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Direct Support – COVID19

Nonprofits and other Durham County community-based organizations who are providing direct support to those affected during COVID19.

El Centro Hispano (Durham, Wake and Orange, NC)
Has created the COVID19 Crisis Response Fund to assist families who are being impacted due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

This fund aims to support and strengthen families at risk who need help and:

  • Live paycheck to paycheck and who have or will lose income due to the closings of places of work; and/or
  • Have multiple children and will be forced to stay home; and/or
  • May have people who are likely to get sick with COVID19, adding a substantial burden to families; and/or
  • Families who may need assistance in meeting their needs during this crisis.
Iglesia Emanuel (Durham, NC)
Iglesia Presbiteriana Emanuel is providing a food pantry not only for members of their congregation, but also for any who comes to them seeking help. With so many job losses, an extraordinary number of hard working families have found that they do not have the resources to buy food, pay rent, etc. Iglesia Emanuel is working overtime trying to assist as many people as possible.
  • You may specify that you want the funds to go towards the food pantry, or to emergency aid for families.
  • You can also purchase food. Most needed are: rice (if you buy large bags at Sam’s or Costco, Iglesia Emanuel will divide them into smaller ziplock bags), beans, canned goods, cereal (hot or cold), granola bars or other snack items.
  • You may deliver your donated food directly to Iglesia Emanuel, 2504 N Roxboro St., Durham, NC 27704.

El Vínculo Hispano – The Hispanic Liaison (Siler City, NC)
They help thousands of adults, youth and children adjust to life in the U.S., access the services they needed to succeed, and affirm their rights. They are leading a coalition of Chatham nonprofits who are creating a Mutual Aid Fund to help families impacted by COVID19 who do not qualify for government benefits or unemployment insurance. The idea is for the coalition to fundraise collectively, have one simple application for families or agency referrals and make award decisions to give families financial assistance. The Fund would avoid duplication of efforts in fundraising and families who receive help.

The Betancourt Macias Family Scholarship Foundation
Launched a GoFundMe to raise funds to provide direct financial support to undocumented families who have been impacted by COVID19. They have also shared a list of additional resources (national and by state) for those impacted.