The El Paso Community Foundation created four funds to assist laid-off workers, distressed nonprofits, outpatient healthcare workers who desperately need personal protection equipment, and expand the first clinician meal-support program in El Paso.
You can donate to the following funds:
• Get Shift Done for El Paso provides paid employment — at $10 an hour — for laid-off restaurant employees while filling essential jobs at nonprofits serving our region’s most vulnerable. Nearly half of El Paso’s new unemployed come from the restaurant and hospitality sector. More than 700 laid-off restaurant workers have assisted at the El Pasoans Fighting Hunger Food Bank, which has been overwhelmed by demand.
• The El Paso County Medical Society COVID-19 Masks and PPE Fund helps raise money to purchase much-needed N95 respirator masks and other personal protective equipment (PPE) for outpatient physicians and health care workers.
• EPCF partnered with Feed the Frontline, El Paso to purchase and deliver meals from local, financially challenged restaurants to feed area hospital staff — FREE of charge. Feed the Frontline, El Paso has served more than 2,000 meals to health care workers.
• The Coronavirus Fund helps people and nonprofits adversely affected by the pandemic.
Pictured: A Get Shift Done for El Paso worker prepares boxes for the El Pasoans Fighting Hunger Food Bank.