46% of Floridians are Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed (ALICE). They are one paycheck away from financial ruin.
We are living during challenging times. But as we face the adversity around us, we have the power to do good. Right now, it is easy to feel isolated. But even though we are apart, we are UNITED and STRONG.
Giving Tuesday Now, a global day of giving, will be celebrated on May 5. If you are able, we are asking you to give back to your neighbors in need impacted by the economic consequences COVID-19 outbreak.
We are partnering with WFTV 9 Family Connection on a Central Florida Strong initiative to bring a little relief and hope to families in need. Your donation will support ALICE families who have fallen victim to the economic consequences of this crisis. These are our neighbors who have lost their wages and tips, families struggling to pay their bills, children who are missing school lunches, and individuals experiencing homelessness who have been suffering without vital services.
We know that people who are below the ALICE threshold are one emergency away from financial ruin. For many workers, COVID-19 is that emergency, and they are facing difficult choices. We also know when our community comes together, it can overcome any challenge. On May 5, donations cumulatively totaling up to $100,000 will be matched by Lockheed Martin Corporation. This is your chance to double your impact by donating on Giving Tuesday Now.