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As we face one of the worst pandemics of our lifetimes, we know that our best chance of weathering the storm is to pool our resources and help the people in our communities that need it most. APEN is organizing a COVID-19 Emergency Community Stabilization Fund to make sure that the working class Asian immigrants and refugees in our communities have what they need to stay home and stay healthy during this pandemic.
As COVID-19 spreads, it’s become clear that this pandemic is a threat multiplier. The impacts and risks are dramatically different depending on who you are and where you live — whether you have a good job, access to healthcare, stable housing, and paid sick leave. In Asian immigrant and refugee communities like ours, we’re experiencing increased racial profiling and xenophobia. Asian homecare workers are being interrogated, Chinatown businesses are being targeted and people are being assaulted in public places. Most are hourly workers, many have lost their jobs and those who are working can’t afford to take time off.
APEN’s COVID-19 Emergency Community Stabilization Fund will distribute mutual aid directly to people in areas where we work that are experiencing the greatest need. Waiting for federal or state government assistance is not an option. Donate to APEN's COVID-19 Emergency Community Stabilization Fund so we can provide immediate support to those who need it most.
APEN has organized a COVID-19 Emergency Community Fund to ensure the working class Asian immigrants and refugees in our communities have what they need to stay home and stay healthy during the Coronavirus pandemic.