The Mayor’s Fund for Los Angeles announced Thursday that its COVID-19 relief effort received $66 million in 2020, allowing the nonprofit to provide emergency assistance to more than 200,000 Angelenos.
Through the 12,000 donations, the mayor’s fund:
— provided financial assistance to 126,728 Angelenos;
— supported 1,502 domestic violence survivors with shelter and services;
— provided child care for essential hospital employees during 18,833 employee shifts;
— delivered 685,514 meals to isolated seniors;
— extended internet access to 18,000 vulnerable students; and
— provided 265,000 masks and 4,000 COVID-19 prevention kits for struggling households.
“From the start of this pandemic, the Mayor’s Fund for Los Angeles has met its mission at every turn — lifting up our neighbors in greatest need, deploying innovative solutions to unprecedented challenges, and helping us save lives and livelihoods,” Mayor Eric Garcetti said. “As long as this public health crisis persists, the Mayor’s Fund will be a critical force in our response, fueled by the generosity of our residents, strengthened by our partnerships in the philanthropic, public, and private sectors, and driven by L.A. love.”
Mayor’s Fund for Los Angeles President and CEO Deidre Lind urged people to make donations to the fund at https:/mayorsfundla.org. so it can continue to provide aid to Angelenos throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
“The amount of help we provide depends on the support we receive from the people of Los Angeles and they continue to inspire us with their generosity,” she said.