December 2020 Share the Plate – weR1 Rhode Island Fund

 The weR1 Rhode Island Fund

The weR1 Rhode Island Fund is a collaborative effort between government, community, and philanthropic organizations to raise $3 million to provide no-fee debit cards to Rhode Islanders, especially for undocumented and immigrants with urgent need due to sickness, job loss or reduction in work hours and who are excluded from many federal programs.

Many immigrants in Rhode Island have lost their incomes due to the pandemic, and at the same time are excluded from our social safety net. This initiative is crucial to the well-being of so many of our neighbors in these difficult times, The Fund is designed to help close this aid gap. The impact of this pandemic has been extraordinary, especially for our undocumented neighbors.

Donations to the weR1 Rhode Island Fund can be made at http://bit.ly/give-wer1 or by texting weR1 to 27126. For more information about the fund, visit www.diiri.org (Dorcas Place) or call 401-784-8600. Language services are available. Rhode Island Foundation will also accept large contributions to the fund at www.rifoundation.org or by calling 401-274-4564.