our COVID Update
Let’s be frank, this year has been a roller coaster for people across our world, state, and valley. COVID-19 has had a serious impact on all of us. It would be turning a blind eye if we didn’t note that Latinx and other communities of color have taken the brunt of the deadly virus. Before the pandemic, many families were living paycheck-to-paycheck. Many Latinos have been and continue to be essential workers. Poverty, inequities, the jobs that they perform, as well as housing conditions have led this to be the perfect recipe for the virus to spread quickly. Many businesses hit hard economically due to the closures to help reduce the spread. Like many agencies, the NCHN had to face the realities of this year, and decided to postpone our annual gala to 2021. This has led to a financial strain, especially, as the gala serves as our only fundraising opportunity of the year. We do understand that our communities are in need now more than ever, which is why we decided to provide scholarships to 32 well-deserved high-achieving students this year.