AWCI CARES

Help Is Closer Than You Think!

AWCI cares about its members and wants to help those in need. AWCI CARES — "CARES" stands for Caring Action Relief in Emergency Situations — is a program funded and managed by the Foundation of the Wall and Ceiling Industry. The program's funds are available to the employees and families of AWCI member companies who have experienced a major illness, accident or hardship beyond their insurance and financial capabilities.

More than $250,800 has been distributed to AWCI families in need.

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To apply for an AWCI CARES grant, please download the materials below.

AWCI CARES Financial Assistance Information

Application for Financial Assistance

Application for Financial Assistance Company Sponsor Verification

Magazine Articles

AWCI CARES Impact Report

Program Insert for Paychecks

Paycheck Enclosure

What is AWCI CARES?
Caring Action Relief in Emergency Situations (CARES) is a program funded and managed by the Foundation of the Wall and Ceiling Industry.

Who is eligible for assistance?

The program’s funds are available to the employees and families of AWCI member companies who have experienced a major illness, accident or hardship beyond their insurance and financial capabilities.

How does one apply for assistance?

The AWCI CARES application form is available from your employer’s Human Resource Department, or it can be printed from the AWCI website. Completed application forms, required supplemental documentation and the sponsor verification form must be submitted to your employer for the signature of a company owner or manager before being submitted to AWCI CARES. Your company must file the application for you.

How will funding be made?

All applications will be received by the director of education and foundation programs of the Association of Wall and Ceiling Industry. The privacy of the submitter is respected throughout the application review process. Copies of the anonymous application and supporting materials will be forwarded to the members of the AWCI CARES Leadership Team for consideration.

How much money can we request?

The AWCI CARES Leadership Committee will determine grant amounts based on documentation of need, other pending requests and total funds available. Not all grant requests will receive funding.

When will we know the results?

All applications will receive communication from AWCI’s director of education and foundation programs within two weeks after the application is received. Applications will be considered and processed by the committee within 30 days.

Questions?

Call Annemarie Selvitelli at (703) 538-1608 or e-mail to awci-cares@awci.org.