OC COVID-19 Community Assistance Fund

Friday, June 5, 2020

AHRI for Justice (AHRI) and Viet Rainbow of Orange County (VROC) recognize that our communities have been greatly impacted by COVID-19. For many in our communities, COVID-19 is no longer just a public health crisis, but a humanitarian crisis on many levels. Members of our communities are facing housing, employment, and food insecurities, among other challenges. During this unprecedented moment, we want to do our part to support our communities by creating a community assistance fund. We are working together to raise funds and disburse emergency financial aid to those who are struggling.

We will be prioritizing folx who live in Orange County, CA and who identify as a person of color, LGBTQ+, and/or undocumented. However, if you do not fall under these identities, we still encourage you to complete this form. This community assistance fund seeks to help those who are most vulnerable.  Our hope is to fund as many folx as possible with the limited funds available. As such, we will fund up to $500 per individual or household.  

This process is not perfect and there are many more folx who are vulnerable. This is only the beginning. We understand that this community assistance fund is only a bandage to the systemic injustices our communities continue to face. We will attempt to locate additional resources to supplement or in place of the assistance funds.  Let's continue to support and hold space for each other as we fight for equity.  

Please note the information provided will be kept confidential.  Please contact us at [email protected] if you have any questions or concerns.  

Thank you and let's be well together.