A NOTE FROM JENN
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Hey friends & family,
As a Go Fund Bean board member, I'm very proud of the work we've done since the organization's founding. GFB's mission is to support, uplift, and defend hourly coffee workers.
When Hurricane Ida hit Louisiana, we raised over $100,000 in financial relief grants to people who had missed paychecks or lost their jobs entirely. We don’t know when or where the next climate disaster will hit, but we do know that hourly employees will be the most vulnerable people in the face of it. This is why we're creating and fundraising for a Disaster Relief Fund.
Donations to this fund will help someone stay on their feet the next time a disaster occurs. Please consider donating today. Any amount helps whether it's $5 or $25.
When Hurricane Ida made landfall on August 30, 2021, it wreaked havoc across the south and the eastern seaboard. When GFB began raising money to give disaster relief grants to people impacted by Ida, we received over three hundred applications for financial relief. People spent weeks in hotels because of lost power and lost homes; people missed paychecks or lost their jobs entirely.
Go Fund Bean was able to raise $120,000 to help people impacted by Ida. But the process was slow. As I write this, people we want to give money to still haven't been able to receive it because of the long delays of bank holds and accounting departments.
Our goal is to hold money for disaster relief in reserve.
Maybe there will be another weather disaster tomorrow. Maybe it'll be in a year. Either way, all the funds raised during Giving Tuesday will be held in savings until people need it. This way, we are able to respond quickly when disaster strikes.
Help us support hourly coffee workers facing dire circumstances by donating now.
What We Learned from Hurricane Ida