People around the globe are mobilizing in inspiring ways each day to make a difference in their communities, supporting the organizations that matter to them, and cheering for essential workers. But in neighborhoods impacted by poverty, where the virus has disproportionately spread, there is little cheering to be heard. Marginalized communities in New York are in need of more support than ever, and people with disabilities are among them. It is our duty to advocate for the children, adults, and families we serve, and to fight for the people who need us most!
Essential workers are doing an incredible job each day to keep our city going. Front-line workers are moving mountains and along-side them are The Shield’s essential workers. Across the board, the population we serve has been significantly impacted by the coronavirus. The Shield's Educators, Clinicians, Social Workers, and Support Professionals have been heroic. They are finding innovative solutions, keeping our communities connected, providing mental health services, occupational, physical, and speech therapy services, and educating our preschool and school-age students. Employees at The Shield continue to adapt and collaborate, putting those we serve first and providing vital services to our communities.
There is so much more we have to offer New Yorkers, yet we are limited by our funding model. Your support today will enable The Shield to expand our relief efforts for these families and individuals. From mental health resources to educational supplies to food insecurity, there is no shortage of concrete needs to be met.
A gift in any amount will demonstrate your support and appreciation for our essential workers, who continue to give everything they’ve got to help New Yorkers through this crisis. Applaud them by making a donation today!