Last week, the Robin Hood Foundation allocated a $20,000 emergency grant to the Flushing Interfaith Council to support its COVID-19 community relief efforts.
The council includes the Flushing Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends, the Free Synagogue of Flushing, the Hindu Temple Society of North America, the Muslim Progressive Traditionalist Alliance, the Sikh Center of New York, and other organizations.
“Our members are already active in enhancing efforts to provide food in several local pantries,” said Nancy Bruno of Church on the Hill. “But this grant will enable us to coordinate food services with social services, counseling and direct emergency funds.”
Flushing has been hard by the novel coronavirus, especially deaths in senior centers and the financial losses for small businesses.
Community members who need assistance can submit their requests to firstname.lastname@example.org.