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Support for Frontline Workers & Institutions
Governor Cuomo has established the First Responders Fund to directly support the purchase of medical equipment and supplies for healthcare workers and public health officials, scientific research related to COVID-19, public outreach and nonprofits contributing to response efforts. More information can be found here and donations can be made here.
The Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York is currently raising money to support frontline staff at the 11 hospitals and other facilities in the New York City Health + Hospitals system. Funds are needed for meals, hotel rooms for workers who cannot go home due to risk of infection, laundry services and other needs. More information can be found here or here.
The NYC Healthcare Heroes initiative, launched with a $20 million commitment from the Debra and Leon Black Foundation, is providing “care packages” of shelf-stable food and other items hospitals and temporary medical facilities across the five boroughs through June, alleviating the burden of having to shop for themselves and their families. More information can be found here and donations can be made here.
Amalgamated Bank, a Partnership member company, is accepting donations through its foundation to a Frontline Workers Fund to provide hotel rooms, transportation, protective gear and other support for hospital workers and other first responders. More information is available here.
The Greater New York Hospital Association is requesting that companies with hospital-grade medical supplies and equipment donate them for use by frontline healthcare providers. There is an ongoing need for surgical and N95 masks. A link to the mask donation form can be found here. For specific questions, please contact Barbara Green at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Emergency Cash Assistance Program (ECAP) is providing cash grants to New York City households that have lost jobs as a result of the COVID-19 crisis but are not likely to receive full federal benefits because of their family immigration status or nature of their past employment. A network of organizations, including Catholic Charities, UJA-Federation of New York and the New York Immigration Coalition, will distribute the funds to needy families. More information can be found here.
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