Friends of Karen nonprofit seeks help following low donation rate

Posted: Updated:

Friends of Karen is pleading for donations to continue assisting families in need.

The nonprofit gives money to hundreds of families across the tri-state area to help with payment for lifesaving treatments, household bills and transportation.

Volunteers say donations are at an all-time low due to the coronavirus pandemic. The crisis has left several of the nonprofit's low-income recipients jobless and increased their need for help.

"It's heartbreaking to know when you're talking to these families that they don't only have to worry about will their child survive...that they're worried how they're going to feed their other children,” says Rhonda Ryan, of Friends of Karen.

Anyone interested in donating to the nonprofit can visit its website.

CORONAVIRUS TRACKER - Cases in the tri-state area

MORE: LIVE BLOG - Coronavirus updates from the tri-state area and beyond 

COMPLETE COVERAGE: Coronavirus stories from News 12 

GET INFORMATION: Coronavirus details from the CDC

CORONAVIRUS PREVENTION: What you can do to protect yourself

GET THE FACTS: What you need to know about coronavirus

BY THE NUMBERS: The latest statistics from the CDC

PHOTOS: The impact of coronavirus around the world

 

sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 20 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login or create an account to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."