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COVID-19: COMMUNITY NEEDS AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR RESPONSE

SUMMARY

The realities of COVID-19 are uncomfortable and inconvenient for all of us. For some, due to medical conditions or financial situations (e.g., lost wages, food insecurity), the impact can be devastating. We have created this page for those who want to know the best ways to help.

 

OUR PARTNERS

Our long-term community partners serve those most vulnerable to the ramifications of COVID-19, so they are well-positioned at the forefront of our community’s response. We’re in regular contact with them and are closely monitoring their ever-changing realities. We will continue to update this page based on the latest information available about their needs.

All Partners

PRAY for their staff and for those they serve.

Buckhead Christian Ministry | GIVE or SHOP

GIVE to help fund rent, mortgage, and utility assistance for clients, primarily low-income workers whose jobs have been reduced or eliminated due to COVID-19. SHOP at their thrift store to help sustain operations.

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Good Samaritan Health Center | GIVE or SERVE

GIVE toward coronavirus response efforts and supplies for individuals and families on Atlanta’s West Side who don’t otherwise have access to quality healthcare. Volunteers with medical expertise can apply to SERVE via a coronavirus phone hotline.

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MedShare | GIVE or SERVE

GIVE to help provide much-needed medical supplies and equipment to healthcare workers in the U.S. and around the world as they fight to contain the coronavirus. SERVE by sorting and packing these supplies.

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Open Hand | GIVE or SERVE

GIVE to help meet the increased demand for their medically tailored meals for those most vulnerable to COVID-19—our neighbors who are chronically ill, elderly, or disabled. SERVE by delivering these meals to Open Hand clients.

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Atlanta Mission | GIVE

GIVE most-needed items or financial donations to help Atlanta Mission provide safe shelter, nourishing meals, and a healthy environment to those facing homelessness in the midst of this crisis.

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City of Refuge | GIVE

GIVE to help them prepare for an increased demand for their services as more individuals and families need help to transition out of crisis.

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Focused Community Strategies | GIVE or SHOP

GIVE to build up their emergency assistance fund for families that are finding it difficult to pay their rent/mortgage and buy groceries because of the pandemic. SHOP at their neighborhood grocery store, Carver Market, to help sustain staffing and operations.

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Furniture Bank | SERVE

SERVE by building furniture in the comfort of your own home.

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Orchard | GIVE or LOVE

GIVE to support their various ministry partners. LOVE those around you.

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