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During the pandemic, UndocuFund has continued to support undocumented families deal with the impact of the Kincade, Wallbridge and Glass Fires and has also given direct aid to those grappling with COVID sickness, quarantining, and those who have been unable to work due to the economic shutdowns. For some, this is one of their only sources of relief.
We are working to care for and protect our community, providing assistance for those impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic which we have been assisting since we decided to re-activate Undocufund in March 2020.
Many of our undocumented community members work in temporary or low-wage jobs, without access to sick leave, unemployment or the ability to work remotely. Immigrants, many of them undocumented, do essential work that sustains us all. National relief plans have failed to include them in support efforts. Your support for UndocuFund will provide relief and support to undocumented families and individuals.
Please donate as generously as you can.
During the last 3 years you have contributed over $10 million and aided over 6,000 families to help with fire related losses and COVID-19. We are now calling on you again to help our undocumented family and neighbors face the barriers and challenges of both the pandemic and the LNU Fires in Northern California.
An estimated 38,500 undocumented immigrants live in Sonoma County. Unlike other victims, undocumented immigrants do not qualify for assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Even when they do qualify for services, many undocumented immigrants are unlikely to pursue those benefits due to fear of immigration enforcement, lack of familiarity with official institutions, and limited English proficiency. At every turn, our undocumented neighbors face barriers and challenges to recovering from disasters.
Read an analysis of our work:
Take a look at Diversifying Documentation with UndocuFund: An Examination of Post-Disaster Narratives by Susanna Pho. The research detailed in this document was conducted
as thesis research through the Graduate School of Design at Harvard