With the outbreak of coronavirus, unprecedented need has arisen in Utah. Unemployment is skyrocketing, life savings being lost, and vulnerable populations are being disproportionately impacted by the pandemic, such as the food and housing insecure.
Yesterday, Gov. Herbert filed an executive order to defer rent for those financially impacted by the crisis until May 15, and to put a hold on evictions. Thank you to those of you who took our actions to ask for the governor’s to action on this issue!
Now there is something more you can do to help those experiencing food and housing insecurity.
Already struggling emergency shelters and other non profits, spinning their wheels to meet the demands of increased need, are again being called upon to expand their reach, expand their capacity and provide emergency services for people who have nowhere else to go at a time when we are all being asked to stay at home. These providers are making adjustments to provide provide safe spaces for increased populations here.
WHAT YOU CAN DO
If you are in a position to help, please, consider donating to one of the organizations helping those in need in Utah. Below you will see a few links that list current urgent needs and how you can get the items to the shelters.
1. Donate to The Road Home – Donate gently used or new items in person, purchase an item online through the 2020 Amazon wishlist and have it sent for delivery or make a monetary donation.
2. Donate to Catholic Community Services – Give to the Go Fund Me campaign to help the food insecure AND Utah’s struggling restaurants to provide meals for people in shelters, or make a monetary donation directly to Catholic Community Services.