The IRIS board and volunteers coordinate the purchase and transportation of needed items to families.
A woman in Mount Vernon’s husband was deported, leaving her as a single mom of three. IRIS gave her a gift card to buy food and shipped a warm comforter for her son who was cold at night. IRIS also referred her to a rental assistance program that paid for four months of rent.
A single mother in Everson has a daughter who needs a laptop for high school. IRIS bought the daughter a refurbished computer and gave the family a gift card to purchase winter clothing and food.
A family was left in the lurch when the mother left unexpectedly, leaving a father with health problems to care for the kids. An IRIS volunteer went shopping for food, household goods, and clothing for the whole family.
A woman’s daughter suffered an emergency that left her disabled and now needs full her time care. IRIS provided funding to buy needed household items and food.
A mom was living in a shelter and got sick with Covid-19. She then got her own low-income apartment the same month she was due to have a baby. IRIS supported her in getting baby supplies and household items for her new place.
IRIS will continue to support these families through the Fall and Winter as much as possible.
Families Impacted by the Coronavirus
IRIS has been busy responding to a surge of urgent cases resulting from the Coronavirus pandemic. IRIS has been providing rent subsidies, food, clothing and other basic items to families struggling with the direct health impacts of the virus, as well as the collateral economic consequences.
One of our current recipients is a single mother of three children who was recently discharged from the hospital after testing positive for Covid-19. IRIS delivered food and other basic items to her and her children.
Ongoing Support to a South American Family
IRIS continues to support a South American family who was previously homeless. IRIS initially helped the family to stabilize and transition into housing. Not long after getting on their feet, the entire family tested positive for Covid-19. IRIS has resumed rental assistance and food support for this family as they struggle to recover from the virus and consequential loss of employment.
Please donate to these families so that IRIS can support them to meet their basic needs. Any amount will make a difference.
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