Charity for Health and Prosperity Inc. (CHP) a non-profit organization has started a hunger relief program during Covid-19 for Albuquerque, NM residents who are suffering without any government-aided assistance. Many in Albuquerque have lost their jobs and are trying their best to survive, however unable; this increases Covid-19 health risks. In January 2020, Albuquerque unemployment rate was at 4.45%. By April 2020, the unemployment rate hit a record high of 12.4%. In 4 months, that's a 7.95% increase and continues to rise. Approximately 37% of those who require assistance in Albuquerque due to Covid-19 are not receiving any aid, making it very difficult while still falling short on essential resources for these families. We, from CHP, are trying to help those who are not getting assistance and are suffering silently with staple foods. We have been providing boxes containing rice, beans, tortilla, flour, cooking oil, potatoes, and $50 in cash so they can buy any other necessities. Each package with these 7 items costs ~$70.00. We have been distributing these staple food items, in person, once a week.
To begin, we are using our resources but we are ALWAYS in need of YOUR HELP for sustenance! Our goal is to donate packages to at least 300 families. We'll continue every weekend until funds are depleted. If you’d like to get involved and help us monetarily, please donate here in this GoFundMe Campaign. Let's help each other to collectively get through this unprecedented time together. Feel free to contact me at email@example.com if you have any further questions.
Thanks for your kind generosity,
CHP Vice President
"Today's update marks New Mexico's second-highest daily new case count yet. COVID-19 continues to spread statewide. This is untenable. This virus is real. It is deadly. We cannot afford to become complacent. Your actions can make a difference. I beg you to take it seriously. It is not safe to gather in groups. Masks are required in public. Your mask protests others, others' masks protect you. We're all in this together--please do your part." --Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham, July 8, 2020
I'd like to be transparent and give weekly updates here if you're interested:
-Started with $2,000 of CHP's funds (of $22,000 needed).
July 12, 2020:
>Collected $60 through GoFundMe + $2000:
>Distributed to 5 families! Groceries (PICTURED ABOVE) consisted of 5lb unbleached flour, 8lb Pinto Beans, 5lb Long Grain Rice, 48oz Vegetable Oil, 2 10 pack tortillas, 10lb potatoes per box (from Target and Smiths)= $98.46 + $250 (cash for 5 boxes) =$348.46 total / 5 = $69.69 per family.
July 19, 2020:
>Collected $672 through GoFundMe, and 2 bags of potatoes and rice donated--($2,383.54):
>Distributed to 5 families! Groceries (per box) consisted of 5lb unbleached flour, 8lb Pinto Beans, 5lb Long Grain Rice, 48oz Vegetable Oil, 24 pack tortillas, 5lb potatoes, and banana bunches of 9 (from Sam's Club, Target, and Smiths)= $96.68 + $250 (cash for 5 boxes) =$348.68 total / 5 = $69.74 per family.
July 26, 2020:
>Collected $375 through GoFundMe, and 3 packages of rice donated --($2,409.86):
>Distributed to 5 families! Groceries (per box) consisted of 5lb unbleached flour, 8lb Pinto Beans, 5lb Long Grain Rice, 48oz Vegetable Oil, two 10 pack tortillas, 5lb potatoes, and a carton of dozen eggs (from Target and Smiths)= $89.65 + $250 (cash for 5 boxes) =$339.65 total / 5 = $67.93 per family.