Community Resources Amid COVID-19

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Ways to Give & Receive Help

Healthcare Providers:

Doctors, nurses, and healthcare providers are experiencing shortages of critical protective equipment including fluid resistant gowns, nitrile gloves, and N95 masks or surgical masks.

* Donations should be clean and unused. Gloves should be in a sealed box.
If you know neighbors who wish to donate, try to consolidate donations for fewer trips to the site.

Do not take donations directly to medical sites; they are too busy to receive donations and they want to keep contamination risks down.

Any and all protective equipment is asked to be dropped off at one of these three locations:
Remember, larger or more complicated donations can be coordinated by emailing: esf15.volunteerdonations@multco.us

Portland Fire & Rescue
Fire Logistics warehouse
1300 SE Gideon St
Portland Oregon 97202

Multnomah County Headquarters
(Loading Dock off of 6th Avenue)
501 SE Hawthorne Blvd.
Portland Oregon 97214

  • Upon arriving at the Multnomah County HQ park and press the security button and let them know you are dropping off donations for the COVID-19 response. We will be there momentarily.

Multnomah County
8 a.m.  to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday
Yeon Building, 1620 SE 190th Ave.
(See instructions on the drop box located outside of the building.)

 

Clark County Food Bank

  • VOLUNTEER HELP NEEDED! Starting 3/17/2020, every week day (Mon-Fri) from 2-4pm we will need help building emergency food boxes for people in need.
  • To meet gathering requirements, we are changing to sign-up opportunities only rather than our typical drop-in practices. Volunteers must be scheduled in advance of all shifts. To sign up to volunteer, email volunteer@clarkcountyfoodbank.org
  • All volunteers are required to wash hands, wear gloves, practice social distancing, and stay home if at all unwell. Upon arrival, volunteers will be trained in all other required safety precautions.
  • All large volunteer events have been cancelled until gatherings are permitted by the State. Any scheduled groups affected will be contacted individually.

How to help

  • Donate Time – Clark County Food Bank and its partners could all use extra volunteer support. Clark County Food Bank’s volunteer team can be reached at volunteer@clarkcountyfoodbank.org. All volunteers must be scheduled in advance. If you want to volunteer at a food site near you, all phone numbers for our partners are listed here: https://www.clarkcountyfoodbank.org/get-food-covid19
  • Donate Funds – We have set up a relief fund on our website to support the increased need in our community. Every dollar you give will go directly to relief efforts for seniors, children, and vulnerable families in Clark County. Donate at https://www.clarkcountyfoodbank.org/coronavirus 
  • Donate Food – Although we typically encourage a variety of food types, including perishable food, the food that provides the least amount of risk right now is shelf-stable product. Food can be dropped off at our main warehouse distribution site is 6502 NE 47th Ave. Vancouver, WA 98661. For the sake of social distancing, we have placed a food donation bin outside our warehouse doors where you can drop off shelf-stable food. If you have any questions about donating food, please contact us at food@clarkcountyfoodbank.org 

 

Summit View Church of Vancouver 

Summit View is collecting supplies! If you are able to donate, drop off is at Heritage park campus in front of the gym building.

7701 NE 182nd Ave, Vancouver, WA 98682

Things needed are as follows:

  • Baby wipes
  • Children’s Tylenol
  • Cans of tuna
  • Mayonnaise
  • Boxes of Mac n Cheese
  • Creamy peanut butter
  • Grape jelly
  • Pancake syrup
  • Cans of Chicken Noodle soup
  • Beef flavor Top Ramen noodles
  • Complete pancake & waffle mix
  • Honey Nut Toasted Oats cereal
  • Saltine crackers

Summit View Church is there to help! If you need food or supplies, please fill out the “need help/offer help” form on summitview.net

 

Other Food Resource Updates:

  • Both WIC and SNAP are advocating to temporarily expand funding through the Families First Act, which is expected to pass in the US Senate this week. Individuals registered in these programs are encouraged to use their benefits if they qualify.
  • Although schools are closed, most districts have built creative ways to continue providing meals to students who qualify for free and reduced lunch. Please see your local school district’s website to find a location near you.

 

Additional resources

  • Clark County COVID-19 website
  • Washington State Department of Health call center: 1.800.525.0127
  • Washington State Department of Health novel coronavirus outbreak webpage
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention coronavirus disease 2019 website
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention information for travel webpage

Parents and caretakers

Schools and child care centers

Businesses and employers

Food establishments

Health care providers, clinics and hospitals

Long term care facilities

Communities and community organizations

Homeless service providers

Emergency medical services

 

**If you know of a community resource that would be great for this list, please email our Community Impact Director, Kaylee at kaho@wayfm.com

 

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