In response to Brotherhood Crusade’s COVID-19 Community Rapid Response Fund, The California Wellness Foundation donated a $20,000 grant to help Los Angeles community youth, young adults and families during this critical time. The funds are designed for the most under-served communities that are being adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
During this period when schools and the Brotherhood Crusade YouthSource Center are closed, these funds will directly assist with basic living, academic and household needs and assist students until it’s safe to reopen the Center.
“We’ve seen numerous examples across California about how COVID-19 is devastating communities of color,” said Alex Johnson, Cal Wellness program director. “Not only is the pandemic resulting in unacceptably large numbers of people infected and tragic loss of life, it’s also destroying minority-owned businesses and weakening nonprofits serving these communities. Brotherhood Crusade is critical to South LA’s fight against the pandemic, and Cal Wellness is proud to support their efforts.”
Charisse Bremond Weaver, Brotherhood Crusade President and CEO said, “We are grateful to The California Wellness Foundation for this grant, which will support our continued and ongoing outreach during this pandemic to the neediest, most at-risk members of our community. Their mission to protect and improve the health and wellness of the people of California by increasing access to health care, quality education, good jobs, healthy environments and safe neighborhoods is shining bright and igniting hope during these challenging times for the community and people we serve.”
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 was extended through July 2020.