Although we may be limited on social interaction, there are still many ways we can help our communities during this time. Giving back to our communities has always been at the heart of our firm and it’s more important than ever during a crisis like this. The below is a list of opportunities to serve – whether that’s supporting and donating to national organizations or what you can do to help right in your backyard.
We as a firm are doing what we can to help spread the word on what needs to be done in our communities and also thank those local organizations who are working so hard to provide some relief to those who need it at this time.
Ways to Help Across the Country
Feeding America – Helps feed communities and individuals facing hunger across the U.S. through a nationwide network of foodbanks.
No Kid Hungry – Collecting donations to send to local community groups and food banks in the hardest-hit communities. They also have plans for families to ensure that they know how to find food during these times and that kids get three meals a day.
Meals on Wheels – Delivers meals to the elderly population across the country. Many of the local programs are struggling to deliver meals during the outbreak, donations are being accepted for both local and national programs.
The American Red Cross – The Red Cross is urging healthy donors to donate blood and platelets to help maintains a sufficient blood supply flow and avoid shortages as the number of people eligible to give blood is decreasing. You can make an appointment here.
Center for Disaster Philanthropy – U.S. based organization supporting nonprofits in areas that have a high number of individuals being affected. They help those in vulnerable populations and who have felt the economic impacts of the pandemic.
Save The Children – International organization helping to protect vulnerable children and families by training health teams across the world on protection and prevention. They are supplying personal protective equipment and other supplies to health staff on the front lines fighting the outbreaks.
UNICEF – UNICEF is sending supplies and support to save and protect vulnerable children affected by COVID-19.
Global Giving – This coronavirus relief fund helps local organizations in affected areas meet immediate needs for health care, food, and water and transition to longer-term education and recovery efforts.
Relief International – Working to send protective medical gear and supplies to front line health workers to contain the outbreak.
World Central Kitchen – Distributing meals to children and others in highly affected markets such as New York City and D.C.
The United Way – Taking donations to help support their work and help assist those in need, especially those in vulnerable environments.
In addition to the above opportunities, we have created a list of Local Volunteer Opportunities in markets across our region.
If you are a non-profit and would like your COVID-19 volunteer opportunities to be added to our lists, please contact Fairlie Outland at firstname.lastname@example.org.