AESES COVID-19 Assistance Fund to close November 12, 2021
At the outset of the pandemic, AESES quickly realized the negative financial impact layoffs and reduced hours were having on our members. This led us to implement our COVID-19 Assistance Fund, which has provided grocery assistance to hundreds of our members and their families over the past 17 months.
Unfortunately, this assistance isn’t available indefinitely and we’re now at a point where the few applicants we have left are applying to the fund based on the work situation of their family members versus their own work circumstances. Given this, AESES has made the difficult decision to wrap-up the COVID-19 Assistance Fund.
However, we wanted to ensure that we provide ample notice to those members who are still regularly applying to the fund. Therefore, we are informing you that the fund will close as of November 12, 2021 at 12:00 pm. We are timing the closure to coincide with the two week application window so that all AESES members will have had an equal opportunity to apply for support since the fund’s inception. Depending when you usually apply to the fund, the last dates to apply will be either November 5, 2021 or November 12, 2021.
We sincerely hope that this assistance fund has made a difference to you and your family.
Chair, AESES COVID-19 Assistance Fund