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Vecinos awarded grant from Hispanic Federation

Recently, Vecinos, serving a large Hispanic/Latino community in the six western counties of North Carolina, was granted $25,000 by The Hispanic Federation. The grant will be used to assist low-income, uninsured Hispanic people in Western North Carolina who have been impacted by COVID-19. 

The Hispanic Federation is a premier Hispanic nonprofit that seeks to empower and advance the Hispanic community, support Hispanic families, and strengthen Hispanic institutions. They support the Hispanic communities by partnering with other nonprofits that serve these communities. Over $4.2 million has helped with a wide range of social services from food to healthcare, to cash and housing assistance. 

Vecinos is a bilingual, nonprofit, free clinic based in Cullowhee that serves the uninsured, low-income population in Western North Carolina with out-patient and mobile primary and mental health clinical and supportive services. Many patients are Hispanic and have been impacted by COVID-19, from health impact to job insecurity. To assist the community in need and to meet the goals of the grant, Vecinos’ outreach staff identifies individuals in need of food, helps with rent and utilities, and provides access to COVID testing and safety kits for the community.

For more information regarding Vecinos’ work in WNC, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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