To our HELP USA community,
It’s been two months since the coronavirus upended life in this country. While many people have been sheltering in place, our frontline staff has been working tirelessly to serve homeless and vulnerable Americans in this difficult and ever-changing situation. And our community of supporters has stepped up in ways we couldn’t have imagined.
We are so moved by the outpouring of support our residents have received. People have donated masks, canned food, and other essentials, as well as much-needed funding. Companies have donated not only products, but also portions of the proceeds from their sales.
Here are just some of the things our community has made possible:
Technology for Students – We are proud to announce that every one of the thousands of students in our shelters and permanent residences has the equipment she or he needs to complete schoolwork remotely.
Personal Protective Equipment & Cleaning Supplies – We have been able to maintain high safety standards due to generous donations of over 12,000 masks, and funds that have allowed us to professionally disinfect our shelters.
Essentials – Thanks to our supporters, we have distributed over 60,000 gift cards to residents of our shelters and apartment buildings so they can purchase basics like food and toiletries.
Emergency Rent Relief– We have established an emergency housing assistance fund for residents of our affordable apartment buildings to cover housing costs for people who have lost income.
We know that the fight isn’t over yet. This has been a difficult time for everyone, and the needs of our most vulnerable neighbors will only continue to grow. But we’re confident that with our community’s help, we’ll be able to meet this challenge. Thank you so much for your support.
The HELP USA Team