Amalgamated Foundation Launches the Frontline Workers Fund in Response to COVID-19
For almost a century, Amalgamated Bank has supported workers through difficult periods of history. The COVID-19 crisis is no different and is a moment for us to deepen our commitment to the workers who are saving lives and keeping us all safe.
That’s why Amalgamated Bank and Amalgamated Foundation are proud to launch the Frontline Workers Fund. The Fund is specifically designed to provide financial support to those critical workers at the frontline of the COVID-19 crisis. Nurses, health care workers, grocery workers, cleaning service workers, food service workers, laundry workers in hospitals and retail workers, amongst others are being asked to come forward to serve their country and we are proud to stand in support of their needs.
Resources will go to support:
- Charitable Funds initiated by labor unions to provide health benefits and childcare for workers who have lost their jobs
- National and local organizations providing personal protective equipment (PPE) to nurses and frontline workers
- Domestic workers who are forced into quarantine or need extended paid leave
- Access to testing for nurses and frontline workers