Monthly Newsletter: May 2020

A message from Lilliane Ballesteros, LCF Executive Director:
Over the past two months, our communities have been impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. And as we continue to care for our families and support our workers, we know that there is still much to do. Latino Community Fund is committed to our mission, now more than ever, to investing in leaders and organizations across WA. 
In the past year, we have grown our team across the state - from King County to Yakima, Wenatchee to Tri-Cities. And we have made it a priority this year to ensure we continue to support families and businesses through this crisis and as we build a new structure beyond this crisis. We are providing direct support in the form of food vouchers for families to local Latino businesses in South King County and Mabton. Our teams are calling families to ensure we have a safe and accurate 2020 Census count. And we are starting our phone banking to make sure our community is heard at local elections in 2020. 
As Executive Director, I am honored to work alongside a team that works every day to ensure that our families are supported, that our communities count, and that our voices are heard! Thank you to everyone who has continued to support Latino Community Fund. I look forward to connecting with you and to continuing to build our team with you across WA State. 





The census provides critical data that lawmakers, business owners, teachers, and many others use to provide daily services, products, and support for you and your community. Every

year, billions of dollars in federal funding go to hospitals, fire departments, schools, roads, and other resources based on census data.

The results of the census also determine the number of seats each state will have in the U.S. House of Representatives, and they are used to draw congressional and state legislative districts.




Our community organizers are routinely connecting with our Central Washington Latinx community over the waves--answering questions and updating them on the latest resources available for them. 

Listen on LaPeraRadioTV Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9 AM and on Radio KDNA 91.9 FM every Friday at 5 PM!





May Day Caravan: Solidarity with Essential Farm Workers

Muchas gracias a toda nuestra gente quien salió a apoyar nuestro evento con su tiempo y sus donaciones. Igualmente gracias a Cristina Ortega, Giovanni Severino, y Silvia Leija por organizar y dirigir la caravana de hoy para reconocer a nuestra gente trabajadora como esencial hoy y siempre. #SomosEsenciales #VivaLosCampesinos

A big thank you to every volunteer and donor who supported this event today. Thank you to our wonderful organizers Cristina Ortega, Giovanni Severino, and Silvia Leija for organizing and leading the action to ensure our people are recognized as essential now, and always. #WeFeedYou #WeStandWithFarmworkers #AlwaysEssential

Read more about this event here:

Join us for GiveBIG this year on May 5th and 6th as we continue investing in our Latino community in WA. Funds will support families impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. Your gift will invest further to support families, invest in Latino businesses, and build our statewide power. Join us today to GiveBIG or invest directly to our COVID-19 Resiliency Fund at





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  • Silvia Leija
    published this page in News 2020-05-04 20:28:41 -0700
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