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:
~ Nearly 600 donors have contributed $169,414 ~ thank you!!
~ 178 families will receive $900 each
~ If we raise $20,000 more, we can help all 200 families who qualified for assistance!
~ 22 families are currently on a waiting list
This is the final stretch! Can you help us raise $20,000 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:
c/o Solidarity Fund
200 N. Chatham Ave.
Siler City, NC 27344
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 reviewed 216 applications and qualified 200 families for assistance.
- Qualifying individuals and families will receive the money directly via checks or visa gift cards. 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.