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Chatham Solidarity Fund distributes $196,800

A huge thank you to the 650 individuals, foundations, organizations and churches who contributed to the Chatham Solidarity Fund! Your generosity was a source of relief and solace to hundreds in our community.

From April 2020 to date, the Chatham Solidarity Fund has:
~ Distributed $196,800 to 219 families in our service region
~ Helped 899 individuals – 416 adults and 483 children
~ Raised $215,174 from 650 donors

We’ll continue to share money with families in need until the Fund is depleted.

Fund recipients also share their gratitude:

“I’m very grateful for the generosity of the donors who, without knowing us, put their hands on their heart and nobly decided to help. Thank you for helping us overcome this dark period with the beautiful light of your kindness. May God bless you forever.”

“On behalf of my family, I want to thank everyone for helping us through this difficult moment. We were behind on our bills because my husband and I have been unemployed since mid-March because of Covid-19. Thank you so much for this donation to help us pay our bills.”

The Chatham Solidarity Fund is a partnership among 7 Chatham nonprofits with support from the Chatham Health Alliance. The goal was to provide financial relief for families impacted by Covid-19 and who did not qualify for the federal stimulus checks or unemployment benefits.

If you wish to contribute:
Donate via website

Mail a check to:
Hispanic Liaison
c/o Solidarity Fund
200 N. Chatham Ave.
Siler City, NC 27344

The Solidarity Fund is being administered by The Hispanic Liaison, a 501c3 nonprofit organization

We could not have done this without YOU!

And many thanks to our foundation and organization donors!

American Institutes for Research
Chapel in the Pines
Clearwind Fund
Colectivo NC
Edgar-Haley Family Fund

Eno River Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
Fearrington Democratic Club

Global Health Foundation
Gordon Leeker Family Fund
Marcia Angle and Mark Trustin Fund
NC Collaborative for Strong Latinx Communities
North Carolina Healthcare Foundation
Robert and Vivian Lamb Fund
School for Conversion Poor People’s Campaign
Stephen and Ruth Grant Fund
Scott Family Endowment Fund
Triangle Community Foundation
Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation
Anonymous donor in honor of Piedmont Health Services

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 Associate Director, Sanford Office ~  Job Description – Full time, Available Immediately 

EVH seeks a talented and highly motivated Associate Director to help establish and lead our new satellite office in Sanford, Lee County, scheduled to open in early 2021. The ability to speak, read, and write fluently in English and Spanish is required. The Associate Director reports to and works closely with the Executive Director. To apply, send a resume and bilingual cover letter to info@evhnc.org, subject line “Associate Director”.

Workers’ Rights Program Coordinator – this position has been filled, welcome Elena Gonzalez to our team!

The coordinator will work in partnership with  poultry workers, contractors and other organizations to protect and advance the rights of poultry workers.

Avocacy & Civic Engagement Program Manager ~ this position has been filled, welcome Maria Gomez Flores to our team!

The Advocacy and Civic Engagement Program works to build the long-term power of directly impacted Latinxs and protect and advance the rights of immigrants in North Carolina. 

Marketing Communications Manager ~ this position has been filled, help us welcome Bryant Parroquin to our team!

The Marketing Communications Manager is responsible for planning, executing, and managing impactful communication strategies in support of our organization and mission.

An Equal Opportunity Employer

EVH is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to diversity and inclusion. Minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.
We do not discriminate based on race, color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, age, religious beliefs, disability, sex, gender identity, or sexual orientation.

Workers, join the fight against Covid-19!

Do you work in a poultry plant, meat or food processing, or a farm? Would you like to help in the fight against COVID-19? If so, we invite you to participate in a research study to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the workplace.

This study is a collaboration between The Hispanic Liaison and UNC’s School of Medicine. You will be asked to participate in up to 4 visits of about 1 hour each and will receive $25 per visit.

The visits can be at the COFF-NC office in Siler City or at your home. As part of this study, health personnel will collect samples of your blood, saliva and nasal passages.

You will NOT receive any medical treatment, medications, nor vaccines. It’s safe and confidential.

If interested, please call Melissa at 919-869-5595 or visit:

Click here for more information

Click here for study Facebook page

Thank you for joining the fight against Covid-19!

