Unexpected emergencies can cause a financial hardship for you and your family. The McLeod Employee Emergency Fund was set up by McLeod employees to assist other employees who have experienced an emergency that could not have been anticipated (such as a house fire or lengthy illness) and has resulted in their inability to meet basic expenses, including rent or mortgage, utilities, food, or transportation. The fund is not designed to help with financial problems unrelated to an emergency nor for non-necessities.
Prior to seeking assistance, employees must have been employed for at least six months in a budgeted 40 hours or more per pay period position. Employees may receive assistance only once within a 12-month period and may receive no more than five awards in a lifetime. The maximum assistance per application is $1,000.
The fund receives money from generous contributions of fellow McLeod employees. Each request is reviewed by a committee comprised of volunteers representing all of McLeod campuses. Without knowing the identity of the applicant, they consider the entire circumstances and decide what action to take.