Fairmont Residential Colleague
Emergency Relief Fund Application

Application Portal is Open Thursday, May 23 at 8am (PST)

GENERAL INFORMATION:

The purpose of the Fairmont Residential Colleague Emergency Relief Fund is to provide essential financial relief and recovery assistance for Colleagues experiencing unprecedented emergency hardships. The Fund is currently making distributions to assist Fairmont Heritage Place, Acapulco, Mexico Colleagues who have been impacted by Hurricane Otis which has been declared a qualified disaster and the subsequent economic impact resulting.

This fund provides essential financial relief and recovery assistance for Fairmont Heritage Place, Acapulco Colleagues who are currently employed or were furloughed on January 10, 11, or 12, 2024 with a documented need for:

  • Financial support for loss or damage to residence due to the Hurricane Otis disaster and resulting impacts. For example, damage to home from wind, flooding, mudslide, crime, and / or theft.
  • Essential living expense reimbursement for clothing, medications, food, and other costs related to Hurricane Otis.
  • Unexpected medical expenses not covered by insurance due to the Hurricane Otis disaster for colleagues listed on policy as of October 24, 2023.

Employees who have voluntarily resigned from employment or are upper management (Director of Residences) are not eligible to participate.

All relief payments are made and distributed by Charitable Ventures, a 501(c)(3) public charity, on behalf of the Fund. Applicants must provide validation of need, and applications will be accepted until the funding is expended. Only Fairmont Heritage Place, Acapulco, Mexico Colleagues may apply for relief payments. Grant awards will be equally split between eligible applicants.

INSTRUCTIONS AND PROCESS:

Step One: Application

Colleagues must complete the application in full, including uploading all the requested documentation. Please take the time to ensure that your application and documentation are accurate and complete. Your Fairmont Heritage Place, Acapulco team will assist with the application.

When you submit your application, an immediate screen notification will pop-up to show that your application has been received.

Step Two: Verification and Notice

You will be notified of receipt of your successful application submittal at the email address you provide in your application within three business days. All applications and documentation will be verified prior to approval. The Fund Review Committee will approve equal amounts of funding for all applicants. The exact grant amount will be determined based on the number of applicants and the amount of available funds. Therefore, no funding will be received prior to the closing of the application period.

Step Three: Fund Distribution

Once the application period has closed and funding amounts approved, the applicant will receive an email with the award amount. Funds will initially be sent to your US banking account via a direct deposit using the account information you share on our secure website. Broxel accounts will then transfer our dollars to pesos for your use at home. Broxel is an App that you can manage from your cell phone. Your Fairmont Heritage Place, Acapulco team can help walk you through the set up, if needed.

If you have questions, please contact FairmontRelief@charitableventuresoc.org or by phone at (714) 597-6630 x111. (Available 8am – 5pm (PST), M-F – except holidays)

ELIGIBILITY:

Eligible Colleagues:

  • Current employees of Fairmont Heritage Place, Acapulco.
  • Employees of Fairmont Heritage Place, Acapulco who were furloughed on January 10, 11, or 12, 2024.

Not Eligible to Apply:

  • Employees who have voluntarily resigned from employment at Fairmont Heritage Place, Acapulco.
  • Employees who have resigned from employment and/or who are Upper Management (Director of Residences) at Fairmont Heritage Place, Acapulco.

SUPPORT AVAILABLE:

Funding decisions will be dependent upon the Colleague need and the amount raised to support this relief effort. Grant awards will be equally split between eligible applications. Funding will support the resulting impacts due to the Hurricane Otis disaster. Examples may be damage to a home from wind, flooding, mudslides, crime and/or theft. It could also include the need for essential living expenses for clothing, medications, food.

DOCUMENTATION REQUIRED:

You will be asked to provide the following documentation and information in the application to be considered for funding. The committee understands the difficulty in some cases in securing these documents and will work with applicants as best as possible to complete their application.

Documents – Please upload ONE OR MORE of the following documents:

A. Photographs of damaged property or belongings of residence
B. Any insurance claims filed including a summary of what has been claimed and the status of the claim
C. Proof of residence – utility bill, lease agreement, mortgage statement showing primary residence
D. Receipts of repair expenses, clothes or other essential items
E. Proof of unexpected medical expense
F. Other as you feel appropriate that will help confirm the requested support

APPLICATION PERIOD:

The Application will be available as of Thursday, May 23, 2024 at 8am (PST).  The application portal will remain open until Friday, June 21, 2024 at 5pm (PST).

APPLICATION:

Your Fairmont Heritage Place, Acapulco team will assist with the application.

ABOUT US:

The Fairmont Residential Colleague Emergency Relief Fund is a fiscally sponsored Fund of Charitable Ventures, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. (Federal Tax ID# 20-8756660) Charitable Ventures will serve as the administrator of this Fund. Charitable Ventures is a regional incubator and capacity builder, fostering innovative work in the region to strengthen our communities. Please review our website for further details and information.