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One Organization’s Response to Assist Neighbors in Need


03 24 20

 

 

As COVID-19 spreads like wildfire in our communities, low-income families are struggling the most. The elderly are at risk. Self-employed workers see their businesses dry up. This trial is unlike any other of our time for many reasons, most of all, because it affects everyone.

From the beginning, ICNA RELIEF has been working urgently to provide food, hygiene items, and financial assistance to those right here in our backyards.
Our services include a transitional home for homeless women and children, refugee assistance, back to school giveaways, health screenings, family services, hunger prevention, and more.
Since most of our clients are hourly wage workers, the current health crisis has overwhelmed their economic status. They are running out of essential household items, including food, medication, hygiene & cleaning products. Without our collective efforts, they will go hungry and be more susceptible to illness.
We are kindly requesting immediate food assistance and sanitary products to help nourish and protect these vulnerable families.
Food box items needed:

  • Rice – 10 lb
  • Dry beans – 28 oz
  • Tomato Sauce – 28
  • Tea – 100 count box
  • Oil – 48 oz
  • Lentils – 4 lb
  • Sugar – 4 lb
  • Pasta – 4 lb
  • Flour – 5 lb
  • Dates – 2 lb
  • Vermicelli – 1 lb

Hygiene items needed:

  • Toilet Paper
  • Paper Towels
  • Disinfecting Cleaners
  • Disinfecting wipes
  • Laundry Detergent
  • Baby diapers/wipes
  • Shampoo/Conditioner
  • Bar soap
  • Toothpaste/Brushes

We also need volunteers to deliver food boxes, especially in the Rogers Park area. The address of our Rogers Park Resource Center and Food Pantry is 2809 W Devon Ave, Chicago, IL 60659 | 844-414-4862.
Since the health crisis hit the Chicagoland area, ICNA Relief served 147 families out of the Rogers Park Food Pantry; 119 families through the Glendale Heights Food Pantry; and 50 individuals were served a hot meal in Chicago’s south side through our mobile soup kitchen. Muslim Family Services assisted 34 unique clients; 46 clients received case management, consultation, mentoring, and household cleaning supplies. Finally, the transitional home houses four moms and their six kids. They are given cleaning and disinfecting supplies as well as groceries.
If the crisis extends over the next few weeks, we will certainly require more funds to fulfill our clients’ needs.
We are looking for others who’d like to share the responsibility of assisting our neighbors in need. Join us today!
Donate: www.icnarelief.org/corona
Volunteer: bit.ly/VolunteerTaskForce

Article Courtesy: Patch.com