Softening the blow of COVID-19
A share of the funds from an online campaign launched by CEUS to raise funds for the organization will go to victims of the pandemic. CEUS also is working with other organizations to provide aid to low income victims of the pandemic with no-where else to turn for help.
If you need help, please call 201 605 6669 or send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org and someone will call you and evaluate your situation to determine if CEUS can provide any aid.
CEUS delivered certificates in the first two weeks of June to more than 50 immigrants in the community, enabling them to buy food at supermarkets in the Union City, New Jersey, area. On June 17, 26 immigrants received food packages from CEUS to help them get through the pandemic.
CEUS also is working with the New Jersey Pandemic Relief Fund (NPRF) to identify and reach out to immigrants who don’t have the legal status to receive pandemic assistance from the US government. In June and July CEUS will deliver direct aid totaling $43,000 to immigrants in the community and CEUS is working with NPRF to continue supporting this sector of the community.
CEUS volunteers in September distributed rice, beans, seasoning and other foods donated by Goya Foods. And in November, we distributed food packets for Thanksgiving filled with donations from Goya, Shoprite, Trader Joes and Fiesta Supermarket, and CEUS supporters.
Watch a video of the September aid distribution here:
See a video Thanksgiving food distribution here:
If you are looking for help, go to the CEUS Facebook page ( https://www.facebook.com/CentroComunitarioCEUS/ ) or see the Facebook page on the right hand side of each page of the CEUS website. When we know of a food distribution mounted by other organizations, we will post the time and location on the Facebook page.
Here are some other sources of aid in Hudson County that are offering help to immigrants suffering from the impact of the pandemic (click on the link):
How to protect yourself
- Information sheet on COVID-19 compiled by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC) and how to avoid getting infected by the disease.
- Information from the State of New Jersey about COVID-19 y and the benefits and assistance available.