Coronavirus ~ update on our services

Out of concern for the health of our entire community and to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, The Hispanic Liaison is currently NOT offering in-person services until further notice. 

We are available to assist over the telephone at 919-742-1448, via Facebook o email at info@evhnc.org.  

New client service hours over the telephone: 

Mondays: 10 AM to 1 PM

Tuesdays: 12 PM to 6 PM

Thursdays: 12 PM to 4 PM

Wednesdays and Fridays:  we check voice twice a day.

If we don’t answer the phone, please leave a message with your name and number so we may return your call.

To schedule a virtual appointment for our free Immigration Legal Clinic, contact Janet Ramirez at janet@evhnc.org or 919-742-1448.

We apologize for the inconvenience and hope to return to our regular schedule as soon as possible.

Press below for more information about the coronavirus:

Chatham County Health Department

NC Department of Health & Human Services

CDC – Centers for Disease Control

Stay safe and healthy!

Welcome Maria Gomez Flores to our team!

We are thrilled to extend a warm welcome to Maria Gomez Flores, our new Advocacy and Civic Engagement Program Manager.

Maria is originally from Guatemala and moved to Siler City when she was 3 years old. She graduated from Jordan-Matthews High School and earned degrees in Political Science and Latinx Studies from UNC-Chapel Hill in 2018. From a young age, Maria has questioned the social and political structures that have affected her day-to-day life.  At The Liaison, Maria is currently focused on GOTV and Census outreach efforts. Through education and mobilization, Maria will empower directly impacted Latinxs to work collectively to address issues of common concern. We are so happy to have you on our team, Maria!

Welcome Bryant Parroquin to our team!

We want to extend a warm welcome to Bryant Parroquin, our new Marketing Communications Manager!

Bryant is of Mexican heritage and was born and raised in Siler City. He graduated from Jordan Mathews High School in 2015 and earned a BA from UNC Chapel Hill in 2019 with degrees in Sociology and Journalism. While at UNC, Bryant volunteered with LatinxEd (SLI), Chispa and UNC’s Latinx Center.

We are thrilled to have the talented Bryant on our team!

Make a change with your change!

This September, in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, the awesome Chatham Marketplace in Pittsboro is “rounding up” for The Hispanic Liaison! All the change collected will support our programs and services to the community.

This Thursday 9/3, we will be hosting a table at the Marketplace from 3-6:30 PM ~
come over for a socially distanced and appropriately masked visit!

Every penny counts! Please support our local coop and The Hispanic Liaison.
Mil gracias!

A huge thanks to everyone at the Chatham Marketplace!

Congratulations OLP scholars!

Congratulations to Edith, Erick, Esmar, David and Oscar ~ our 5 scholars of Orgullo Latinx Pride Youth (OLP) Program who graduated from Jordan Mathews High School this year. We are very proud of them for graduating from high school and pursuing a higher education. It has been an honor to work with these amazing young leaders and we wish them the best of luck!

David was awarded the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation Scholarship for $20,000, the Frances K. Talley Memorial Scholarship for $1,000 and the Burke Endowed Scholarship in Clarinet for $4,500 for UNC-G, which he will  attend this fall on a fully paid tuition. Congratulations David!

Oscar was awarded the ACCESS scholarship from Appalachian State University, the Covenant Scholarship from UNC-CH and the Pack Promise Scholarship from NC State. He also received the William L. Wall Family Scholarship for $4,000, the GSK Opportunity Scholarship for $20,000 from The Triangle Community Foundation and was named the Mary Linda Andrews Scholar for this year! He will be attending NC State University this fall on a fully paid tuition. Congratulations Oscar!

Edith will attend Central Carolina Community College this fall where she plans to study nursing. Congratulations Edith!

Erick will attend Central Carolina Community College this fall to study nursing. Congratulations Erick!

Esmar will take a gap year to work and save money for college so he can enroll at Central Carolina Community College. Good luck Esmar! 

Our deep gratitude to OLP supporters who helped our youth in their journey:

Mike & Sandi Friedman for helping our scholars prepare for college

Ms. Natalia Franco Lopez for embroidering their serape stoles

Peppercorn Café and Joan Underwood for the amazing generosity with our youth group

The parents for all their hard work to help their children succeed in school!

