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Meridian Cares Assistance Update - May 19th Township Board Meeting  

During this unprecedented time of the COVID-19 crisis, many businesses and organizations are reducing staffing or closing in order to keep loved ones and neighbors safe. The Meridian Cares Team knows these changes will impact hundreds of Meridian Township residents who, under normal circumstances, struggle to make rent, pay utilities and buy essential care items every month.

According to data from the last U.S. Census and United Way, 34% of Meridian Township households, or about 13,600 residents, either live below the poverty level (15%) or regularly earn less than the basic cost of living (19%).  It is anticipated that these households will be impacted first and greatest by the economic effects of COVID-19. 

Under normal circumstances, with generous donations from the community, Meridian Cares helps approximately 60-70 households with financial assistance to pay for rent or utilities and refers hundreds more to other agencies. However, the current situation is not usual or normal, and the Meridian Cares Team knows even more people are going to find themselves needing assistance to make it through this unusual time. An unprecedented number of households in Meridian is expected to need help in the immediate future.

During a time of crisis, it is natural to come together and do what we can to alleviate the uncertainty and stress our loved ones and neighbors may be facing.  Although we cannot come together physically right now, we can help in other ways.  Your donation will help to keep a family in their home or keep electricity on, and give some relief to a family that needs it here in Meridian Township.

Please join the Meridian Cares Team and Township Leaders to make a difference by giving some certainty to families that need it. You can donate online at the link above, or you can send your donation to Meridian Cares by mail.

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                 Meridian Township

                 5151 Marsh Road

                 Okemos, MI 48864

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