FeelGood Friday: One Lawrence Fund Launched to Aid All Impacted by COVID-19, Benefit Concert 5/16
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Throughout the COVID-19 crisis, Lawrence residents and organizations have stepped up to the plate in inspiring ways. Whether it’s delivering food, securing shelter, or creatively providing emotional support, our community has pulled together as ONE Lawrence. Now the One Fund Lawrence needs your support to make sure that no Lawrence resident or family gets left behind.
The One Lawrence Fund has been established by Lawrence community leaders including Mayor Daniel Rivera, City Councilors, State Representatives, United Way, and various community organizations. The fund will distribute resources through organizations to cover the costs of rent, food, utilities, childcare, medications, and other basic necessities.
United Way has established the fund and will distribute 100% of donations to Lawrence community organizations who will distribute it directly to the families who need it most by focusing on those who do not qualify for other types of assistance, such as unemployment. Families will receive a gift card they can use to purchase food and other supplies. Partners include The Center, Lawrence CommunityWorks, Groundwork Lawrence, ACT Lawrence, and Greater Lawrence Community Action Council.
To help support the One Lawrence Fund and One Chelsea Fund, join Senator Edward J. Markey this Saturday 5/16 at 4 p.m. for a benefit concert that will be streamed live via edmarkey.com/live. To donate to the fund and find out more visit United Way online.