Kenyans in America COVID Relief Fund is pleased to announce the status of the initiative, which includes the disbursement of the stimulus fund.
Over the past three weeks, fifteen applications have been received from Kenyans in America who have suffered enormous financial setbacks because of Coronavirus pandemic. Of the applications received so far, 8 have been contacted, 5 approved after a thorough background check. We have already sent funds to the 5 cases and more funds will be released in the coming days.
At the time of going to press, KACRF has received $7,568 of which $2,400 has funded 5 applications in Texas, Washington, Minnesota, New York, and South Carolina.
A few other applications received needed help with legal matters and our legal team has been in contact with them.
The initiative has a limited supply of N95 masks which will be availed to families with a sick person in their household. Applications can be made HERE
We are also pleased to announce a friend of our initiative, the African Chamber of Commerce in Seattle is distributing Non-Contact Thermometer for businesses in the state. You can apply HERE
KACRF has partnered with 254 Diaspora DJs, DJ Babu, and DJ Terry TheHippie to deliver a monumental 4-hrs charity entertainment drive this afternoon, Saturday, June 13th. DJ Babu will be live from 6pm-8pm ET and DJ Terry will take over at 8pm ET until 10pm ET. All proceeds from these shows will go to help Kenyans in America affected by Coronavirus through the KACRF initiative. Kenyans who have been laid off, furloughed, entrepreneurs who have lost business, or anyone affected in any other way may benefit from this fund.
KACRF has 13 joint coordinators including Jamhuri News, African Warrior Magazine, KWITU, Mwakilishi, Samrack Media, The Prudential Show, The Wakili Brief, WOYO & Global Diversity Consulting, and several professionals in different fields such as health and non-profit including Wairimu Kimani-CEO of Renton Devine Home Care LLC, 2016-2017 Face of Kenya Judy Nzeki, 254-Men Keeping It Real Co-Host Karanja Gijuju, and Infectious Disease Medical Doctor – Mueni Becker, MD.
KACRF wishes to thank everyone who has donated towards the initiative and those who have supported the cause one way or the other thus far. KACRF will not be accepting more applications after June 22, and applications received will all be processed by early July.