The Good Samaritan fund exists to assist members of our church and our wider Portage/Kalamazoo community in a crisis or emergency situation. We offer rental or utility assistance as well as other monetary requests. Each request is reviewed by and must be approved by the pastor. 

Applicants must complete an Application for Asisstance, provide ID, and wait at least 24 hours for request approval. 

Click here for the online application. You may also download the application, fill it out an bring it to the church office.

 Good Samaritan Fund Policy  

1.       Requestors must fill out an application for review by the Pastor and include a copy of their ID. They must also provide supporting documents for the request such as a copy of an energy bill or a rent statement.

2.       Assistance is given in the form of a direct payment (usually a check) to the goods or service provider and not to any individual.

3.       There is a $400 per request limit. 4.       There is a one (1) request per household every six (6) months limit.

5.       It generally takes 24-48 hours for us to process a payment but could take a week or more if the Pastor is out of town. Please do not wait until the last minute to request funds if possible.

6.       We do not cover costs for hotel rooms or provide gas cards.