In addition to the various federal, state and local financial assistance programs available to workers affected by the COVID-19 pandemic (click here for latest details), labor or labor-friendly organizations are also setting up financial support vehicles. If you know of one, please let us know at [email protected]
Fund Name: CSA Emergency Assistance Fund
Organized by: Metro Washington Council’s Community Services Agency
Benefits: Area union families
About the fund: Raises and spends approximately $120,000 annually and assists about 350 families. Helps workers facing hardships due to no fault of their own to meet emergency needs -- prevention of utility cut-offs, evictions, food, needed prescriptions, and other needs. Local unions refer workers to the fund.