This fund – which is run collaboratively by about a dozen partners and is housed at St. Cecilia – provides financial assistance for rent, utilities, and other basic needs for immigrant households. This includes undocumented or non-status households.
To date, the fund has raised slightly more than $100,000 and has distributed $96,411 of these dollars in over 250 instances of financial aid. Immigrants helped are from throughout the world, including roughly 60% from Latin America and 30% from Africa.
Given that many immigrants in Story County are not eligible for governmental pandemic benefits and work in fields most impacted by COVID-19 related layoffs or reduced hours, the need is great.
Please consider rounding up your transactions at the registers to help make a difference in our community!
If you are able, please consider providing a tax deductible donation: Checks can be mailed to St. Cecilia, 2900 Hoover Ave, Ames, IA 50010. Please write “COVID-19 Fund for Immigrants” in the memo line.
Questions? Please email [email protected] or contact them via Facebook Covid-19 Emergency Fund for Story County Immigrants
GoFundMe Account?? https://gf.me/u/yk8dfm