Experts say Black people are disproportionately impacted by the coronavirus and it's due to underlying health conditions linked to poverty, discrimination in medical care, and we're more likely to work jobs that require us to leave our home. Chronic illnesses, which are linked to poverty and structural racism, are leading to more serious forms of the COVID-19 disease in our communities.
Because of this, Black America Cares is raising $25,000 to help people pay their bills, feed their families and provide essential necessities.
We're giving $100 per request and ALL money collected will go directly to the individual asking for assistance. For those seeking help, we’ll be reading your submissions and selecting stories every day.
To learn more about us visit our website:
- Arletha Pappas
- Margaret Leeks