Over the past year, our community has generously donated to Acompañar during the time of COVID-19. The pandemic has caused havoc on so many individuals and families during the last year and many have still not been able to recover from the devastating financial burden.
Among those impacted are our local immigrant workers who contribute so much to our economy. As many of you know, they received very little assistance from the federal government even though they pay into the system through taxes and social security. Acompañar has tried to be there for them, helping with cash and food. Optimistically, we had hoped that this population would have returned to their regular incomes by the end of the 2020 and no longer need our help. But, with the intermittent opening hours of our restaurants and motels plus the negative impact felt in our fishing industry, these community members continue to have suffer great difficulties.
Prior to the pandemic these families were very self-sufficient and held essential jobs in Lincoln County. It is our hope that incomes will return to pre-pandemic status in the next couple of months. But, for now, we are again asking for your donations to continue our efforts for just a little longer.
Acompañar is an all-volunteer group of community members and all donated funds go directly to the families.
Donations are greatly appreciated:
Checks payable to: Acompañar/YCPC (Yachats Community Presbyterian Church)
PO Box 755, Waldport, OR 97394
For more information contact Ginger at email@example.com
We appreciate very much those donors who have so generously supported our efforts during the last year.