Relief fund formed to assist restaurant, hospitality workers hit by coronavirus pandemic

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A relief fund set up by the Alabama Restaurant and Hospitality Association aims to assist those working in the industry who have been hit by the current coronavirus pandemic.

The Al Hospitality Workers Relief Fund was formed to provide “federal, state, and community resources for housing, transportation, mental health, medical, child care assistance support and more,” according to a page on the association’s website.

Those seeking support from the relief fund will have to meet the following qualifications:

  • A primary source of income from jobs in food and beverage
  • A resident of Alabama facing financial hardship with the past six months
  • Has worked with their employers for 90 days or longer
  • Has encountered an emergency that’s “unexpected, unforeseen, non-recurring crisis.”

The fund covers expenses in rent, mortgage, or transportation; utilities such as gas, water, electric and sewage; funeral expenses and travel for funerals; medical expenses or medical insurance. The fund does not cover insurance, loan payments, credit card and phone bills.

More information can be seen on the relief fund’s website at