In Response to Coronavirus, National Domestic Workers Alliance Launches Care Fund to Raise $4 Million for Domestic Workers – Ms. Magazine

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The National Domestic Workers Alliance (NDWA) is launching the Coronavirus Care Fund: an emergency relief fund for domestic workers facing hardship as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

The goal of the fund is to raise $4 million to support 10,000 workers. People can donate here starting at 10:30 am ET on Monday, March 16th.

Nurachayatun Siti, a 35-year-old Indonesian domestic worker, prepares food in her employer’s kitchen in Singapore. Eight-two percent of domestic workers lack paid sick days, making them more likely to go to work sick or losing their financial stability if they don’t.  (UN Women / Creative Commons)

Domestic workers are on the frontlines of the coronavirus outbreak, caring for homes and families, including those most at risk to the virus.  Their job is to provide care for people in need.

Yet—like the 40 percent of Americans that can’t…

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