PLUS1 COVID-19 RELIEF FUND

In response to the devastating COVID-19 outbreak, PLUS1 has launched a PLUS1 COVID-19 Relief Fund to coordinate our efforts to support those in our community most at risk from the pandemic.

 

PLUS1 is working with leading non-profit organizations* and several local organizations around the country to provide immediate assistance to the following:

  • Musicians and music industry workers affected. Funds raised will go towards medical expenses, lodging, clothing, food and other vital living expenses to those impacted due to sickness or loss of work.

  • Those whose physical health, mental health, safety and wellbeing are most at risk to the impacts of the pandemic at home and globally.

 

* We're working hard with several partners on the front lines and will be adding new partnerships in the coming days and weeks to help as many as possible.

Keep up with the fund and other related resources on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

USA PARTNERS

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SWEET RELIEF

Sweet Relief has created a donor-directed fund to provide immediate assistance to musicians and music industry workers who have been affected by the Coronavirus. Their COVID-19 fund will support medical expenses, lodging, clothing, food and other vital living expenses for those who have been impacted by sickness or loss of work.

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MUSICARES

MusiCares provides a safety net of critical assistance for music people in times of need. With the impact the Coronavirus pandemic has made on our music community, MusiCares has established the COVID-19 Relief Fund to help our peers who have been affected by it.

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BACKLINE

Backline connects music industry professionals and their families with mental health and wellness resources–streamlining access to a network of trusted organizations and care providers that understand this line of work. Backline is a critical connector for touring professionals who often lack the resources they need to address mental health and wellness needs on the road, and it can be accessed from anywhere. It is Backline’s mission to support our community as we navigate the challenges associated with this lifestyle.

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CENTER FOR DISASTER PHILANTHROPY

Through their network of national and international partners, the Center for Disaster Philanthropy is working directly to respond to the pandemic among the most vulnerable populations in order to help build their partners’ capacity for response. Their support will be directed to supporting healthcare workers, quarantined and especially vulnerable individuals and hygiene promotion activities but they will respond to the needs of their partners as they change and evolve.

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WORLD CENTRAL KITCHEN

World Central Kitchen’s relief team has already been on the frontlines of this crisis delivering meals to quarantined cruise ship passengers in Japan and California. Now, their #ChefsForAmerica program is hard at work mapping feeding efforts that are serving communities across the US, working with partners to safely distribute fresh meals, and developing a network of Community Kitchens offering affordable and free meals to families in need of support.

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PARTNERS IN HEALTH

Impoverished countries with weaker health care systems are going to feel the effects of COVID-19 the hardest. Partners in Health is launching a comprehensive effort across its network of supported countries to contain and control of the virus’ spread, to ensure that patients are provided with dignified care, to support government response in each care delivery site while advocating for funding long-term health systems around the world, and to mobilize contact tracing systems with their network of community health workers.

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TRANS LIFELINE

In addition to the difficulties trans people already experience in accessing health care, and the discrimination faced within the medical system there are also a greater number of trans people living with compromised immune systems. Because of discrimination based on gender identity and expression, social and economic marginalization disproportionately affects trans people. Our COVID Relief Fund supports Trans Lifeline, a trans-led organization that, through a peer support hotline and microgrants program, connects trans people to the community, support, and resources they need.

CANADA PARTNERS

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UNISON BENEVOLENT FUND

Unison Benevolent Fund provides counselling and emergency relief services to the Canadian music community. COVID-19 has created precarious situations for many in the Canadian music community, Unison’s assistance is going to be a critical safety net for those who have been affected by the virus.

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PARTNERS IN HEALTH

Impoverished countries with weaker health care systems are going to feel the effects of COVID-19 the hardest. Partners in Health is launching a comprehensive effort across its network of supported countries to contain and control of the virus’ spread, to ensure that patients are provided with dignified care, to support government response in each care delivery site while advocating for funding long-term health systems around the world, and to mobilize contact tracing systems with their network of community health workers.

FOOD BANKS CANADA

Food Banks Canada works nationally to help Canadians living with food insecurity. In light of the COVID-19 virus, Food Banks Canada will is focused on providing immediate support to food banks as they respond to the crisis, as well as supporting them to change in innovating their operations to adhere to the social distancing guidelines set out by the Medical Officer of Health and World Health Organization so that they can continue to provide essential services to their clients.

WAR CHILD CANADA

War Child’s mission is to help children in war-affected communities overcome the brutal impact of war by providing access to education, opportunity and justice. As the COVID-19 pandemic develops, the potential impact for fragile communities already recovering from the shock of war and conflict is overwhelming. As schools close and families see economic activity suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic, War Child’s work safeguarding the interests of children will be key.

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