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The Benevolent Fund was established to aid in the relief of needy members in good standing, of the Order of the Eastern Star, in California chapters, and members of their immediate families living in their household, or who are dependent upon them for support. To qualify for Benevolent Assistance, you must have been an affiliated member of the Order in California for the five years prior to the application. Assistance of up to $1,000 is available to assist with funeral expenses or other destitute circumstances needing one time financial assistance. Assistance up to $5,000 may be available in truly exigent circumstances.
Applications for Benevolent Fund Assistance may be made by contacting our StarCARE office at 1-888-567-2273, or by filling out the application on this web site by clicking the Apply For Help button.
Donations to this fund are always appreciated as we attempt to help all our members that apply and qualify for assistance. To donate to this fund, please click the Donate Now button.
In the event of a natural disaster, affected members can receive assistance from the Disaster Fund. This fund provided aid to our members after the Loma Prieta and Northridge earthquakes and after the many Southern California fires that burned down member residences and destroyed their property. Our Disaster Fund helps our members with immediate needs while they wait for government and insurance assistance.
All monies received by Grand Chapter for aid to members in the event of an earthquake, flood or other catastrophic disaster, and not used in connection with that disaster are retained to be available as immediate aid to members, in the event of subsequent catastrophes.
Applications for Disaster Fund Assistance are made through our Benevolent Fund. Please contact our StarCARE office at 1-888-567-2273, or fill out the application on this web site by clicking the Apply For Help button.
Donations to this fund are always appreciated as fires spring up unexpectedly all over our state and other natural disasters sometimes leave our members homeless. To donate to this fund, please click the Donate Now button.