About the Employee Emergency Fund
The Employee Emergency Fund was created by Goodwill of the Southern Alleghenies employees to aid fellow employees who need financial assistance in emergency or crisis situations.
The fund is established through the contributions by employees through payroll deductions. The fund is administered by the Employee Emergency Fund Committee, made up of a select group of contributing employees.
The committee establishes the policies regarding eligibility requirements and the procedures for the distribution of the funds, and keeps all information in the strictest confidence.
Grant: An employee is eligible to submit an Employee Emergency Fund Application for Assistance for a grant when he or she reaches 6 months of consecutive contributions to the fund, and remains an active contributor.
Loan: An employee who is not an active contributor to the fund at the time of submitting an Employee Emergency Fund Application for Assistance is eligible to apply for a loan, provided that he or she has completed 90 days of employment. The employee will then also be asked to become a contributing member (even if contributing the minimum amount of $1.00 per pay).