Gathered by Grace's "Life Happens" Fund Application
Gathered by Grace established the "Life Happens" fund to, when possible, assist members of the Montgomery and Tuskegee communities in times of personal financial emergency. We realize we all may find ourselves in a situation in life where we need the support of the community; Gathered by Grace wants to be able to provide that support. Galatians 6:2 says, "Bear one another’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ."

To be considered for support, the following application must be completed. If help is needed completing the form, please call 334-544-0472. Documents supporting your application (i.e., bills, invoices) should be sent to The appropriate way to support the approved need will be determined by Gathered by Grace and may include but is not limited to options such as paying a third-party for a bill or request on behalf of the applicant, providing gift cards and bus passes, purchasing Christmas gifts or birthday gifts.

One form of support available through the Life Happens Fund is one session with a financial counselor at no cost to the approved applicant. Designed to aid in ongoing financial health, approved applicants will meet will bring their income and expense information to meet with a financial counselor who can help with developing a budget and offer recommendations to help improve the current financial situation.

The assistance given is a gift and does not have to be paid back. The funding for this effort is provided through donations and the ability to meet a request is limited to the availability of resources for this fund. Completed applications that meet guidelines will be approved if sufficient funds are available at the time of the request.

Applications from an individual are limited to no more than once every six months. If you have not submitted an application within the last six months, you are welcome to submit one now by completing the form below. By submitting this application, you are certifying all information provided is true and correct.

What type of assistance are you requesting? *
Please describe the type of assistance requested, including the actual or estimated amount and the name of the person(s) or organization(s) who will receive the payment/item. If Christmas or birthday gifts are requested, please include specific items requested, including ages and clothing sizes. *
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Please explain why you are applying for assistance and the steps you have taken to resolve this situation. *
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Name *
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Best telephone to reach you: *
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Address *
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Email Address *
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Is there any additional information you would like to share? *
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