In the wake of the spread of COVID-19 across Chicago, the City of Chicago has partnered with The Chicago Community Trust and United Way of Metro to raise funds for nonprofit organizations across the area with the Chicago Community COVID-19 Response Fund. If you are looking to help out those in need, this is a great way to do so.
From our friends with the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless:
The region’s health and human service organizations are experiencing a surge in demand for services from neighbors and communities significantly impacted by the coronavirus outbreak. In collaboration with the City of Chicago, The Chicago Community Trust and United Way of Metro Chicago launched the Chicago Community COVID-19 Response Fund to unite the funds raised by Chicago’s philanthropies, corporations and individuals to be disbursed to nonprofit organizations across the region. You can contribute here.
We are continuing to work with our leaders to ensure people experiencing homeless are included in plans to respond to this crisis. On Sunday, CCH sent these recommendations to city, Cook County, and state officials.
Financial support at this time is truly the best option for those willing to help. Supply drives would be difficult to coordinate and inefficient by comparison. Thank you all for your concern. We are truly in this together.
The fund has raised over $8 million dollars since yesterday alone. If you’re financially able to, please consider donating via the link above.