Acompañar fundraiser update…
I want to thank all of the generous donors who have helped us to provide services to our Guatemalan community for the last 2 1/2 months. We often hear that our families feel so much appreciation for support they have been receiving from you.
As you have heard the COVID-19 virus has had a devastating impact on our Guatemalan community, many of whom work at Pacific Seafood and local restaurants in Newport. Before the outbreak at Pacific Seafood some of the families we were assisting volunteered that because they were back at work, they no longer needed help.Then, after three weeks at work, they were laid off for a second time and many left testing positive for the virus. Now families are quarantined and it is necessary for us to deliver food and cash to their homes instead of their coming to us.
Because this outbreak is impacting so many people in Lincoln County our numbers keep growing. We are now serving over 70 families and we hope to maintain our efforts to help these families for, at the least, another four to six weeks. And once our families are re-employed they still will face the challenge of paying deferred rent in addition to their regular monthly bills.
These are desperate times! Acompañar hopes to continue our efforts to provide some cash and bags of food every other week. Food Share Lincoln County has been generously providing some food to help our efforts, too. But, in order to continue we need your support for these families who do not receive unemployment or stimulus checks.
Because Acompañar is focusing on the Guatemalan community due to our existing relationship and the tremendous need, we cannot forget that other immigrants and community members need help to get through this crisis. There is need everywhere. So please consider supporting our efforts and others as well.
Here is how you can help Acompañar…
Yachats Community Presbyterian Church has agreed to be our fiscal agent and we can now use their non-profit status for tax-deductible donations.
Make checks payable to YCPC (Yachats Community Presbyterian Church) with “Acompañar donation” in the memo line.
Mail to: Acompañar at PO Box 755, Waldport, OR. 97394
Send a donation directly to Yachats Community Presbyterian Church donate link and designate “Acompañar Migrant Relief “ at https://www.yachatspresbyterian.org/donate/
Purchase a gift certificate for Grocery Outlet at https://www.google.com/search?q=grocery+outlet+near+me&oq=grocery+outlet&aqs=chrome.2.69i59j0l6j5.6948j0j7&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8 and have it sent to Acompañar PO Box address above.
If you have any questions you can email Ginger at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you so much for any help you can provide.