The RI Hospitality Association (RIHA) and RI Hospitality Education Foundation (RIHEF) announced yesterday that it has established the RI Hospitality Employee Relief Fund to benefit statewide foodservice, lodging and tourism employees who have been laid off due to the COVID-19 situation.
Rhode Island-based hospitality workers who have recently been laid off due to business closures and statewide restrictions imposed as part of the response to the coronavirus pandemic are eligible to receive up to $250.00 in financial assistance to help alleviate the burden of basic financial needs such as food, shelter, utilities, insurance and more.
“In these uncertain times, it’s critically important to work as a community,” said Heather Singleton, Chief Operating Officer, RI Hospitality Association and RI Hospitality Education Foundation. “The RI Hospitality Association is doing everything in our power to help those in our industry who are facing unexpected financial hardship and ask our fellow Rhode Islanders who have the means to do so to donate to this fund.”
About the RI Hospitality Association
With more than 800 foodservice and hospitality members in Rhode Island, the RI Hospitality Association (RIHA) has been the voice of the hospitality industry in the state since 1982. For more information on the RIHA, please call (401) 223-1120, or write to: RI Hospitality Association, 94 Sabra Street, Cranston, RI, 02910, or visit www.rihospitality.org.
About the RI Hospitality Education Foundation
The RI Hospitality Education Foundation’s mission is to develop, support and promote career growth opportunities within the hospitality industry to benefit students, organizations and the economy. This mission is achieved through the foundation’s work with youth, unemployed adults and incumbent employees. The RIHEF’s focus is on career awareness providing work-readiness training and offering occupational skills training. For more information, visit www.rihospitality.org/riha/About_RIHEF.