March 16, 2021
Elevate Mason Immigrant Worker Relief Project: March 2021 Update!
Over a year ago, we began the work to support our county’s immigrant and refugee residents who are not eligible for multiple federal stimulus checks and unemployment benefits. Many of these folks work in our county’s most vital industries and in the era of COVID-19, it’s clear that they are some of our community’s most vulnerable people. In early 2021 we applied for and were awarded an impactful $75,000 grant from All-In Washington through the Seattle Foundation. We were able to accept and distribute these funds with the helpful sponsorship of Shelton’s own Community Lifeline. To date, our group has now supported 274 individuals and families, each of them receiving $300 cash cards to help cover basic needs. We have raised and shared over $80,000 directly into our community! Knowing that even these critical funds are not enough to meet the need, we are continuing our efforts of mutual community aid.