Resources for the COVID-19 pandemic

The most important thing we can do to keep people safe during the COVID-19 pandemic is to stay home. And if you can’t stay home, be responsible when you go out.

But just because we’re home doesn’t mean we have to be inactive. Our healthcare workers are in desperate need of personal protective equipment, the local economy is facing very tough times and members of our community are enduring hardships.

Here are just a few ways that you can keep up with relevant news and make a difference in our community.

Local News | Free Meals | Resources | Hubs | Donations/Volunteering

Local News – Coronavirus coverage

Free meals

Resources

Hubs

Donations/Volunteer opportunities

  • The American Red Cross – There is a severe shortage of donated blood. If you’re willing and able, they have responsible ways to give blood during this pandemic.
  • CASA – CASA has a COVID-19 response fund to support the immigrant and Latino communities.
  • Donors Choose – A way to help children learn from home.
  • Manna Food Center – A local food bank in Montgomery County dedicated to ending hunger.
  • Moveable Feast – Headquartered in Baltimore and feeding people in need across Maryland.
  • The National Domestic Workers Alliance – Provides assistance to domestic workers so that they can stay home and healthy during the coronavirus outbreak.
  • One Fair Wage – Created an emergency assistance fund for tipped and service workers.
  • The Restaurant Workers’ Community Foundation – Providing emergency assistance to restaurant industry workers who’re in dire need of support.
  • Silver Spring Cares – Buying meals from local restaurants to support our economy and then giving those meals to people in need.
  • The Town Hall Project – Searchable map of dozens of mutual aid funds that are supporting workers and communities in need during the outbreak.
  • Volunteer to call or write home bound seniors by contacting Colleen Kemp, Director of Kensington Clubs.