(CNN) Andrew Yang’s new non-profit will spend more than $1 million helping working families impacted by the spread of the coronavirus in the New York area and across the country, the group announced on Friday.
He said later Friday on Twitter that they would be doubling the number of households after receiving additional funding.
The group will also begin to raise money for their Humanity Forward Coronavirus Relief Fund, a tranche of money that hope to use to provide one-time basic income payment to individuals and families who need it.
Humanity Forward plans to spend at least $500,000 on the effort and hopes, as they raise more, they will be able to spend more.
The paired projects represent the first major effort by Humanity Forward, an organization that, because of Yang’s presidential campaign, has a mailing list of over 900,000 people.