A HUGE thank you to our OLP program funders:

Alces Foundation

Chatham County

Mary Duke Biddle Foundation

Women of Fearrington

Siler City Rotary Club

Chatham Solidarity Fund – final stretch!

Your donation to the Chatham Solidarity Fund will be shared directly with families financially impacted by Covid-19 and who don’t qualify for the stimulus check simply because of their immigration status, despite contributing federal, state, social security and other taxes. Their U.S. Citizen children are also being excluded from the stimulus benefits. Many of them are out of work or had their work hours reduced.

Here’s an update on our efforts: 

~ 602 donors have contributed $198,909 ~ thank you!

~ 197 families have received $900 each

Can you help us so that no family is left behind?

Please give as much as you can, we are grateful for ALL donations!

Help a vulnerable family in Chatham!  Contribute today and help us spread the word:
Hispanic Liaison
c/o Solidarity Fund
200 N. Chatham Ave.
Siler City, NC 27344

The Solidarity Fund is being administered by The Hispanic Liaison, a 501c3 nonprofit organization. EIN# 56-1974043

Thank you for your generosity!
WHO WILL YOU BE HELPING? 

Chatham residents financially impacted* by the pandemic AND who don’t qualify for the stimulus checks and/or unemployment benefits.

We recognize that there are many more families in need. Our intention is to ensure that families in Chatham are not left out simply because of their immigration status.

*Financially impacted are people who lost their jobs, had their work hours reduced or are self-employed and not able to exercise their profession (ex: house cleaners, food sales, childcare providers, etc.)

Unfortunately, we’re no long accepting applications for help.
The application deadline was May 20.

A huge thanks to the Foundations and other major donors to the Fund!

American Institutes for Research
Chapel in the Pines

Clearwind Fund
Colectivo NC
Fearrington Democratic Club
Global Health Foundation

Gordon Leeker Family Fund
Maple Tree Fund
Marcia Angle and Mark Trustin Fund
NC Collaborative for Strong Latinx Communities

North Carolina Healthcare Foundation
NC Poor People’s Campaign

Robert and Vivian Lamb Fund
Scott Family Endowment Fund
Stephen and Ruth Grant Fund
Triangle Community Foundation
Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation
Anonymous donor in honor of Piedmont Health Services

Chatham Solidarity Fund – still welcoming donations!

A collaborative fund of Chatham nonprofits

In Chatham County, we always step up to help our neighbors. In these challenging times, local families need your generosity and solidarity. Your donation to the Chatham Solidarity Fund will ensure that some of the most vulnerable families can make it through this crisis.  

Hundreds of our Chatham County neighbors will not receive a stimulus checks or unemployment benefits simply because of their immigration status, despite contributing federal, state, social security and other taxes. Their U.S. Citizen children are also being excluded from the stimulus benefits. Many of these families are out of work or had their work hours reduced.

Your donation will be shared directly with individuals and families in need. The amount distributed will depend on how much we are able to raise with your help.

Our goal is to raise $360,000. Can you help?
We’re asking that: 
1,000 people give $120
AND
1,000 people give $240 
Will you be a part of the 2,000 generous people who share
their stimulus check with families in need? 

Please give as much as you can, we are grateful for ALL donations!

Help a vulnerable family in Chatham!  Contribute today and help us spread the word:
Hispanic Liaison
c/o Solidarity Fund
200 N. Chatham Ave.
Siler City, NC 27344
Thank you for your generosity!
WHO WILL YOU BE HELPING? 

Chatham residents financially impacted* by the pandemic AND who don’t qualify for the stimulus checks and/or unemployment benefits.

We recognize that there are many more families in need. Our intention is to ensure that families in Chatham are not left out simply because of their immigration status.

*Financially impacted are people who lost their jobs, had their work hours reduced or are self-employed and not able to exercise their profession (ex: house cleaners, food sales, childcare providers, etc.)

HOW WILL THE FUND WORK? 
  • A committee will review the applications and oversee the distribution of funds.
  • Qualifying individuals and families will receive the money directly. They’ll decide how to spend it.
Unfortunately, we’re no long accepting applications for help. The application deadline was May 20.


The Solidarity Fund is being administered by The Hispanic Liaison, a 501c3 nonprofit organization.
EIN# 56-1974043.

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