National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Helpline:
COVID related updates at Asheville Transit: https://www.ashevillenc.gov/department/transit
Relief for service industry workers:
The One Buncombe Fund is accepting applications again
Asheville Strong: a “gathering place” for local businesses to offer gift cards.
Leave No Worker Behind (emergency unemployment benefits) Send a letter to the state legislature to improve unemployment benefits immediately. Visit the NC AFL-CIO’s action alert to send a letter to legislators here
NC Justice Center: Tell Senator Tillis and Burr to act on unemployment benefits TODAY
Paid Sick Days: Call on Senator Burr and Tillis to keep the paid sick days response to covid-19 intact. Learn more and sign the petition here.
Paid Sick Days, childcare, healthcare: You can also call Burr or Tillis directly to ask them to prioritize child care, paid leave, and health care for those in harm’s way. Thanks to Children First/CIS of Buncombe County for this action alert (which includes phone numbers). Click here to take action.
Rentsdue.org (housing) – makes contacting the legislature easy to ask for financial support for folks to pay rent.