The Sickle Cell Disease Association of America has launched a COVID-19 Emergency Fund Campaign to rapidly raise funds and deploy critical resources to nonprofits that serve sickle cell patients and their families through sicklecelldisease.org with the goal of raising $100,000 in the next 10 days.
We’re facing an unparalleled challenge and it requires all of us working together to support those most impacted in our communities” said Beverley Francis-Gibson, President of the Sickle Cell Disease Association of America.
We are working together to assess where assistance may be needed, accept donations and provide funding to the member organizations of SCDAA nonprofits on the frontline of support, focusing on assisting with food security, housing, childcare and healthcare. “Through this fund, we are coordinating with supporters, peers in philanthropy, industry and business to respond to the urgent health and economic needs sickle cell disease patients. I have no doubt that we will reach our initial goal of raising $100,000 in 10 days in record time.
Those looking to help can donate to the COVID-19 Emergency Fund to raise emergency funds to support nonprofits that are assisting community members affected by COVID-19.
The opportunity for nonprofits to apply for funding will be available at sicklecelldisease.org when the $100,000 goal is reached.
“Nonprofits that meet the basic needs of sickle cell patients are eligible for operating support including those that provide child care, food, housing, health care and mental health services, as well as those that support our local health care system and frontline health care workers.
This unprecedented public health crisis is rapidly evolving and SCDAA will be monitoring the situation and adjusting efforts as necessary.