Community Resources Update

WASHINGTON — Today, the Internal Revenue Service is starting to add 3,500 telephone representatives to answer some of the most common questions about Economic Impact Payments.IRS telephone assistance and other services will remain limited, and answers for most of the common questions related to Economic Impact Payments are available on The IRS anticipates bringing back additional assistors as state and local advisories permit.Answers for most Economic Impact Payment questions are available on the automated message for people who call the phone number provided in the letter (Notice 1444). Those who need additional assistance at the conclusion of the message will have the option of talking to a telephone representative.

Americans are encouraged to use

The IRS regularly posts new and updated answers to the most frequently asked questions about Economic Impact Payments and the Get My Payment tool. Those who wish to know the status of their Economic Impact Payment are reminded to check Get My Payment regularly; the information is frequently updated as the IRS continues to process the remaining payments for delivery.

For those who are eligible for an Economic Impact Payment but aren’t required to file a tax return, the IRS reminds them the Non-Filers tool also remains available in English or Spanish for them to register for a payment.

The Baltimore National Heritage Area presents a virtual screening of – BY ANY MEANS NECESSARY: Stories of Survival (25 min.) Directed by Tony Mendez

The concept of “making a way out of no way” is nothing new to the citizens of Baltimore. There is a long history of residents activating their entrepreneurial talents in an effort to survive, provide and thrive. Squeegeeing is just the next chapter in this very Baltimore story.

By Any Means Necessary: Stories of Survival (25 min.) takes a closer look at the young entrepreneurs that have grabbed both headlines and everyone’s attention. Hear directly from them about the impact of squeegeeing on their lives and what they need the public to understand about this unique approach to self-sufficiency.

Panel discussion to follow with the production team:

Shauntee Daniels, BNHA

Tony Mendez, El Mar y El Films

Leon Smith-Bey, Arch Social Community Network

Nancy Proctor, the Peale


Please be advised that First National Bank of Pennsylvania (FNB) has been an active lender in the SBA’s Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”). FNB understands the critical purpose that the PPP program provides for small businesses, especially for businesses in low and moderate income communities as well as in  distressed and underserved areas. FNB wants to help provide access for your members.

The PPP is available to small businesses , sole proprietorships, independent contractors and self-employed individuals for the purpose of maintaining their payroll levels during the COVID-19 pandemic crisis. The PPP loans are 100% guaranteed with a 2 year term and 1 % interest rate. Most importantly, these loans are eligible for forgiveness for any accrued interest for costs incurred and payments made during the 8 week period after the loan is funded. We understand that your organization’s constituency include members who qualify and may wish to apply for the PPP loans. If your members wish to apply for a PPP loan through FNB please access the PPP form application at:

Tell the DOJ: We Will Not Rest with an Arrest…We Demand Justice for Ahmaud

ENOUGH IS ENOUGH! The lethal use of force against African Americans on “suspicion” of any crime MUST END! We are calling on U.S. Attorney General William Barr and the career officials of the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice to move swiftly to investigate the unnecessary killing of Ahmaud Arbery as a hate crime under the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act.

We are also calling on the Department of Justice to launch independent investigations of the Glynn County Police Department and Glynn County District Attorney’s Office for constitutional violations.



Contact the Department of Justice TODAY and demand #JusticeforAhmaud! When you are done, make sure you SHARE this campaign link with others in your community and social media networks!

Our #ArrestIsNotEnough Campaign Link:

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