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Stone Foundation Joins Forces to Assist Lower-Income Persons Affected by COVID-19

Stone Foundation Joins Forces to Assist Lower-Income Persons Affected by COVID-19

Saturday, April 4, 2020

The Stone Foundation of New Jersey, HABcore, Parker Family Health Center, Lunch Break and Interfaith Neighbors are combining resources to provide emergency funds to those facing financial hardship due to the COVID-19 crisis.

The Stone Foundation of New Jersey and these four non-profits provide unique and critical assistance to the disadvantaged in Monmouth County; housing, healthcare, alleviating hunger and building self-sufficiency of county residents.

HABcore's Steve Heisman, Executive Director said, “We're seeing a steady stream of applications for a wide range of needs; rent, groceries, utilities. Collaboration between the agencies is important because of the different needs and different populations being served, so communication is important.”

With virtually all businesses being shut down, lower-income families and their neighborhoods are among the hardest hit by the disease.

These workers are typically employed in service industry jobs – warehouses, food and agriculture, transportation, hotel, sanitation, shipping and delivery, and have been exempted from most stay-at-home orders.

These are the unseen men and women that keep our grocery stores, pharmacies and (take-out) restaurants stocked and operating.