the most effective and efficient manner.
Our initial fund-raising goal is $1 million.
The awarding of funds will be considered when 50 or more families or 100 or more individuals are affected by the crisis and under circumstances that include the following:
- A local, state, or federal disaster is declared.
- Multiple hospitalizations are required.
- All Cape Cod evacuation shelters are opened.
To apply for funding, please contact us.