COVID-19 Rapid Response
Workers are still being hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. Millions have lost their jobs and found themselves without a safety net - no savings or access to benefits. As the crisis continues, workers, especially gig and low-wage contract workers, continue to experience high unemployment, they’ve depleted personal resources, and government relief is still difficult to access.
When the pandemic first hit, we knew workers needed help, and they needed it fast. Back in 2019, we worked with Steady, a platform designed to help gig and low-wage contract workers, to explore the impact of emergency cash to workers. Thanks to that experiment, we knew Steady could help us get cash assistance to workers quickly, so we teamed up again to create The Workers Fund.
But the crisis is getting worse for many workers, and they need your help now more than ever. Please stand with workers by donating to The Workers Fund today. Even if you’ve already donated, please give again.
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