If disaster strikes a community, it is natural and loving to ask what can be done to support our neighbors—whether they are down the street or across the globe.
General humanitarian support
Support for general disaster relief is best directed to local and national organizations that specialize in such assistance.
Support for individual Christian Scientists
Giving and receiving financial assistance
The Principle Foundation offers short-term financial aid to Christian Scientists who are current legal residents of the United States or its territories. Please contact The Principle Foundation directly at 1-800-826-7756 or www.principlefoundation.org for more information.
Donors interested in making gifts to provide financial support to individual Christian Scientists in the United States are also encouraged to contact The Principle Foundation.
Individual Christian Scientists living outside of the United States who are seeking financial assistance for basic living necessities (food, shelter, clothing) are encouraged to contact local and national organizations in their individual countries that specialize in such assistance.
Support for Branch Churches
The Mother Church has funds specifically dedicated to assist branch churches and Christian Science societies around the world that have been impacted by extraordinary events. Branches are encouraged to contact The Mother Church at firstname.lastname@example.org to apply for assistance.
If you are interested in contributing to The Mother Church's Relief Fund, which supports branch churches and societies affected by disasters, please contact email@example.com. Please note that this fund has a global scope to ensure that funds can be directed to where they are most needed.