|FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
- HOW ARE GIFTS DISTRIBUTED?
The heartbreaking reality is that most families on the island face a daily struggle for survival. We established this benevolence
fund to help alleviate that struggle. That's why, many times, this fund is used to simply help provide the basics of food, clothing,
and shelter. However, it has also been used to help provide for school supplies, medical care (both basic check-ups as well as
emergency situations), schooling costs for students with learning disabilities, farming equipment, personal hygiene products, etc...
- CAN I GET PHOTOS OF WHEN YOU USE MY DONATION?
Yes and no... We have lots of photos showing all facets of the ministry. In fact, we post many of our photos here on our
website and on our Facebook page. Feel free to download them, print 'em up, hang 'em up and pray for us often. However,
because we don't make a spectacle out of our benevolence, there's never a photo-op or ceremony surrounding our gift giving.
Great question! We want to make sure that we, as a foreign organization, approach gift giving in a wise, culturally appropriate
and healthy way. We especially don't want to inadvertently create a culture of dependence with our giving. To avoid this, we
rarely identify ourselves as the giver and instead distribute our gifts through a local church or school. For example, we once
had someone donate over 100 pounds of kids clothes. Instead of us personally and ceremoniously handing them all out at once,
we gave them to a local pastor who distributed them to the appropriate children over time as legitimate needs arose. In
circumstances where money is the gift, all disbursements from the GrenAID Fund are made directly to the 3rd-party individual
or company to whom payment is due. No funds are given straight to the individual being helped.
- WHO DECIDES HOW DONATIONS ARE USED?
All funds remain under the exclusive discretion, direction and control of the board of directors. It is they,
and they alone, who manage and administer the fund; including but not limited to: recognizing needs, processing
requests, considering recommendations and distributing gifts.
- ARE THERE NEEDS YOU WON'T GIVE FOR?
ABSOLUTELY! The stated purpose of this benevolence fund is to help alleviate the daily struggle for survival, and to
help rescue in times of emergency and/or crisis. That said, there are many circumstances that (although legit) we don't
feel led by God to assist with (through this specific fund).
*Business ventures or investments
*Legal fees, police tickets and/or court ordered fines
*Penalties related to late payments or irresponsible actions
*Tuition for private school or university
*Non-necessities like phones, pagers, cable TV, and internet
- WHAT KIND OF NEEDS/PROJECTS DOES THIS FUND SUPPORT?
Yes. Donating to the GrenAID Fund designates your donation specifically to that ministry. Whereas money
raised in the general budget is dispersed to run all the many ministries of our organization.
- ARE DONATIONS TO THE "GRENAID FUND" DIFFERENT THAN NORMAL?
Just follow the link...
- HOW DO I DONATE TO THE GRENAID FUND?
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