NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — A local charity is providing financial aid to those who have fallen on hard times due to the pandemic.
Catholic Charities of Tennessee has been busy helping people pay their bills as many have lost their jobs due to COVID-19. Right now there are 800-1,000 pending applications. They’re trying to raise more funds to help more people.
“People have car repairs, they have childcare expenses, they have need for groceries and clothes, and all part of basic needs,” Judy Orr said.
According to Executive Director Orr, they’ve sent checks to hundreds of people. “It’s very hard for us to process this enormous avalanche of applications that have come in,” Orr said.
So far, they’ve mailed out nearly $300,000 in aid.
“We do require proof of loss of income and other things like your ID, as well as that you are Davidson County resident," Orr said.
Since the waiting list is growing, they’re asking the community for donations if they’re able to give right now so they can send money to people as soon as possible. You can help here.
“I would just ask that people be patient, and don’t give up hope because we are going through every single application,” Orr said.
Catholic Charities is able to to help through a partnership with the United Way’s COVID-19 response fund.
Here's how to apply for financial aid.
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