Underserved, low-income communities and communities of color continue to be hugely affected by COVID-19. The Healing Our Waters – Great Lakes Coalition is helping to ease the burden with a $25,000 grant, $5,000 of which will go to Toledo’s own Junction Coalition.
The funds will be used to motivate local environmental cleanup efforts and prevent water shut-offs, an all-too-common problem during this crisis.
“We know that the COVID-19 pandemic has been disproportionately impacting low-income communities and communities of color, particularly Black and indigenous communities,” said Healing Our Waters – Great Lakes Coalition Director Laura Rubin. “Several of our member organizations serve communities that struggle with access to clean water and water-based recreation, water affordability, and water equity issues. We hope that these grants can help them continue to do this important work.”
The Junction Coalition has long been a unified force in the fight for social, economic, and environmental justice for the Junction neighborhood, one of Toledo’s oldest. The $5,000 grant is a chance to continue the organization’s mission to revitalize the neighborhood and support its residents during these difficult times.
To learn more about the Junction Coalition’s history and its ongoing mission, visit their website.