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Dignity & Power Now

June 13, 2020 (San Diego) -- Dignity & Power Now, has announced the establishment of its Emergency Fund to aid in connecting community members to essential supplies during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The rapid response fund will be implemented in three phases to respond to the ongoing concerns of community members who are experiencing loss, hardship, and health concerns as a result of the coronavirus.

First Phase: The first phase provides essential needs such as diapers, baby wipes, and formula to families with children. This phase includes size collection and drop-offs to residential addresses.

Second Phase: The second phase provides essential needs such as paper towels, toilet paper, face masks, and perishable items (while funding lasts.) phase includes drop-offs to residential addresses.

Third Phase: The third phase includes a survey for specific essential needs of community members (while funding lasts.)  DPN will gather all data and consider direct financial assistance to the families/individuals in the most need based on community needs assessment. This phase includes drop-offs to residential addresses.

To date, Dignity and Power Now has provided assistance to over 7,5000 community members across California, including Los Angeles, Sacramento, Inglewood, San Fernando and Bakersfield.



Dignity and Power is a grassroots organization that fights for the dignity and power of all incarcerated people.

For more information, visit covidemergencyfund.org or to view testimonials from community members, visit: www.covidemergencyfund.org/testimonials

For all essential item requests for residents living in California, members should send an email to emergencyfund@dignityandpowernow.org with name, phone number, email address, list of essential items, and home address.

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