. . . Take care of him, and when I come back, I will repay you whatever more you spend. . . . Jesus said, “Go and do likewise.”
Sample Policy [Congregation Name] , in keeping with its Biblical and charitable goals, has established a Helping Hands/Good Samaritan Fund to assist persons in our community in financial need. Donors may suggest beneficiaries of the Fund. However, such suggestions shall be deemed advisory rather than mandatory in nature. The administration of the Fund, including all disbursements, is subject to the exclusive control and discretion of the Congregation. The Congregation Council will appoint a Helping Hands/Good Samaritan Fund Committee consisting of at least three of the Congregation’s members. (Alternatively the functions of the Committee may be assigned to an existing Congregation committee.) All gifts to the Fund are gifts to the Congregation and while the Committee may consider suggested designations, in no event is the Congregation bound to follow them.
Checks should be made payable to the Congregation, with a notation that the funds are to be placed in the Congregation’s Helping Hands/Good Samaritan Fund.