Lately, it’s been pretty devastating for many people during the government shutdown. Families are concerned about food, rent, toiletries, utilities and other daily needs. Our guest tonight, will talk about how they are assisting the community with a list of resources. Our guest tonight..
Rosie Allen-Herring President and CEO of United Way National Capital Area
About United Way
Washington, DC (January 10, 2019)—United Way of the National Capital Area (United Way NCA) today announced the launch of its Emergency Assistance Fund, making available an initial $50,000 that will provide additional capacity to select nonprofit organizations providing vital food, rent and other assistance, which are facing an increased demand for services due to the government shutdown crisis. United Way NCA is calling on the community—both corporate partners and individuals in the region—to join the organization by matching its pledge or contributing. Pepco was first to respond with a $50,000 matching grant to the Emergency Assistance Fund, and the United Way NCA expects more will follow. In addition, United Way NCA invites all of those affected to visit its regional network of Financial Empowerment Centers (FEC) for individual financial counseling and guidance.
Radha (RA-DA) Mushiah (MU-SI-YA)-President & CEO of Capital Area Food Bank
Deborah Chambers-Vice President of Development & Partnerships with Central Union Mission
Central Union Mission invites furloughed federal employees in need of
food to visit our Family Ministry Center (3194-B Bladensburg Rd., NE, Washington, DC), Monday through Thursday from 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm. Groceries will be available while supplies last through our Emergency Referral Program. People seeking assistance must bring a government-issued I.D. and agency work badge/ID. Families affected by SNAP shortages can show their food stamp card and I.D.”