The state of Qatar continues to extend a helping hand to assist those that have been impacted by the Coronavirus within the United States. On April 24th, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti announced a large donation of five million dollars to assist those in Los Angeles most in need. The donation will assist over 1000 families with daily expenses in this unprecedented economic crisis
As cases of novel coronavirus continued to mount in Los Angeles, L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti outlined an expansion of the Angeleno Card program and other efforts underway to soften the blow of the pandemic for Angelenos. Garcetti thanked the government of Qatar for the “truly generous humanitarian gift to Angeleno families.” He said the gift had special meaning, as it coincided with the start of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan. More than 1,100 of the prepaid Angeleno Cards, loaded with up to $1,500 each, have been distributed just over the past two days, Garcetti said.
But while the program initially called for a total of 10,000 cards to be distributed, officials now plan to hand out 15,000 of them, according to the mayor, benefiting an estimated 45,000 people.