4.24.20 How You Can Help
Over these last few weeks, it has been inspiring to see the number of people who are donating and volunteering during this time of crisis. The outpouring of support and care for our neighbors truly shows the strength of our community, but we aren’t done yet!
Below, I’ve compiled a list of organizations that still need our help. If you’re self-isolating or in a high-risk group, donating funds, medical supplies or care packages is a great way to support our community. If you are otherwise healthy, in a low-risk group, and engaging in social distancing, you may also want to consider volunteering as your help is desperately needed.
- The Red Cross is in critical need due to the outbreak as blood drives continue to be canceled. Please consider making an appointment to donate lifesaving blood, platelets, and AL Elite plasma
- If you are able to donate, we are in need of these 3 items: 16 oz bags of spaghetti, 16 oz box of cereal, and 16 oz of rice. Please drop off at CLC Main entrance during the week from 9am – 5pm.
- Providing assistance to the homeless during the crisis. Visit their website to find out how to donate or volunteer
- To help volunteer, please call 267-450-5191 for information on Upper Bucks Shelters and openings, or visit www.facebook.com/Upper-Bucks-Code-Blue-311731318930218/
- Supporting local food banks here in Pennsylvania, distributing food to families hit the hardest by the outbreak
- A Free Mobile Farm Market that provides fresh produce to low income families and seniors at three locations throughout Bucks County each week
- Support by donating funds, medical supplies, or food and care packages
- Bucks County local hospitals can be found here
- Montgomery County local hospitals can be found here
- Supporting non-profit organizations on the front lines helping Montgomery County’s most vulnerable populations during this crisis
- Supporting those facing food insecurity
- Philabundance is building and distributing emergency food boxes across our nine-county service area
- Purchases surplus from local farms to distribute to local residents in need
- Sign up to volunteer your time to assist our county’s most vulnerable residents in this time of crisis
- Financial contributions allow them to quickly respond to changing needs. In-kind goods of non-perishable food, baby supplies, hygiene products, cleaning and sanitizing items, and paper products are also welcome at select Salvation Army facilities.
- Bucks County COVID-19 Recovery Fund is a local, coordinated emergency response fund to support that short- and long-term financial recovery of people in Bucks County
- Providing emergency child care for health care workers and first responders; food for children without access to school meals; and outreach to seniors in social isolation
- Providing emergency and permanent housing to those in need
For updated information, don’t forget to visit www.coronavirus.gov to access helpful tips and ways to keep yourself and your loved ones safe during this outbreak