How to help during COVID-19
Even though we missed the PPNA Monthly Community Meeting on April 13, we wanted to highlight some ways of getting involved to help our neighbors during COVID-19.
Here are some opportunities to help by donating your time, your money, or your energy to support healthcare, business/employment, education, or food insecurity in our area.
Note: Hyperlinks are embedded for a direct referral to the organizer. This is not a comprehensive list. If there's an opportunity that you would like to share through PPNA, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
American Red Cross Blood Drive: Donate your time to volunteer at a blood drive, or, donate blood, to support with blood shortages across the country. Contact Roberta Eyring regarding blood drives at Johns Hopkins Bayview, or contact Tria Tucker regarding blood drives at Johns Hopkins Hospital.
Baltimore Neighbors Network: Donate your time to phone our elderly neighbors, and support them in connecting with mental health resources.
Supply Manufacturing with Johns Hopkins: Donate your time to help with making personal protective equipment (PPE) for heathcare workers. Contact Michelle Azotea with questions/concerns.
CASA Solidarity Fund: Donate money to support immigrant communities who are enduring the COVID-19 pandemic without federal government aid.
Maryland.Gov, information for businesses: Donate time or resources from your organization, or, learn more about what financial assistance is available for your business. Also, learn more about the Paycheck Protection Program.
Now Hiring, COVID-19 Job Board: Donate resources, or post your job openings, or refer a job seeker. Contact the Mayor's Office of Employment Development for more information.
Shop Local with Highlandtown Main Street: Donate money or time to support local businesses around Southeast Baltimore. Also, check out this information for those seeking business relief.
Baltimore City Public Schools, Partners Interest: Donate money or skills from yourself or your organization to support academic resources throughout the city.
United Way of Central Maryland: Donate your time or your skills to support reading needs for children, sewing masks for healthcare workers, or at-home needs for those who cannot leave their homes.
Impact of COVID-19 on Teachers, Research Study: Calling all Teachers: Donate your time to participate in a research study being conducted by School Psychology doctoral students at the University of Maryland. Online survey takes about 20 minutes.
Southeast Community Schools: Donate money to help supplement the amount of food that community schools are able to distribute.
Baltimore City Public Schools, Volunteer Interest: Donate your time to support meal and academic resource distribution at one of 18 sites around the city.
Meals on Wheels: Donate your time to help with packing food for distribution.
Maryland Food Bank: Donate your time, your money, or food items to help with food distribution, or, organize a pantry-on-the-go through your organization.
Salvation Army: Donate your time or your money to help with distributing food bags and meal kits to those who cannot leave their homes.
PPNA Pop-Up Pantries: Donate canned goods to one of two pop-up pantries, located near the Little Free Libraries in Patterson Park.