Coronavirus y la ayuda financiera del Centro Comunal

AYUDA FINANCIERA: El Centro acaba de recibir fondos de United Way of Monroe County. Esa organización recibió muchas donaciones para ayudar a la comunidad durante la pandemia y ha otorgado esos fondos a distintas organizaciones comunitarias.
Para pedir ayuda financiera del Centro Comunal póngase en contacto con Juanita al 812-272-9184 o elcentrocomunal@gmail.com o con Josefa al 812-360-9924 o lucej@bloomington.in.gov.

Hay que tener detalles acerca de cada bill o factura que necesita pagar. Por ejemplo, si es de Duke Energy (la luz) hay que tener el nombre del residente que tiene la cuenta, la dirección y el número de la cuenta (o mandarle una foto del bill o factura a Juanita o a Josefa en un texto). Si se necesita pagar la renta o la hipoteca, hay que tener los detalles acerca del nombre del inquilino o dueño y su dirección, el nombre de la compañía, el número de la cuenta y la información de contacto de la compañía. Con esta información El Centro puede pagar lo que se debe directamente a la compañía.

Cada individuo o cada familia que solicite esta ayuda financiera puede recibirla una vez al mes por un máximo de 3 meses solamente (o menos si se acaban los fondos antes).

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: El Centro has just received funds from United Way of Monroe County. This organization received a lot of donations to help the community during the pandemic and it has distributed these funds to different community organizations.

To ask for financial assistance from El Centro Comunal, please contact Juanita at 812-272-9184 or elcentrocomunal@gmail.com, or Josefa at 812-360-9924 or lucej@bloomington.in.gov.

You need to have details about each bill that you need to pay. For example, if it is for Duke Energy (electricity) you need to have the name of the person on the account, the address, and the account number (or send a photo of the bill to Juanita or Josefa in a text). If you need help with your rental or mortgage payment, you need to have the details about the name of the renter or owner and the address, the name of the rental company, the account number, and the contact information for the company. With this information El Centro will be able to pay the company directly.

Each individual or each family who asks for this financial assistance can receive it once a month for a total of 3 months (or less if the funds run out earlier).

303 E. Kirkwood Ave. (Rm.206)
Bloomington, IN 47408
812-355-7513

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Ivy Tech to Host Free Talk on Immigration

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El Centro Comunal Latino invita al público a nuestra Reunión Anual y la inauguración oficial de nuestra nueva oficina!

El lunes, 20 de enero, 2020 ~Día de Martin Luther King~ de 2:00 a 4:00 de la tarde en la Oficina 206 de la Biblioteca Pública del Condado de Monroe
(en el segundo piso al fondo del pasillo a la derecha de la fuente, en el Indiana Room)

HABRÁ: ~COMIDA ~INFORMACIÓN ~PREMIOS
~JUEGOS PARA NIÑOS ~CONOCIDOS Y AMIGOS ~¡Y MÁS!

Para más información: Llame al (812) 355-7513 o mande un correo electrónico a elcentrocomunal@gmail.com

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Along with folk hero and labor leader Cesar Chavez, Huerta co-founded what is now the United Farm Workers and was the main negotiator in the employees’ improved contract drafted after a strike in 1975. She is known for her famous saying, “Sí se puede,” translated as “Yes we can!”

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