There’s no doubt we are all facing tough times due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Our best chance to get through this crisis is by working together gathering our resources and helping families in the Inland Empire who need it the most.
The Center for Community Action and Environmental Justice (CCAEJ) is organizing a COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund to make sure working class families and immigrants in our communities get what they need to stay home and stay healthy.
Inland Empire residents are exposed to some of the worst air pollution in the nation, which has led to increased respiratory conditions and cancer rates. As only 4 of 10 jobs pay a livable wage here, families find themselves living paycheck to paycheck and with no health safety net. With no strong health protections and weakened immune and lung capacity, families in environmental justice communities will be the most vulnerable to coronavirus. Our priority will be to provide resources to CCAEJ members severely impacted financially by COVID-19 and/or not eligible for government assistance due to their immigration status. Our communities can not afford to wait for federal and state assistance. WE MUST ACT NOW!
CCAEJ’s COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund will distribute mutual aid directly to people in areas where we organize that are experiencing the greatest need. Through the leveraging of our resources and with collective care, we can step up to support our families.
Donate today to support frontline families!