As businesses slowly re-open throughout the region, workers are not only bearing much of the economic brunt of the COVID-19 pandemic, but will likely continue to struggle for months to come. That struggle will be eased somewhat by a $10,000 grant from the Amalgamated Foundation to the Metro Washington Council’s Community Services Agency. "Food and housing insecurity are major problems for local workers who are laid off and ineligible for unemployment." said CSA Executive Director Sonte DuCote. "This generous grant is right on time," she added. “The Amalgamated Foundation is proud to contribute to the COVID-19 response efforts of the Metro Council’s Community Services Agency,” said Anna Fink, executive director of the Foundation. “Amalgamated Bank and Amalgamated Foundation are proud of our legacy rooted in the labor movement working on behalf of union members across the country, including this opportunity to provide resources to frontline workers. We believe that workers on the frontline are what is holding our country together right now and they deserve our strongest support.” The grant to CSA was part of an $85,000 first round of donations through Amalgamated’s Frontline Workers Fund.
Click here for details from CSA on how to help workers facing hunger or eviction due to COVID.