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Comerica Donates Funds to Support Brotherhood Crusade COVID-19 Outreach
By Sentinel News Service
Published May 7, 2020

Oklahoma City Thunder basketball star Chris Paul poses with Brotherhood Crusade youth participants. Paul is a supporter of Brotherhood Crusade and has worked closed with the organization to assist youth outreach in Los Angeles. (Courtesy Photo)

In response to Brotherhood Crusade’s COVID-19 Community Rapid Response Fund designed to mobilize funds and provisions for the most under-served communities that are being adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, Comerica will donate funds to help Los Angeles community youth, young adults and families during this critical time. These funds will directly assist with basic living, academic and household needs and assist students while they are away from their schools and the Brotherhood Crusade YouthSource Center.

Larry Reed, senior vice president of Comerica’s External Affairs and Community Development said, “Brotherhood Crusade is serving on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic. Now, more than ever, they need our support to meet the critical needs of the South Los Angeles community. Comerica Bank is committed to serving our community partners, providing them with the vital resources to ensure we can all weather through the storm.”

Charisse Bremond Weaver, Brotherhood Crusade president and CEO said, “Thanks to partners like Comerica Bank, we will be able to continue our outreach to the neediest, most at-risk members of our community, especially the students lacking access to technology in their homes. Our goal is to mitigate barriers that prevent our youth from being an active participant in virtual learning. We are extremely grateful for Comerica Bank and the positive impact their support will have on our community and people we serve.”

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The COVID-19 pandemic is a global emergency that is unprecedented in modern history. The “Safer at Home” mandate issued by the city of Los Angeles was effective Thursday, March 19, 2020, at 11:59 p.m. and resulted in school closings and mandatory virtual learning via home schooling. The order will be in place through the end of the school year.

Even through these challenging and difficult times, Brotherhood Crusade continues to bring life changing programs and resources to families and individuals in need.

The Brotherhood Crusade COVID-19 Community Rapid Response Fund was developed to help our youth, young adults and families in this critical time to assist them with basic living, academic and household needs to assist our students while they are away from their schools and our YouthSource Center.

If you, your company, foundation or organization is looking to help via unrestricted emergency funds or in-kind donations, such as monetary support for families facing financial hardship, gift cards for food and other necessary items needed to survive through the crisis, please contact CEO & President Charisse Bremond Weaver at [email protected] Each week, Brotherhood Crusade will shine a light on partners making a difference in our community to survive this crisis.

Brotherhood Crusade requests that the community adhere to the precautions and information from our elected and health care officials during this national public health epidemic. In the meantime, we are here to serve.

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