Support A Red Circle Helping Families in North County: Hardest Hit by COVID-19 May 19, 2020 Women’s Voices members came together to help our neighbors who are in immediate need during the COVID-19 pandemic. All funds raised were distributed to A Red Circle, a nonprofit organization that addresses racial injustice and inequality in North County. These zip codes have the largest number of coronavirus cases in the St. Louis area. The Women’s Voices’ Racial Justice Committee works in partnership with A Red Circle founder, Erica Williams. A Red Circle has switched gears from its regular programming to help meet immediate needs of North County families during this crisis. Food, stress relief, and educational support are just a few ways they are responding to community needs. For example, they have delivered groceries to homebound families in North County and through their partnership with St. Peter’s United Church of Christ in Ferguson, A Red Circle has supplied diapers and other hygiene support to families. Thanks to the 42 donors who contributed over $3,500 to our outreach benefiting A Red Circle. They are using the money to purchase groceries and other supplies for families in North County, the area hit hardest by COVID-19. In a recent Facebook post Erica said, “I have four families to shop for tomorrow and added 16 people to the list for my team to call this week.” “You all give us hope.” “I thank each and every one of you for caring about the Black community in North County. In a time where we are mourning the loss of Black lives due to guns and COVID-19, you all give us hope because Black lives matter.” Erica Williams, Executive Director, A Red Circle. If you would like to help, you can donate directly to A Red Circle or to STL Mutual Aid, a network coming together to deliver food and supplies, provide financial solidarity, offer emotional support, and connect people to their neighbors.