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We work with our sister church Primera Igelsia Presbyterina Hispana of Oakland (PIPH) in their English as a Second Language (ESL) immigrant ministry. Many of the students with whom we work, and who belong to the PIPH community are day laborers who are not paid if there is no work in construction, landscaping, house cleaning and/or childcare. Much of these jobs have been impacted by the COVID-19 Shelter in Place Rule. Those who have no work make no income. This is already leading to food shortages and a need for help.
The PIPH church has already given 25 ESL students & their families a $100 gift card for groceries. The church is also receiving food like beans, rice, cooking oil, eggs, etc. to pass out to families and they have a fund they started to help immigrants affected by the pandemic.
There are 3 ways to make a donation to immigrant families in need affected by the Pandemic and the “Shelter in Place” order, these are the options: (100% of the monies go to those in need)
1. Send a check or Money order to:
Primera Iglesia Presbiteriana Hispana
1941 High St. Oakland, Ca 94601
Memo: Help for Families-COVID-19
2. Make a donation using Venmo to:
3. Make a donation using Zelle application:
Irma Hernandez 510-282-7506
the participating Banks including: Wells Fargo, Chase, Bank of America, Bank of the West)
Monte is still trying to best learn how to make food donations to the church via the Deacons of PIPH. Stay tuned for info.