The pandemic has taken an unprecedented financial toll on many Americans, with Latinos being disproportionately impacted. Many have been forced to take pay cuts, experienced a deep reduction in work hours and tremendous job loss. Among the greatest affected are undocumented Latino families who are an integral part of the US Economy. California Governor Gavin Newsom has announced plans to address these individuals through the generosity of private and state donations in the amount of $125 million.
Donations included $75 million from the state and $50 million from private philanthropist organizations including but not limited to the Emerson Collective, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, James Irvine Foundation, California Endowment and Blue Shield Foundation.
One-time payments of $500 per person will be awarded allowing up to $1,000 per household. Designated regional nonprofits are being established for individuals to collect their payment without being required to provide personal information.
This direct disaster assistance initiative by Governor Newsom is the first of its kind across the nation. “We feel a deep sense of gratitude for people that are in fear of deportation but are still addressing the essential needs of tens of millions of Californians,” the governor said. Community volunteers and workers are currently providing assistance with care packages that include groceries and personal hygiene items. In Los Angeles, World Harvest Food Bank, Los Angeles Food Bank, Project Angel and Sova Food Bank are just a few of the many organizations out helping undocumented works and the underprivileged.
If you or someone you know needs further assistance, you are encouraged to contact your local churches or the food banks listed for additional assistance.
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