EMERGENCY RELIEF PROGRAM
Provides assistance for
Disasters and fires
Supplemental family expenses related to the needs of the applicant(s).
To qualify, the applicant needs to:
Be 21 years old or under.
U.S. citizen or legal resident.
Have an Illinois Master Mason relative in good standing, who is living or deceased.
Needs are not covered by insurance or other financial/service resources.
How to Apply:
A parent or legal guardian must complete an application for the child or children. Applicants 18 or older may complete the application themselves.
Complete a paper or online application.
Sign the Compliance Agreement and Release of Information Sections.
The child/young adult applicant(s) must have the identified need detailed in the application.
Send completed application by mail or fax to: (217) 529-0242 or IMCAP, 2866 Via Verde, Springfield, IL 62703.
What to Expect After Applying:
Your application will be reviewed by the IMCAP Director (Director).
A phone conference to learn more about the child or young adults needs will be scheduled with and IMCAP staff member.
The IMCAP staff member may provide referrals to relevant services related to needs.
The IMCAP Director will prepare a Request Report based on information from the application and conference calls
The Request Report will not contain the names of the applicants, parents/guardians or Illinois Master Mason relative.
The Director will present the Request Report to the Board of Managers to determine assistance plan during the monthly Board meeting.
If your requests needs immediate attention, the Director will present the Request Report to the Board Chairman.
The decision about providing assistance will be communicate via phone or email.
Lodge’s Role in the Application Process:
Educate members and member’s family about the Emergency Relief service.
Make referrals to the IMCAP Director for children or young adults who could benefit from the service.