Frontline Response Fund

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FRONTLINE RESPONSE FUND

COVID-19

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Front & Centered’s

FRONTLINE RESPONSE FUND

COVID-19

Front and Centered, a coalition of over 75+ grassroots organizations based in and led by communities of color, has created a Frontline Response Fund to provide immediate and direct assistance to our grantees working to respond to acute environmental health challenges across Washington State such as COVID-19 and wildfires. Indigenous, poor, and communities of color experience the most severe impacts from these threats.

Working with our 75 + partner organizations (listed here) − each of which is deeply rooted in communities of color − the Frontline Response Fund  will support the member groups of Front and Centered, as they continue to serve at the frontlines, in their communities, which are all affected and experiencing multiple challenges right now.

Confusion and uncertainty are growing around Employment, Transportation, Utilities, Eldercare, Access to Food, Housing and Childcare. Just a modest amount of assistance can serve as a lifeline for the people within these communities, during this unprecedented humanitarian and global health crisis.  

Here’s how you can help:

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Your tax-deductible donation, combined with generous contributions from the philanthropic community, will make it possible to provide a lifeline of short-term support for hundreds of people in the wake of lay-offs, school closures, medical issues and other factors related to the coronavirus impact in these communities, throughout Washington State.

At Front and Centered (a 501c3 non-profit organization), we know that all of us are facing great challenges and uncertainties in the face of this crisis. We also know that this is when people come together and do what they can to help people who are most in need.

Thank you for considering a donation!

Front & Centered’s

FRONTLINE RESPONSE FUND

COVID-19

COVID19 – Frequently Asked Questions

  • Most food banks are delivering food. You can see a map of foodbanks here through Northwest Harvest.
  • Call 2-11 as a general resource for information and referrals. You can also review important information about their services and network on their website.
  • Community health and basic services are available in the Seattle-King County region. Checkout our Front and Centered member organization, Asian Counseling and Referral Services site for helpful information about what they are doing and other community resources.
  • The Washington State Department of Health reported 3,207 cases of novel coronavirus in the state, with 147 deaths, as of Thursday afternoon, March 26.
  • For more information about the virus, symptoms, and how you can practice health and safety, read important guidance from the Washington State Department of Health.
  • With schools closed throughout the state through April 24, the health department offers tips and suggestions to families dealing with childcare. They also have a webpage offering helpful information and resources, you can review here. Many licensed childcare facilities are still open to care for your children. Kids can play outside and are encouraged to do so close to home.
  • People 60 and older are at high risk of severe illness from COVID-19 and are not good candidates to provide childcare at this time. That includes grandparents.
  • We encourage community places of worship, especially those serving communities of color, to check on the elderly and vulnerable, but refrain from in-person services which put people at risk. Faith Action Network is a local resource which has more current information on interfaith services locally and nationally and general faith support. See their Facebook page here.
  • Special provisions have been made for unemployment, temporary lay-offs and sick leave and keeping those already on unemployment stabilized during the crisis. The WA State Unemployment website provides the up to the minute information.

Front & Centered’s

FRONTLINE RESPONSE FUND

COVID-19

Our Members

OneAmerica

21 Progress
Africatown
Alliance for a Just Society
Asia Pacific Cultural Center
Asian Counseling and Referral Service
Asian Pacific Island Coalition Yakima Valley Chapter
Asian Pacific Islander Americans for Civic Engagement
Asian Pacific Islander Coalition of Pierce County
Asian Pacific Islander Coalition Snohomish County Chapter
Asian Pacific Islander Coalition South Puget Sound Chapter
Asian Pacific Islander Coalition Spokane Chapter
Asian Pacific Islander Coalition King County Chapter
Asian Pacific Islander Coalition statewide organization
Casa Latina
Bayan USA PNW
Casa Latina
Central District Arts Forum
Centro Integral Educativo Latino de Olympia
Centro Latino Children’s Alliance
Coalition of Immigrants, Refugees, and Communities of Color

Colectiva Legal del Pueblo
Community Alliance for Global Justice
Community to Community
Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition / TAG
El Centro de la Raza
El Comité de Derechos Humanos de Forks
Entre Hermanos
Environmental Professionals of Color – Seattle
FEEST Seattle
Filipino American Political Action Group of Washington
Got Green
Hilltop Urban Gardens
InterIm CDA
Japanese American Citizens League Seattle
Khalsa Gurmat Center
Latino Community Fund
LELO
Loving Kindness Meditation Center – Tu Tam Temple
Mother Africa
Multicultural Self Sufficiency Movement
Na’ah Illahee Fund
NAACP – Seattle King County Chapter

NAACP – Tacoma Chapter
National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum- Seattle Chapter
Native Youth Leadership Alliance
Noble Foundation
Nonprofit Assistance Center
OneAmerica
Organization of Chinese Americans
Progreso: Latino Progress
Puget Sound Sage
Rajana Society
Refugee & Immigrant Services NW
Seattle Chinatown International District Preservation and Development Authority
Southwest WA LULAC Council 47013
Statewide Poverty Action Network
Tigrai Community
United Indians of All Tribes Foundation
Urban League, Tacoma
Washington CAN!
Washington State Budget & Policy Center
Women of Color Speak Out
Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience