AUSTIN, Texas - The Austin Disaster Relief Network (ADRN) has begun distributing aid to those in the area who have been impacted by COVID-19 coronavirus.
According to ADRN, money from the relief fund is intended to help those who have been impacted by the coronavirus to help cover the costs associated with food, gas, and other essential items.
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“We are expecting to assist hundreds of families who’ve lost their jobs or seen a reduction in their income over the next couple of months as a result of the COVID-19 crisis,” Daniel Geraci, Executive Director of ADRN said. “While the funds they receive through the stimulus package may help them catch up on last month’s bills, we’re hoping to give them additional assistance for the month of April and May by providing for their groceries and gas.”
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Those looking for financial help through ADRN are required to complete an online form and provide the following documentation:
- A valid photo identification card, such as a driver’s license, Texas state ID, a passport or an official immigration card.
- A current utility or phone bill for address verification.
- A recent document (since March) providing proof of a reduction or loss of income due to COVID-19, such as documentation showing that unemployment has been filed for or an employer-issued termination/furlough letter.
So far, the ADRN has assisted 28 families/individuals in the area with money raised through the COVID-19 fund.
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