The Big Love Emergency Fund

The Big Love EMERGENCY Fund has been created to address the needs of those who have had a sudden loss of total income due to shut downs for coronavirus containment in the greater Akron/Cleveland community. Examples of eligible applicants are musicians, yoga teachers, massage therapists & healers, restaurant servers, artists, and the self-employed with small businesses. Priority will be given to individuals/households who do not have any other source of income.

The fund will supply eligible individuals and families help in the form $100 by check or PayPal. You will be able to reapply for additional funds after one month.

To Apply:

On March 15th Governor DeWine, wisely, ordered shelter in place, closing restaurants and bars and stopping client contact.  Many very hard working people in our community had an abrupt halt to their income, especially those reliant on gigs, clients, and tips. This abrupt halt has already resulted, for many, in difficulty buying food and medicine.

A group of donors provided initial funds for a monthly grant of $100.00 to those that qualify, to stave off hunger and buy needed medicine. The grants are for those with an abrupt halt to their income due to the corona virus and does not duplicate existing government assistance.   We need and are asking for your heartfelt help to meet the need! Donations up to $1,000 will be matched! *(Subject to donor funds.)

If you are able, please mail a check to the Big Love Network 1111 Carey Ave, #1, Akron, Ohio 44314 or donate electronically via PayPal via this link.  The Big Love network, a 501c3 will administer the fund and provide you with a receipt for your tax deductible donation.

THANK YOU so much for your support of this urgent effort to help our community members in their time of real need!  We, and especially they, will be very grateful for your help! Thank you!

To Donate:


Support Richard Harrison, a member of the community, with fibromyalgia, a severe and dangerous allergy to indoor molds, and is facing homelessness.