Wednesday, April 22 at 5 p.m.
We are excited to share the news about a partnership with BET (Black Entertainment Television). Recent studies show that COVID-19 is having a disproportionately negative impact on African American communities in multiple ways. Death rates from COVID-19 are higher for African Americans; financial instability is being worsened by layoffs and closures in sectors like retail, hospitality, and healthcare, where African American workers are over-represented; and low-income African American students face a greater risk of learning loss and inadequate access to nutritious food with massive school closures.
United Way of Greater Los Angeles is among a select group of local United Ways that will benefit from the new COVID-19 Relief Fund created by Black Entertainment Television (BET) in partnership with United Way Worldwide to support African American communities impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
BET will host a broadcast special, Saving Our Selves: A BET COVID-19 Relief Effort, to raise money for the Fund, which will go to support community-based programs of local United Ways in Atlanta, Chicago, Detroit, Los Angeles, New Orleans and New York City – cities where the African American population has been disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 crisis.
Saving Our Selves: A BET COVID-19 Relief Effort will air on Wednesday, April 22 at 5 p.m. on BET and BET Her domestically, as well as their channels internationally bringing awareness to over 90 million homes. Saving Our Selves: A BET COVID-19 Relief Effort will be co-hosted by Grammy Award-Winning singer and actress Kelly Rowland, TV personality Terrence J, actress Regina Hall, and actor Anthony Anderson. Celebrity guest appearances and performances will include DJ Khaled, Charlie Wilson, Chance the Rapper, Kirk Franklin, Fantasia, Melvin Crispell III, and many more. The special will give up-to-date information and drive viewers to needed resources during this unprecedented time.
For more information, visit BET.com/donate. We hope you will tune in and share the word about this great effort. Once again, we thank you for being with us during these difficult times and supporting the work we are doing to help our communities!
Saturday May 30, 2020 @ Grand Park, Downtown Los Angeles
This heat is brutal. There are many ways we can show up for those experiencing homelessness, like offering water and being thoughtful to those seeking shade and cool places to stay. But we also need to show up to support real, long-term solutions. Participate in one of our events this week and next. We have multiple trainings happening throughout L.A. County, there is a screening of the film The Advocates, and a huge opportunity to speak up for your unhoused neighbors at the Candidate Forum we'll be hosting on August 1st.
Please click the link below to view our calendar of events!
Thank You! Stay tuned...