More help is available for Virginia Beach residents and small business owners affected by COVID-19 through the Virginia Beach Pandemic Relief Partnership.
In late October, the Virginia Beach City Council approved $8 million in funding divided among four nonprofits: the United Way of South Hampton Roads, the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore, the Hampton Roads Workforce Council and LISC Hampton Roads.
The partnership created VBRelief.org for residents and small business owners to learn how they can receive assistance, apply for assistance and view resources to recover from the trials and tribulations created by the pandemic.
And the ongoing need is great.
More than 13,500 Virginia Beach are earning below the basic cost of living and struggling to make ends meet, according to a news release. As of October, more than 10,770 Virginia Beach residents were unemployed, not including workers who dropped out of the labor force, according to the Virginia Employment Commission. And according to Feeding America, the food insecurity rate for Virginia Beach is expected to be 13.7% in 2020. Read the full article here.