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The Angel Relief Fund

The Colorado Restaurant Foundation wants to express our concern for the situation faced by so many in our restaurant and hospitality community due to the Covid-19 pandemic. We are working to support you, your restaurant, and hospitality workers with financial assistance and access to a hub of support services that provide Federal, State, and Community resources for housing, transportation, mental health, medical, child care assistance support and more. 

Angel Relief Fund Hardship Grants

We also understand that we are a safety net for those workers who are employed and who are experiencing general hardship, and we will continue to provide financial assistance to those in crisis due to an unexpected illness or injury. 

ELIGIBILITY
     Available for any Colorado hospitality worker who: 

• has a primary source of income rooted in food and beverage 
• lives in the state of Colorado and is facing an unanticipated hardship (within the past 6 months) 
• has worked at current employer 90 days + (considerations may be given from previous employer) 
• encounters an emergency that’s unexpected, unforeseen, non-recurring crisis 

TYPES OF ELIGIBLE HARDSHIPS
     Unanticipated hardship that fits into one of the following categories: 

• Injury: slip, fall, crash and work or home 
• Illness: sickness causing a worker to miss work 
• Death: of an immediate family member imposing a financial burden on the worker 
• Disaster: flood, fire, storm damage disruption a worker’s job

Access the General Hardship application here.

Independent Restaurant Workers Relief Fund, established by the Kemper family foundations

Thanks to all who helped us help our industry workers! This fund has been exhausted, with over $1.8 million dispersed to over 3,500 hospitality workers. A special THANK YOU to the Kemper family foundations, who have so generously funded us in this effort to help our restaurant community!

Please access above Hardship Grants where applicable.

For Mental Health Care Solutions, go here.



Additional Resources:

We understand how important it is to employers, like yourself, to care for your staff, and we are continuing to evaluate our funds, explore government assistance availability, and determine additional ways in which we can help many more restaurant and hospitality workers during these uncertain times. We are working on a COVID-19 specific application and resource sheet and will provide an update when it becomes available. Please visit the Coronavirus Info & Resources page and/or the COVID-19 Reopening Resources page for updates on the state of the restaurant industry in CO.



For those experiencing lost wages, we recommend applying for:
Unemployment: https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/cdle/start-a-claim
Disability: https://www.ssa.gov/coronavirus/
Emergency Mandatory paid Sick Leave: https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/cdle/information-and-resourcescoronavirus
FAQs about Emergency Mandatory paid sick leave: https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/cdle/colorado-healthemergency-leave-pay-%E2%80%9Ccolorado-help%E2%80%9D-rules

We are working tirelessly to address an influx of requests for financial assistance and it is our goal to support as many in our restaurant and hospitality community as possible. Please support your local restaurants by dining in, ordering take-out or delivery and buying gift cards. For a list of restaurants that are open, click here.

Donate

Your donation to the Angel Relief Fund goes to industry workers who are suffering and in need due to business closures and restrictions caused by the COVID-19 crisis. Any amount you can donate, no matter how small, will help. Make a donation here.


Stay safe and healthy.

Sincerely,

Mary Mino
President
Colorado Restaurant Foundation
Contact Mary: mmino@corestaurant.org

Do you know of someone needing help?

ELIGIBILITY
     Available for any Colorado hospitality worker who:
• has a primary source of income rooted in food and beverage
• lives in the state of Colorado and is facing an unanticipated hardship (within the past 6 months)
• has worked at current employer 90 days or longer (considerations may be given from previous employer)
• encounters an emergency that’s unexpected, unforeseen, non-recurring crisis

TYPES OF ELIGIBLE HARDSHIPS
     Unanticipated hardship that fits into one of the following categories:
• Injury: slip, fall, crash and work or home
• Illness: sickness causing a worker to miss work
• Death: of an immediate family member imposing a financial burden on the worker
• Disaster: flood, fire, storm damage disruption a worker’s job

Access the General Hardship application here.

If you have questions about the Angel Relief Fund, contact 
Mary Mino, (303) 830-2972 Ext. 127


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