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COVID-19 Relief Fund for Undocumented Workers in the Mid-South

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Helping undocumented workers in Memphis and across the Mid-South.

Many workers across the Mid-South are unemployed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Of these workers, many are undocumented immigrants. The Federal Government has allocated $2 trillion in a stimulus bill to aid businesses and unemployed workers. However, many immigrants are ineligible for this federal aid.

Based in Memphis, undocufund mid-south is a funding campaign to raise money for undocumented workers across the Mid-South. These workers need financial support to pay for their bills, groceries, and provide for their children. Through your donations, we can provide immigrant families in the Mid-South with the resources they need. Our network relies on local Memphis grassroots to promote the reaches of the fund. However, our success relies on your generosity.

Donate now to help local immigrant families at risk.
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Through Undocufund, undocumented workers and families across the Mid-South are given a network of support during the pandemic. Our success relies on your donations to cover the costs of bills, groceries, and medical necessities.

Undocumented workers are able to apply for grants, through our application process, to cover their needs. The number of families reached rely on your donations. Donate now to help reach the maximum amount of families across the Mid-South.

Your donations can help aid families in need, such as:
  • $50 for Wi-Fi
  • $150 for groceries
  • $300 for medical bills
Please click the donate button to support Undocufund! All donations are housed with First Congo Church Memphis to maintain transparency with community.  

Before you complete your donation, please make sure you include "Undocufund" in the "Description" box on the third page.
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Undocufund Mid-South is a local effort to create a relief fund for undocumented workers in the the Mid-South. Through public donations and grants, we provide funds for undocumented workers and their families. The current pandemic has left thousands of undocumented workers unemployed, and with little to no resources to turn to. These families do not receive stimulus checks or unemployment benefits.
Fund recipients will be provided financial assistance. Many undocumented families are currently unemployed due to the pandemic. The funds provided will go towards groceries, rent, medical bills, light and water, and funeral/burial expenses.


Undocumented immigrants cannot receive federal aid, this includes unemployment benefits or stimulus checks. While their children may be eligible for resources and assistance, they do not have the same privileges. This, along with fear of deportation and lack of English proficiency, serve as barriers in the financial security of undocumented immigrants. 
All funds/donations/grants for Undocufund Mid-South are housed by our fiscal sponsor, First Congregation Church in Memphis, Tennessee.
Undocufund Mid-South is based in Memphis, Tennessee and serves surrounding areas in West Tennessee, Eastern Arkansas, and Northern Mississippi.

These regions will receive priority consideration, however, applicants from other parts of Tennessee, Mississippi, and Arkansas will be assisted if our funds are enough.
Undocumented workers in the Mid-South (West Tennessee, Northern Mississippi, and Eastern Arkansas), who have been unemployed or are facing financial issues as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The thorough process can be found on our 'Apply' page. Applicants will fill out a simple form, detailing their circumstances. The Undocufund committee will then review the application and gauge the need based on the circumstances described. A follow-up phone call will be made to households to verify info and eligibility.

Please do not try to take advantage of our funding. If your application appears fraudulent or if you attempt to declare undocumented status, despite not qualifying for such label, your application for assistance will be denied.
As of now, funding assistance ranges from $300 - $1000, depending on household size and circumstances.
Minus administrative fees, all funds will go to undocumented families and workers,
After the application is verified and follow-up call is made, funds will be received in less than a week.
All donations will be made directly though the First Congregation Church Website: https://www.firstcongo.com/give

Before you complete your donation,  please make sure you include 'Undocufund" in the "Discription" box on the third page.
If you do not qualify for Undocufund's services or need additional resources, visit our 'Resources' page.
If you are able to donate, please do so. Even $10 goes a long way to help undocumented workers and their families. Also, make sure to share the fund with families and friends. We appreciate any help we can get!

Thank you.

How to Apply


THE SECOND ROUND OF FUNDING IS OPEN.

Undocumented workers living in Memphis and across Mid-South can apply to receive federal aid through our grant application. The individual will fill out questions regarding their family, employment status, and funds needed to cover their necessities. We ask that each household fill out only one application.

A committee of 6 people will review the application and rate their need on a scale of 1 to 3, lowest to highest, in a variety of categories. This allows us to identify the individuals and families who are in most need of immediate support. We will then contact the family and individual of their status of selection. Proof of bills and documentation for selected families are needed in order to verify need. For groceries, past receipts are recommended, although the amount of money allocated will also depend on family size. Upon verification, the money assessed to cover need will be directly deposited to the family.

This is done in a rolling process per open period. As we receive more donations, we will be able to help more families. We aim to first target families who are in most need of immediate support.

Apply at https://forms.gle/2zHSzeFWutrtMasj6

Resources


Resources for Memphis during COVID-19 (no matter your immigration status)SCS En EspañolVentana Comunitaria Memphis
Bienestar901Vecindarios 901
  • Please report any possible ICE activity within Memphis and Shelby County. 901-329-7979. We will investigate all reported activities and confirm cases of verified activity here. You're not alone.
  • https://www.facebook.com/Vecindarios901/
Church Health
  • Church Health offers FREE Coronavirus testing at our Crosstown Concourse location every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, 8 a.m. - 11 a.m. You do not have to be a patient to be tested. To schedule an appointment, call 901-272-0003. Bilingual staff are available.
  • All clinics are open: Medical, Family Medicine, Dental, Optometry, Physical Rehab, and Behavioral Health
  • https://churchhealth.org/es/clinica-medica/
Casa Luz
  • The mission of CasaLuz is to prevent and reduce domestic violence and related crimes in the Spanish-speaking community and to promote equal access to justice and other services. CasaLuz advocates, educates, improves quality of life and empowers the Hispanic community by providing legal advocacy and supportive services, sharing information about the cycle and dynamics of violence, helping victims to know and exercise their legal rights, and providing access and referrals to legal and social services in their native language (Spanish). CasaLuz takes a holistic approach in order to promote healing, well-being, and lives free of violence and fear within the Hispanic community.
  • Phone: (901) 500-8214
  • http://casaluzmemphis.org/

Community Legal Center
  • The Community Legal Center’s mission is to provide civil legal services to those with limited means and those at risk, including populations not served by other legal aid agencies.
  • https://clcmemphis.org/espanol/

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