POLICY & PROCEDURES
Purpose: AG Disaster Relief functions primarily to provide emergency assistance for the rebuilding of churches and parsonages damaged or destroyed by natural or man-made disasters.
Offer HELP: AG Disaster Relief is authorized to make inquiries of churches in areas which have suffered extensive damage from a disaster.
Request HELP: Under normal circumstances, the pastor or district superintendent is expected to request assistance when damage has occurred due to a disaster.
Follow these steps from Application to Payment
Application: Upon receipt of inquiry, AG Disaster Relief will send an application to determine the extent of damage and the need for assistance. Applications can also be found online at http://www.ag.org/disaster/ or can be downloaded — see next line.
Download: AG Disaster Relief Application(PDF)
Approval: Applicants must submit completed applications to their district office for review and endorsements. Districts will forward all district-endorsed applications to AG Disaster Relief. AG Disaster Relief will review the applications to determine need for and amount of assistance.
Payment: When assistance has been approved, AG Disaster Relief will send a letter and check to the church with a copy of the letter to the district office. Thus, the district office will be aware that the application has been approved and disaster relief has been granted and disbursed.