COVID19 Emergency Relief Fund

$108,080* raised of $100,000 goal

HELPLINE: (612) 405 6135, covid19@iamn.org

#ForceForGood  #StayHomeMN 

IAM, along with community partners and organizations, is launching the COVID-19 emergency relief fund to help people affected directly or indirectly by the Coronavirus pandemic in Minnesota. Our goal is to address the needs that are immediate and can be alleviated by our community through its generosity. By contributing to this fund, community members can come together for a joint show of #ForceForGood to combat suffering and help people in our area at this time of great need. Please be part of this effort by the Asian Indian community in Minnesota.

We have set a goal of $100,000 

Please help us reach this ambitious goal. Be a part of this effort in contributing to the needs of Minnesotans at-large and demonstrate our collective altruistic spirit.

Please donate generously at any of the following donation levels:

  1. Diamond : $5,000+
  2. Platinum : $2,000+
  3. Gold : $1,000+
  4. Silver : $500 +
  5. Bronze : $100 +
  6. General : Any amount under $100

 

This relief fund will supplement the financial needs (allocation in parenthesis) of local non-profit organizations engaged with the following services:

1. Assistance to food-insecure children, seniors, students, homeless, or otherwise vulnerable populations (50%) 

2. Supplying medical equipment, materials or Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) (35%)

3. Assistance to those whose employment has been affected by the shutdown (10%)

4. Assistance to MN Blood Banks (5%)


Fund Disbursement:

Food Workgroup - $15,000
IAM workgroup serving organizations like SEWA-AIFW, Loaves & Fishes, etc. with cooked meal and grocery donations

PPE Workgroup -$15,000
IAM workgroup providing fabric masks, disposable masks, gowns, and other PPE supplies to healthcare workers

Sheridan Story - $8,000
Local organization fighting child-hunger. The Sheridan Story focuses on the food gaps when children aren’t able to receive free and reduced meal programs

Meals on wheels - $8,000
Meals on Wheels is a community-based service that provides fresh, nutritious meals delivered directly to the homes of seniors and individuals with disabilities throughout the Twin Cities.

North Country Food Bank - $2,000
Food Bank serving 21 counties in northwest and west central MN

Channel One Regional Food Bank - $2,000
Food Bank serving seniors, individuals with physical or mental-health disabilities, working families and individuals, people in times of crisis due to job loss, medical problems or personal disaster, and food shelves, programs and agencies in 14 counties in southeast MN

On prior approval by the Grants Steering Committee, the fund may reimburse the actual costs incurred by any organizations and/or individuals for services mentioned in Fund Objectives with proper documentation.

We will add more Organizations to the list as needs develop and donation funds become available.