The COVID-19 pandemic has brought us all difficult times, but it has hit already underrepresented communities the hardest.
Immigrants are especially vulnerable during this crisis as they work in frontline jobs in healthcare, food services, retail, tourism, construction, house-cleaning, and many have lost their jobs, and income. Many are not eligible to receive unemployment benefits or relief, and need immediate support to buy basic needs such as groceries, cultural competence food, pharmacy products, diapers, hygiene products and rent.
The Massachusetts Immigrant Collaborative (MIC) is a diverse multicultural group of 13 immigrant support organizations that is providing direct emergency relief to the Commonwealth’s most vulnerable immigrant families during this public health crisis. MIC has supported more than 8,000 family members with cash assistance, groceries, food, pharmacy products, diapers, hygiene products and rent. Additionally, we have made four large procurements of culturally competent food supplies to help over 4,100 families.
With your support, we can assist more immigrant families throughout many of the Commonwealth’s gateway cities (Boston, Brockton, Chelsea, Everett, Framingham, Lynn, Malden, New Bedford, Quincy, Randolph, and Revere). Your contribution will add to our emergency relief fund, as many immigrant families still need and will continue to make requests for financial assistance. We ask, if you are able, to please donate to our new relief fund that provides direct financial assistance to immigrant families.
On behalf of all the immigrant families we serve, we thank you in advance for your generosity amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Thank you!
Ronnie Millar, Rian Immigrant Center
Natalicia Tracy, Brazilian Worker Center
Patricia Sobalvarro, Agencia ALPHA
MIC Steering Committee