The coronavirus (COVID-19) has caused massive disruption to our communities.
The coronavirus (COVID-19) has caused massive disruption to our communities. The pandemic has resulted in a global crisis with the United States now being the country with the most COVID-19 cases following China and Italy. This crisis has caused millions of people to lose their jobs in the United States, and many of our minority owned small business entrepreneurs are being affected at a disproportionate rate and are suffering loss of income and facing the risk of imminent closure on their businesses.
In response, Raza Development Fund and its community partners with a generous contribution from Wells Fargo bank are launching the Covid-19 Hope Fund to provide support and relief to small businesses impacted by Covid-19. We know that small businesses are facing unprecedented uncertainty.
As always and particularly at this time of crisis, RDF is committed to serving low income communities and is stepping up its assistance to our Latino community at this time of much need. We are partnering with different organizations across the US with which we have long standing relationships to be able to act swiftly and create immediate relief.