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.)

 

Food Banks:

Clark County Food Bank

  • We still need volunteers. However, in light of the shelter-in-place announcement by the WA Governor’s office, we are strictly limiting the number of volunteers in our facility.

  • Email volunteer@clarkcountyfoodbank.org to schedule a time to volunteer, all volunteers must be scheduled in advance and space is limited.

  • We are asking any volunteers who are feeling sick or may be exposed to illness to stay home.

  • We ask that any volunteers helping in any area of the Food Bank strictly follow our increased food safety measures.

  • To protect the health of our volunteers, and staff, we have made changes to our warehouse volunteer program, for example, reducing the number of volunteers at each shift and cutting non-essential projects. 

  • It’s understandable that there are concerns about volunteering at this point. And individuals should consider their own health and well-being before deciding whether or not to volunteer.

  • If we have any specific volunteer needs, we will communicate these needs out via Facebook and email.

How to help

  • Donate Funds – We have set up a COVID-19 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. Click here to donate.

  • 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.

  • 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.

    • Most Needed Food: Peanut butter, canned meat like tuna or chicken, canned soup, and shelf-stable microwavable meal packets. That said, we can put to good use almost any type of food you donate including canned vegetables and fruit, oatmeal, etc.

    • Food can be dropped off at our main warehouse distribution site located at 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 

Oregon Food Bank

For all things COVID-19 response, they’ve set up EmergeStronger.org. There, they can find volunteering opportunities. Head over to oregonfoodbank.org/volunteercalendar for ways to get in touch with the volunteer team.

For donations, they’re sharing out their #EmergeStronger campaign to match the donation from Nike CEO John Donahoe and his wife Eileen Donahoe. The long link is https://give.oregonfoodbank.org/give/276807/#!/donation/checkout, though there is a button on the EmergeStronger.org page.

 

Portland Adventist Community Services – PACS

11020 NE Halsey St, Portland OR 97220

If you need food, PACS Food Pantry stands ready to help during normal hours: Monday – Friday 9a – 11a (for Oregon residents). In order to keep everyone healthy, the experience will be a lot different from how we normally serve you.

  1. We will distribute pre-made boxes and as much fresh/frozen food as possible.
  2. Food will be given outside our food pantry doors. Watch for signs and volunteers to direct you. Please dress warm.

If you cannot make it to PACS please send a note with a friend or neighbor and they can get it for you.

Any questions please call 503-252-8500 or email pacsfood2020@gmail.com

 

 

Nonprofits:

Portland Rescue Mission

Dear Friends,

The COVID-19 crisis has escalated quickly! Our neighbors without a home are already vulnerable to sickness, weather, exhaustion and malnutrition. Regardless of age, many of these members of our community are considered medically geriatric resulting in an average age expectancy of about 50 years old.

We have recently spent thousands of dollars in equipment and supplies in order to protect the safety and health of our guests, staff and volunteers. Our staff and volunteers are serving tirelessly in a very challenging environment to improve the safety of our community.

We receive no government funding, so we are especially dependent on your support to provide shelter, meals and care 24/7 for our neighbors in great need. Please make a generous gift today online at www.PortlandRescueMission.org/covid19help.

Thank you for your compassionate partnership! I pray the grace of God abounds to all of us in this challenging time.

 

Eric Bauer

Executive Director

 

 

Blanchet House

We need your help to continue feeding people by doing the following:

1.     Volunteer. Help pack to-go meals and run them to doors for handing out. Volunteers age 60 and over are still strongly encouraged to stay home, as well as any volunteers exhibiting any signs of illness. Email us at volunteer@blanchethouse.org if you want to help.

2.     Purchase To-Go Containers and Forks. Containers will costs us approximately $33 per meal. Consider funding an entire day’s worth of containers for $100.

3.     Donate To-Go Food. Send via Amazon or drop off single-serving non-perishable food items or produce that we can use to supplement our to-go meals to help our meal guests stretch their food.

4.    Collect Clothing. The nights are still very cold. We need warm adult-sized clothes to give to our meal guests. Shop our Amazon wish list. We also need volunteers to sort and organize clothing!

Dorothy Day, the woman who inspired our mission said, “Charity is a recognition of a person’s dignity and the personal response that this dignity should inspire.”

 

 

Churches:

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

 

 

Sonrise Church

They are offering assistance in the form of prayer and technology support over the phone to home bound people who need to get out and for whatever reason they cannot.

They offer door step grocery delivery  and prescription pick-up for them.

They also have free grocery pickup from the church for people who may be out of food.

They are serving lunch meals Mon- Fri as take- out for anyone.

Their Meals on Wheels service is still operating, but they are only delivering these meals. They need healthy volunteers to help with delivery. Contact Gloria Cox at Gloria.Cox@mowp.org

They have food trucks on-site that people can purchase take out meals-afternoons and evenings.

Their office hours are suspended but we are checking messages regularly.

Their website is isonrise.com if people have questions or want to link to their regularly scheduled live-streamed service on Sundays.

For people in the Hillsboro/ Aloha area to click to get help: Hillsboro Get Help 

 

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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