Safety Starts with Community: Housing and Care for People Bailed out of NYC Jails
Jails and prisons are the epicenter of COVID-19. Rikers Island has the highest rate of infection in the world. At this moment, we are our own protectors. No one will care for us better than ourselves. We won’t let our family, friends, and neighbors die on Rikers Island or any other cage!
COVID Bail Out NYC is a commitment to do a part in stopping this pandemic by bailing people out of Rikers. Please join us by contributing funds for housing and supportive care to individuals who have experienced the pandemic of being caged and COVID19. We need living spaces for people to quarantine, rest and start healing. After they are released, we must make sure we have enough resources to secure safe shelter to quarantine for 14 days and food.
The only way for this virus to stop spreading is for all of us to quarantine and keep safe distances from each other. This is only possible if people have places to go and food to eat.