COVID-19 Response and Resources

 

Muslim American Leadership Alliance stands in solidarity with everyone affected by the national public health emergency brought on by the COVID-19, also known as Coronavirus disease. The unforeseen and difficult circumstances of COVID-19 Pandemic has forced millions of people to make drastic and unfortunate changes to their daily lives. Times like these call for public unity and immense cooperation between public and civic engagement leaders. Muslim American Leadership Alliance remains vigilant and focused in our determination to act as a conduit for wellness and connection in our community.

 

We remain committed to our mission and pledge to be a bridge for services and a place for engagement between different communities. During this time, 100% of our focus focus is on connecting people to services provided, connecting volunteers to services needed, and be a helping hand to our healthcare community who has been hit the hardest. As always, we are committed to helping those who are most vulnerable, and those that aren’t well-connected.  

 

We invite you to use this space to connect virtually with your community, and be of any assistance that you can.  We also invite you to share your stories with us: How are you coping?  What are you doing in your own community?  Where are you finding comfort during these difficult times?

 

This section of our website will be updated regularly to share important information about public safety, news and events around COVID-19, updated precautionary procedures from CDC. Stay informed Official COVID-19 page from Center for Disease Control and Prevention for the most up to date and accurate information.

 

Like any international public health emergency, the COVID-19 pandemic reveals our reliance on efficient and available healthcare services. Our healthcare workers have been at the forefront of tackling the most challenging aspects of COVID-19. They have often been working extremely long hours, without proper protections, exposed to infections, and death. The shortages in personal protective equipment are nationwide, and effects of it on healthcare are drastic. 

 

Please DONATE generously as we continue to be in touch with suppliers & manufacturers of medical gowns, masks, and gloves shipments to our healthcare workers in need. 

 

Testing and Health Care availability: 

Please use the following web service from Health and Human Services to find the closest healthcare facility near use to get tested and receive important personal care. 

 

Find a Health Center

 

Assistance & Services: 

Please use the following links to get connected with any necessary assistance and services nationally and in your local areas. 

 

National Response Center

New York City 

Chicago 

Washington D.C 

Free Meals for First Responders by Uber Eats

Stay connected with your MALA community by attending one of our up-coming Webinars!

Wednesday, April 22nd: FUNDAMENTAL Screening and Panel Discussion:  join MALA and American Pakistan Foundation for a screening of FUNDAMENTAL and a panel discussion about gender, empowerment, and community.

Wednesday, May 13th: Daily Dose Interview with Ephraim Salaam: join MALA and Crescent Sports Media for a uniques discussion with NFL legend Ephraim Salaam.  

Thursday, May 14th: Building Peace and Breaking Stigma: Join MALA for a panel focusing on Ramadan perspectives from refugee communities during COVID-19.

Friday, May 15th: A Conversation with U.S. Congresswoman Grace Meng: Join MALA and U.S. Congresswoman Grace Meng (Rep. NY) for an intimate discussion about identity, success, perseverance, and her journey to become the first Asian American congressional representative in New York.

 

Emergency Assistance for Small Business Owners and Freelance Workers!

 

In an effort to support members of our community who are suffering due to the impact of COVID-19 on small businesses and Freelancers, MALA is opening up an Emergency Assistance Fund to provide micro-loans to those affected. 

Click here to learn more about the program and apply today!



*Please check this page regularly for updates and new information!*

 

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