COVID-19 Solidarity Fund
Giving to the Solidarity Fund is a simple and caring way to partner with Friends living in distressed and vulnerable communities. FUM created the fund in March 2020 to respond to the economic crisis in Belize at the outbreak of the COVID pandemic. This fund has been used to distribute food to families in Belize and on Mount Elgon in Kenya; provide PPPs for the staff at Lugulu Hospital; pay for the hospitalizations, medications, and funeral services for those dealing with the pandemic; and purchase equipment for teachers at Ramallah Friends School and Friends Theological College who have been pressed to offer e-learning options for students during mandatory school closures.
Currently, Solidarity Funds are being used to support Friends of Cuba Yearly Meeting as they respond to community needs from spiking COVID cases, and as the medical and economic systems in the country are collapsing.
Friends are astonishingly generous during this challenging time, and we've seen God work miracles to reach those who are most vulnerable. Everywhere in the world right now, people are hurting and people are helping and Jesus is becoming Emmanuel all over again. Thank you for your generosity!
Mural at Belize Friends Center by Nancy McCormick and the team from Wilmington Yearly Meeting