At Home Needs
NEED HELP OR RESOURCES?
Many in our church want to help meet the needs in our city right now, but we’re also aware that many of you have been hit hard financially in this time as well. If this is you, below is a list of resources that you can access which may be able to provide some needed relief during this time. If you have any questions about the following resources, please email Brooks Lokey at .
We know many in our church have lost work hours and wages during this time. If you currently have no income or have seen a reduction to your income that has caused inability or strain to afford your basic needs because of work lost due to COVID-19, we want to help as best as we can. Please email and let us know the details of your situation. Someone from our team will follow up with you Monday–Thursday to talk with you and see how we can help.
FAMILY RELIEF FUND
Many businesses and entire industries have temporarily slowed or come to a halt while we deal with the spread of COVID-19. This means that a great number of people in our city have seen a decrease or complete suspension of their work hours & income. Many now find they are struggling to meet their basic needs.
We’ve set up a Family Relief Fund to provide for people within our own Ethos family to financially assist with basic living costs during this time where income has been lost. If you’d like to contribute to the Family Relief Fund, you can do so by clicking the button below. Please make sure to select "Family Relief Fund 2020" as your designation.
Many different resources are available right now for those who have lost work and wages because of COVID-19. For an extensive list of resources our city is teaming up to provide to you, visit this link. Resources include financial support, food assistance, tax filing, mental health, unemployment services, and many more. United Way is acting as a hub to help support many of the organizations listed here providing assistance. If you have not been affected but would like to donate to United Ways’ fund to provide assistance, you can do so here.
The U.S. Treasury Department is working to provide direct and fast relief to workers and businesses. Recently invoked was the “CARES Act” to help support small businesses in this time. Businesses with fewer than 500 employees - including nonprofits, sole proprietorships, and self-employed individuals can apply for a loan to help cover payroll, interest on mortgage obligations, rent, and utilities for up to 8 weeks. To view the U.S. Treasury resource page where you can find details about this program or to find an application, click here. For a quick overview of this program, open this page. We know things like this can be daunting and confusing, and there’s a lot of misinformation about this out there. If this didn’t provide the clarity you needed, email Brooks Lokey — he will try to connect you with someone who can walk you through your questions.
Many have lost work either temporarily or indefinitely because of this virus. To see a list of companies who are hiring in our city, click here. (Scroll down to the header that says “Job Placement”)
For an additional list of jobs available, click here. As a part of Jobs4TN, you can visit an American Job Center which provides free access to resource rooms which include computers and Internet, telephones, and fax machines. Also, job seekers can attend on-site recruiting events, workshops on resumé writing, interviewing skills, and job search activities or pursue more intensive training or certifications for occupations that are in demand. To find an American Job Center near you, click here.
MUSICIAN RELIEF FUND
If you’re a musician specifically who has lost gigs, events, sessions, or other work, MUSICARES, a non-profit set up to support those in the music industry, has set up a relief fund to help musicians without work. Click here to apply for aid or to donate to this fund.
RESOURCES FOR THOSE EXPERIENCING HOMELESSNESS
If you are currently homeless and have been impacted by COVID-19, here is a list of resources specifically available to you.