The Surrey Community Relief Fund is focused on supporting non-profit organizations that are responding directly to the pandemic by offering supports to the most vulnerable populations in our community. These vulnerable populations may include the homeless, new immigrants and refugees, seniors, people with disabilities, mental health, physical health, and others who may be negatively impacted by the COVID 19 pandemic.
Organized by SurreyCares Community Foundation, the Surrey Now-Leader, Surrey Board of Trade and The Saheli Foundation the goal is to raise $500,000 by April 10th. All the money is to be put to use in Surrey.
The first $500,000 will be shared amongst the following organizations:
- Surrey/NorthDelta Meals on Wheels which provides home delivery of freshly prepared meals, mostly supporting the elderly
- Cloverdale Community Kitchen which recently launched a food delivery program for seniors in the Cloverdale area
- Surrey Food Bank which provides food to families living in Surrey and North Delta
- Fraser Regional Aboriginal Friendship Centre supporting All Nations Youth Safe House (ANYSH) in Surrey which provides food and shelter to aboriginal youth
This is a difficult time for everyone and we know those who are already marginalized in our community will be disproportionately impacted. We want every citizen in Surrey and the organizations doing crucial work on the ground to know that we’re here to support them. The Surrey Community Relief Fund is a way for individuals, philanthropists and businesses to contribute and support those organizations so that they can continue to do their work.
After we reach and distribute the initial $500,000, we will continue to fundraise. This effort will continue for as long as there is a need. Our goal is to support as many of the groups providing front-line help as possible. As more money comes in, we will distribute it to more organizations.
Surrey is our community. We know we have many compassionate, caring and giving individuals, organizations and businesses. If you can afford to donate, please do so here. Help us give hope as quickly as we can.
Those who wish to donate to the fund can do so, by clicking HERE
This article was written by SurreyCares Community Foundation.