City-led coalition to raise funds for economic relief amid COVID-19 outbreak
The city of Sacramento is leading a new fundraising effort to help small businesses, families, nonprofits and homeless individuals amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg and Councilman Jay Scheiner announced the new fundraising campaign Monday morning, alongside community groups that will administer parts of the relief effort. The coalition includes Sierra Health Foundation, United Way California Capital Region, the Central Labor Council, the Sacramento Metro Chamber of Commerce and Sacramento Area Congregations Together.
The "Donate 4 Sacramento" campaign will be soliciting donations from businesses and individuals to help those who have been economically hit by the coronavirus, and the shutdown of many of the businesses in the state and region.