Comcast Washington has announced a USD 55,000 contribution to Asian Counseling and Referral Service (ACRS) in support of the non-profit organization´s COVID-19 response effort and digital literacy training needs in Western Washington, the company said.
The contribution is part of a series of activities and initiatives kicked off by Comcast earlier this month to educate the public about the impact of the pandemic, and honor Asian American & Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month.
Comcast recognizes that the COVID-19 pandemic has had a far-reaching impact on all communities. The impact of COVID-19 continues to be a deep concern, especially for limited English-speaking residents and immigrants and refugees in the greater Seattle area who may be unfamiliar with healthcare systems and further isolated by the digital divide.
To support the local community´s response to these incidents, Comcast is providing a USD 55,000 grant to ACRS to help reach thousands of immigrants, refugees and other underserved AAPI community members. The grant will support the organization´s operational relief and ongoing tech and digital literacy needs, including:
– Rapid response to clients in need of food, emergency financial assistance and rental assistance.
– Increased multilingual hotline services for emergency information and referral services to support community members needing health resources, access to safety net programs and services.
– Increased employment assistance, job counseling, unemployment navigation, and case management.
– Increased services through the Internet.
Comcast is deeply committed to Washington, where its 4,500+ employees serve more than 1.6 million residential and business customers throughout the state footprint. To learn more about Comcast in Washington, visit: https://washington.comcast.com/