The IRIS board and volunteers coordinate the purchase and transportation of needed items to families. IRIS is staffed entirely by unpaid volunteers.
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.