Purpose: To assist people in extreme or urgent financial need, within the parameters established by Renew Communities’ Benevolence Team and in light of God’s Word and for His glory. The Benevolence Fund is intended as a source of last resort, to be used only after the individual requesting assistance has explored all other possibilities of help from family, friends, savings, selling personal items or investments. The Fund is intended to be a temporary help during a time of crisis.

For assistance request: 1. Please complete this form. Mail to (mailing address: Renew Communities, Attn: Benevolence Team, 388 W. Bagley Rd., Berea, OH 44017). Or submit form to 2. Be sure to attach appropriate paperwork to the form (copies of bills such as rent, mortgage, utilities, or vehicle repair, etc.)

You will be contacted after your request has been reviewed. Processing may take at least (5-10) business days from the date it is received. Incomplete forms may delay the review of your request. Prior to final approval, those requesting benevolence assistance will meet with an approved Renew Communities leader such as the Lead Pastor, Elder or Benevolence Team member. It is also recommended that the requestor call Love Inc. (216.459.0405) which may provide immediate or additional assistance.

Name *
Address *
Date of birth
Date of birth
Include name, relationship, and date of birth.
Include length of employment.
Include length of employment.
Which gathering time?
Are you in a Missional Community or Huddle?
Received financial aid from Renew Communities previously?
Have you sought out information on community resources that may be available to you by reaching out to United Way 211 or another social service agency?
Have you received assistance from any other church or Ministry during the past 6 months?
Have you received financial coaching or attended Financial Peace classes?