HENRY COUNTY (CBS46) -- A group of veterans are stepping up to help those impacted by the coronavirus by creating a relief fund.

"Some business owners who are giving their employees time off without pay, that’s going to have a domino effect," said veteran Masters Sargent Baisden.

A 2017 study by CareerBuilder found that 78% of U.S. workers are living paycheck to paycheck. And with the coronavirus impacting many people's work schedule, things are expected to get worse.

"How are they going to pay their bills? " asked Baisden . "It’s gonna cause additional financial harm to them and their families because now you’re asking them to take anywhere from one to eight weeks off without pay" Baecden went on to say.

But that’s where Baisden says her organization, Southern Crescent Veteran Services Inc. comes in.

"We're trying to be that gap, as to income and financial hardship" said Baisden.

The nonprofit started a nationwide effort to raise funds for those suffering financially hardships because of the coronavirus.

"Were asking everybody who is able and willing to make a generous donation, so that when people come to us saying I was laid off or I did not have enough money to pay my rent or this amount of money to feed my kids, we help. I will be able to help, we will be able to help," added Baisden.

To donate, click here, or by visiting their website: https://www.southerncrescentveteranservicesinc.org/

If you arer interested in volunteering for the organization, email SouthernCrescentVeteranServices@yahoo.com.

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