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Published on June 6th, 2020 | by Jerry Doby


Dignity & Power NOW Launches Emergency Response Fund For Community Members

Dignity & Power Now, the grassroots organization that fights for the dignity and power of all incarcerated people, has announced the establishment of its Emergency Fund to aid in connecting community members to essential supplies during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The rapid response fund will be implemented in three phases to respond to the ongoing concerns of community members who are experiencing loss, hardship, and health concerns as a result of the coronavirus.

Emergency Fund Phases

First Phase: The first phase provides essential needs such as diapers, baby wipes, and formula to families with children. This phase includes size collection and drop-offs to residential addresses.

Second Phase: The second phase provides essential needs such as paper towels, toilet paper, face masks, and perishable items (while funding lasts.) phase includes drop-offs to residential addresses.

Third Phase: The third phase includes a survey for specific essential needs of community members (while funding lasts.)  DPN will gather all data and consider direct financial assistance to the families/individuals in the most need based on community needs assessment. This phase includes drop-offs to residential addresses.

To date, Dignity and Power Now has provided assistance to over 7,5000 community members across California, including Los Angeles, Sacramento, Inglewood, San Fernando and Bakersfield.

For more information, visit or to view testimonials from community members, visit:

For all essential item requests for residents living in California, members should send an email to [email protected] with name, phone number, email address, list of essential items, and home address.

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