“CERF aid came at the perfect time. They quickly sent me money for food and made the process simple to get help with the added expenses.”

Joan Stevens

Cox Communications

For Employees by Employees

In the APA survey, nearly a quarter of U.S. adults reported that they or a member of their household were laid off from a job during the pandemic, which can worsen an already stressful situation. Those startling statistics are why the Cox Employee Relief Fund (CERF) expanded its aid criteria to include COVID impacts.

Since March 2020, CERF has provided more than $790,000 to more than 600 employees for COVID support, including Joan Stevens, a Cox Communications solutions specialist in Louisiana. She was juggling her four children, ages 13, 6, 4 and 2, at home full time. The added costs of feeding her entire family while quarantining at home were adding up. Joan received assistance with food expenses for her family of five.

“I am thrilled I no longer have to worry about transportation for my wheelchair-bound daughter, Stephanie. Both my wife and I do not have words to express our appreciation”

Jose Nieto

Cox Automotive

CERF Supports Families When They Need it the Most

CERF can help families cover expenses associated with accommodating immediate family members with special needs. Jose Nieto, an automotive technician with Cox Automotive, applied for CERF assistance to help with modifying his vehicle to make it wheelchair accessible for his daughter.