Announcing the Pomona Compassion Fund
I am pleased to announce that with help from the Pomona Community Foundation, the COVID-19 Action Committee, and members of the City Council, we have established the Pomona Compassion Fund to help Pomona residents who are struggling to get through the COVID-19 crisis. The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted residents of the City of Pomona in profound ways. The “Safer at Home,” order issued by the LA County Public Health Department is necessary to help prevent the spread of the virus, but workers, businesses, children and families in the City are hurting.
While many are able to follow the Safer at Home order by working from home, eating at home, and connecting virtually, too many Pomona residents are struggling to put food on their table and are at-risk of losing their housing amid the economic crisis triggered by the pandemic. A myriad of food and aid programs have helped many families, but as the need increases each week, we must do more.
Funds raised through the Pomona Compassion Fund will be distributed to families and individuals in greatest immediate need. Eligibility requirements will include: residency in the City of Pomona, household income prior to the COVID-19, and demonstrated impact of economic hardship due to COVID-19. On Monday, May 4, 2020, the Council and I voted to designate much needed funds towards COVID-19 relief. The Pomona Compassion Fund is a supplemental fund which aims to fill the gaps. Residents are expected to be able to apply through the City within 7-10 days after the Council’s decision.
Donations are being accepted by the Pomona Community Foundation (PCF) in partnership with the California Community Foundation. You can donate online at PCF and specify “Pomona Compassion Fund” as the purpose of your gift.
To donate via personal check, please make check payable to “Pomona Community Foundation.” In the memo line, please write “Pomona Compassion Fund.”
Checks can be mailed to the following address:
Pomona Community Foundation
101 W. Mission Blvd, Ste #110–400, Pomona, CA 91766
We are calling on everyone who is invested in the health and well-being of the residents of Pomona to make a contribution to this fund. Every donation counts and no gift is too small.
Please join me in supporting the Pomona Compassion Fund and show the true spirit of our great City.
For more information regarding donations, please contact [email protected]