Central States Shine Employee Relief Fund
The Central States Shine Fund is designed to provide short-term assistance to employees experiencing severe financial need due to unexpected and unavoidable emergencies.You must be a Central States employee to be eligible to apply. Eligible applicants are within the program’s income requirements. If you have other resources to meet your needs, you are likely not eligible for this crisis program.
The Central States Shine Employee Relief Fund is administered by the Tulsa Community Foundation, an organization specializing in assisting corporations in creating emergency assistance and disaster relief funds for employees. Applications are confidential and identifying details are never shared with Central States.
|In the event of an unexpected and unavoidable emergency that causes a severe financial hardship, Central States employees may apply for assistance within the following categories and qualifications (Please remember that not all emergencies will warrant the maximum assistance):
Income Guidelines: Applicants must be employees of Central States with an hourly base rate pay equal to or less than $25.00 per hour. Pay rate will be confirmed during HR verification process.
Note: To comply with IRS conditions, program guidelines restrict assistance to employees experiencing severe financial need due to specific unexpected, unavoidable emergencies which can be documented. While all emergencies and financial hardships are unfortunate, incidents outside of program guidelines cannot be approved.
Employees should use available resources such as medical/life insurance, PTO, short/long term disability, personal savings, assistance from family members, etc. before applying for assistance. If ineligible, TCF can refer applicants to other resources in their community.
Upon approval, grant recipients are typically mailed a check made payable to the vendor requesting payment (i.e. landlord, utility company, contractor, etc.). We understand that each situation is unique so please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions.
Situations that will NOT be Considered: Elective bills; bills related to routine vehicle repairs; child support payments by applicant; expenses/bills resulting from divorce or separation; attorney fees; medical expenses not related to medical emergencies; situations related to extended family members; or garnishments of an employee’s paycheck due to past debt.
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Grants from the Central States Shine fund are funded solely by donations. The company will match all employee donations within a calendar year up to a pre-defined limit. For 2016, the limit is $200k.
Every dollar amount will make a difference in the life of one of your fellow employees.
All contributions are tax-deductible up to the amount allowed by law.
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