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#STIMULUSSOLIDARITY – Pandemic Relief
April 13, 2020 - May 11, 2020
Tragically, many immigrant families will not be receiving stimulus checks during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Human Rights Coalition of Alachua County is accepting donations to help support our undocumented brothers and sisters who are experiencing the economic hardships resulting from the pandemic. These hard-working individuals and families are prohibited from receiving any support through the stimulus support offered by the federal government; however, they are just as much in need of assistance as anyone.
COVID-19 affects everyone, regardless of immigration status. The stress that everyone is facing because of this pandemic is even greater for immigrants, many of whom have been laid off or forced to work in crowded and unsafe conditions. Mass layoffs have hit the hospitality, restaurant, and retail industries hard – making it difficult for undocumented families to pay rent, utilities and medical bills.
The $2 trillion stimulus package promises $1,200 to adults with incomes of less than $75k last year, but excludes the millions of taxpaying undocumented workers and their families. We owe our neighbors the same chance that we have to survive through COVID-19, and that is why we need your help.
Please donate to help immigrant families who are bearing the brunt of the economic upheaval caused by COVID-19, yet will see none of the $2 trillion stimulus package.
Your pledge will benefit immigrant families right here in Gainesville, Florida. Hotels and restaurants in our area have been functioning at minimum capacity for weeks, and our most vulnerable neighbors are in desperate need.
If everyone with a social security number gave just 10% of their check, we could give every immigrant family their fair share of the stimulus package many times over. But since not everyone will give, we hope that you will consider giving more than 10% if you are able to.
We encourage you to donate 10%, 20% or 100% of your stimulus check to immigrant families who will not get one themselves. If you earn above the threshold for receiving a stimulus check, we urge you to contribute as much or more than others.
100% of your donation will go to local families.
If you have not yet received your check and are not able to donate now, commit your funds by taking the pledge!