“Through the kindness and generosity of the San José community, our fund was been able to get to a point where we were able to provide East San José small businesses and nonprofits with financial support,” said Rolando A. Bonilla. “In only a month, our community has generously come together to help our small businesses and nonprofits in their fight to survive. This effort is a reflection of the determination and resiliency of our community.”
Rolando A. Bonilla Launches East San José COVID Relief Fund
With businesses struggling as a result of COVID-19, and East San José residents being infected at a disproportionate rate to the rest of Santa Clara County, the Fund was intended to be a community vehicle for community members to support local businesses and nonprofits.
“In order for East San Jose to overcome this pandemic, we need to focus on its economic vibrancy,” said Rolando A. Bonilla. “If we do not step up and support our businesses and nonprofits during this moment of crisis, we risk losing the economic engine of our community. We cannot let that happen.”
Through Rolando's contributions and a partnership with East San José nonprofit, Business Circle LatinX, The East San Jose COVID Relief Fund was able to provide grants ranging from $3,500-$5,000 providing approximately $100,000 in community assistance.
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