News from District Superintendent Debra Brady: United Methodist Churches in our area have created a new “COVID-19 Relief Fund” and there is a COVID-19 Response Team providing oversight for fundraising and awarding grants.
As you know, the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic will continue to wreak havoc on vulnerable people for months to come. Our purpose is to assist households that have been financially impacted because of COVID-19, specifically households that have not received sufficient financial assistance from local, state, federal or other sources. Usually this will mean undocumented workers, self-employed or people who run boutique-sized small businesses. Households will be eligible to receive up to a $400 cash grant. We want to reach as many as possible who need this special assistance.
Applications are available from local pastors and are in English and Spanish. Our Pastor, Michelle Magee, is the liaison for our area.
Contributions to the fund may be sent to:
Central Valley COVID-19 Relief Fund, UM Center,
P. O. Box 980250, West Sacramento, CA 95798-0250
We’ve added this fund as an option on our Giving page. Give Now
Update: 2/18/2021. Watch the video about the Central Valley Covid-19 project