The Big Sunday Emergency Fund Minute

One thing we’ve discovered over the years is that some people simply don’t have a safety net. Something happens – an accident, an unexpected illness, some kind of reversal – and things can go from bad to worse quickly.

Over the years, Big Sunday (and the incredible Big Sunday community) has often been able to respond to these requests. These have included everything from beds for vets to food for folks to assisting with funeral costs in the wake of a tragedy.

The Big Sunday Emergency Fund was created to help meet these occasional, non-recurring needs.

Now, thanks to a very generous grant from our friends at Wells Fargo Big Sunday is very excited to be bringing special Emergency Fund needs 5 days a week via KNX 1070 News Radio.

Here’s how it works:

  1. Each weekday we will present a new Emergency Fund need.
  2. Each request will include a price to fund the need.
  3. If you’d like to help, you can donate at any level – large or small – to help meet the need.
  4. You can donate by texting #EFUND@56512.
  5. You can also donate
  6. You can even send a check to:
    Big Sunday
    6111 Melrose Ave.
    Los Angeles, CA 90038
  7. Once a specific need is fulfilled, any additional monies received automatically go to fund the next request in the Emergency Fund.
  8. Big Sunday retains 10% of all Emergency Fund donations to cover the costs of running this program.
  9. Some names of people described on the radio have been changed to protect people’s privacy.
  10. In every case, Big Sunday will work hard to fill the need as quickly and economically as possible.
  11. All requests to fulfill Emergency Fund needs must be made through a licensed nonprofit or school. If you have an Emergency Fund request that you’d like us to consider, plus email us at
  12. For more information about The Big Sunday Emergency Fund, please click here.

Please check back for updates on this exciting new project.

“To All at Big Sunday, Now, more than ever, we need the goodwill that you share and the good works that you do”

- — L.B., Los Angeles