MENDOCINO Co., 10/10/20 — Whether it’s wildfires or the pandemic, the last several months have been difficult for many people in our community, and for those that need some extra help, North Coast Opportunities (NCO) is offering limited financial assistance, as well as other resources, on a first come, first serve basis. People can apply for immediate assistance directly through the organization’s website (see details below), or contact NCO by phone at (707) 621-8817.
Here’s the specifics about how to apply from NCO, which provides a wide variety of resources and programs for residents of Mendocino and Lake counties:
Ukiah, CA – In response to the challenges posed by Covid-19 and recent wildfires, combined with the culminating impacts of several years of federally declared wildfires, North Coast Opportunities (NCO) is offering financial aid and other types of support to affected community members in Mendocino County. Those interested may apply for support directly at www.ncoinc.org and click “Mendocino County Disaster Assistance” on the top left of the home page. The limited funds will be disbursed out on a first come, first served basis.
According to NCO Executive Director Patty Bruder, special funding is available immediately and should remain available through the end of the year.
“So many people have been hurt by this pandemic, hardworking people who have lost their jobs or had their hours cut through no fault of their own. I encourage people to call and leave a confidential message so we can help them. Because of the pandemic, we are working remotely, but we check the messages daily and return calls quickly,” Bruder said. The phone line for COVID assistance is (707) 621-8817. People can also visit the NCO website at www.ncoinc.org, and click on the COVID-19 Immediate Relief Now Available section.
NCO’s work with people affected by COVID is significant, but only the tip of the NCO iceberg. NCO’s programs include various Community Action projects; Head Start Child Development Program, Leadership Mendocino, Rural Communities Child Care, Redwood Caregivers Resource Center, AmeriCorps Seniors, and NCO Volunteer Network.