Over 100 Oregon community partners have come together to form the Oregon Worker Relief Coalition to help immigrant Oregonians make ends meet. The Oregon Worker Relief Coalition administers two primary funds: the Worker Relief Fund and the Quarantine Fund. This page provides some reporting snapshots on the funds. To donate to the fund: WorkerRelief.org
On April 23, 2020, the Oregon Legislature allocated $10 million to start the Oregon Worker Relief Fund (OWRF). However, the estimated need in Oregon is over 12 times that amount. It is imperative that state and local governments invest sufficient resources into the Oregon Worker Relief Fund.
On June 05, 2020, the Oregon Legislature, through its Join Emergency Board, allocated an additional $10 million to provide aid to Oregon undocumented workers who lost wages because of COVID-19 and an additional $10 million to start the Oregon Worker Quarantine Fund to provide aid to Oregon agricultural workers who are practicing self-quarantine because of COVID-19 exposure.