JERSEY CITY, NJ - Mayor Steven Fulop has announced the launch of the Jersey City COVID-19 Community Relief Program as part of the City’s latest efforts to provide resources and support to the city’s most vulnerable residents impacted by COVID-19.
The fund, Fulop said in a press release, is now accepting private donations that will be used to minimize hardships for needy families and seniors by improving access to food and other necessities. Already halfway to its fundraising goal of $3 million, it will also invest in the local economy by helping small businesses and nonprofits get back on their feet.
“We are in the midst of unprecedented times, and I have no doubt we will overcome the challenges we’re facing if we work together to support one another,” Fulop said. “This Relief Program will be a great resource for our most vulnerable residents and businesses who are the backbone of our community.”
The local Jersey City program will be administered through the Jersey City Economic Development Corporation (JCEDC), a 501c3 nonprofit organization. Donations can be made through the JCEDC website by clicking here.
As COVID-19 has continued to grip Jersey City the Fulop Administration has already introduced several measures under the Mayor’s Community Relief Plan including rent freezes in rent-controlled buildings and support for small businesses that have faced an extreme downturn in business in recent weeks.
“The city is working daily to protect the health and safety of residents. However, we need the community’s support to address the full scope of this crisis,” said Vivian Brady-Philips, Vice Chair of the Jersey City Economic Development Corporation. “We know that many of our community members — both local businesses and concerned residents want to help address this crisis” she added as the reason for launching the efforts.
Click here for more information on this and other related relief programs.
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