CCAEJ COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund


Donate today to support frontline families!

There’s no doubt we are all facing tough times due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Our best chance to get through this crisis is by working together gathering our resources and helping families in the Inland Empire who need it the most.

The Center for Community Action and Environmental Justice (CCAEJ) is organizing a COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund to make sure working class families and immigrants in our communities get what they need to stay home and stay healthy.

Inland Empire residents are exposed to some of the worst air pollution in the nation, which has led to increased respiratory conditions and cancer rates. As only 4 of 10 jobs pay a livable wage here, families find themselves living paycheck to paycheck and with no health safety net. With no strong health protections and weakened immune and lung capacity, families in environmental justice communities will be the most vulnerable to coronavirus. Our priority will be to provide resources to CCAEJ members severely impacted financially by COVID-19 and/or not eligible for government assistance due to their immigration status. Our communities cannot afford to wait for federal and state assistance. WE MUST ACT NOW!

CCAEJ’s COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund will distribute mutual aid directly to people in areas where we organize that are experiencing the greatest need. Through the leveraging of our resources and with collective care, we can step up to support our families.

Donate today to support frontline families!

San Bernardino County - West End Mutual Aid

Solidarity + Community Care = Mutual Aid

Copied from Facebook post: Christine Gatson-Michalak is an organizer of the Claremont Dialogue. 

Despite what all of those empty shelves at the market may suggest, there actually is enough for everybody. Read that again and say it out loud: 


Here's the catch... we have to share. We have to take care of one another. How are you doing that in your community?

If you are struggling to meet your basic needs, please fill out the form, and tell us what you need.

If your ability to meet your basic needs is not being impacted by this crisis and you have resources to share, please fill out the form, and tell us what you have to offer/share.

It is imperative to immediately address the needs of those currently impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Trying to prepare in the face of such uncertainty is challenging for everyone, AND those challenges are dire for the most vulnerable folks in our community. BIPOC folks, LGBTQI folks, disabled folks, chronically ill folks, unhoused folks, older folks, poor/working-class folks, and folks without access to healthcare are particularly vulnerable at this moment, and it is time to come together to make sure we are taking care of one another.

We encourage direct communication and sharing, AND admins are willing to act as a go-between if folks prefer a more anonymous request or offer. Email admins by clicking here.

Additionally, we invite you to contribute to our GoFundMe [] and share it widely in your networks. Not everyone has access to the internet or payment apps, so the money raised on GoFundMe will allow us to share resources with folks who can't access this direct sharing network (like unhoused and older folks).