It’s Friday in Milwaukee, and here are some things we think you should know about as the nation grapples with the COVID-19 pandemic.
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1. Streaming dance party for kids: Every Saturday
88Nine Radio Milwaukee is hosting a streaming dance party for kids from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. every Saturday. The station will play kid-friendly jams live and invites families to tune in and dance. To tune in, visit the station’s website or ask your smart speaker to “play 88Nine Radio Milwaukee.”
2. Solidarity fund for Wisconsin’s undocumented families
Ayuda Mutua MKE recently launched a gofundme for undocumented families in Wisconsin. Undocumented families have been excluded from receiving federal assistance such as unemployment benefits or stimulus checks. Ayuda Mutua is trying to raise funds to help them alleviate the financial burden of COVID-19. The group’s fundraising goal is $25,000.
3. Take Root Milwaukee mortgage providers contact list
In response to COVID-19, many banks, credit unions and mortgage holding companies have created customer assistance programs, which allow a borrower to suspend his or her mortgage payment for up to 180 days. Take Root Milwaukee noted that in some cases it is up to the borrower to contact his or her servicer to request a payment plan. The organization has created a list of servicers’ contact information. Visit the Take Root Milwaukee website or call (414) 921-4149 for assistance.
4. Milwaukee Recreation offers “Rec. At Home”
Milwaukee Recreation is offering free virtual programming titled “Rec. At Home.” Milwaukee residents can participate in Milwaukee Recreation classes such as yoga, fitness, cooking and more from the safety of their homes. The schedule and classes can be found on the department’s Facebook page.
5. Southside Organizing Center Facebook Live
Southside Organizing Center is holding community forums at 3 p.m. Monday through Friday on Facebook Live. The forums, known as “3 o’clock with SOC,” cover the breaking news and hot topics of the day such as the election, the census, the coronavirus and more. Some of the forums are special editions with featured guests. Community members can submit questions during the forum or through email or calling.
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