Honolulu Civil Beat: New Website Matches People In Need With People Who Can Help. “There’s an unprecedented urgent need among people who’ve lost their jobs or can’t pay the rent. It’s matched by a swell in the number of people who want to help. But matching charitable organizations with donors who want to fund their initiatives normally doesn’t happen fast. And the whirlpool of needs and resources can be difficult to navigate.”
Wisconsin Law Journal: New ABA pro bono portal connects lawyers with volunteer opportunities. “The American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division’s Disaster Legal Services Program and Paladin, a justice tech company, launched the national disaster relief pro bono portal on Thursday. The online database is free to use. Lawyers can filter by practice area, community, type of engagement and ability to work remotely. Current highlighted opportunities include COVID-19 relief, Puerto Rico earthquake relief, FEMA and federal, and disaster-related unemployment.”
CBS Sacramento: Gov. Newsom Launches New Website, Initiative ‘Californians For All’ For People Who Want To Volunteer. “California is trying to make it easier for people who are healthy to volunteer during the coronavirus pandemic. Urging people to help those affected by the virus, Governor Newsom on Tuesday, along with the state’s Chief Service Officer, Josh Fryday, announced a new initiative and accompanying website called ‘Californians For All.'”
New York Times: In Ohio, the Amish Take on the Coronavirus. “For centuries, the Amish community has been famously isolated from the hustle of the outside world. Homes still lack telephones or computers. Travel is by horse and buggy. Home-sewn clothing remains the norm. And even now, as the coronavirus rages in the country at large, there is resistance from people sustained by communal life to the dictates of social distancing that have brought the economy to a halt — in Amish country as everywhere else. But as the virus creeps ever closer, the Amish community is joining the fight.”
CNET: How to help restaurants, hospitals, people during the coronavirus outbreak. “You’re quarantined at home, but your community still needs help. An urgent shortage of N95 face masks in hospitals, stock in blood banks and volunteers for food banks is creating real road blocks for the first responders who are providing care and food to people in need during the coronavirus outbreak. Since many states are ordering or urging residents to stay home, knowing how to volunteer and donate is key.”
9News: New website provides opportunities to help Non-profits in Colorado. “GroundFloor Media, a public relations firm in Denver, wanted to match people who have some extra time right now, with non-profits in Colorado that are really hurting to meet the community need amid the coronavirus pandemic.”
WKAR: Gov. Whitmer Urges Volunteerism At New State Website. “On Monday Whitmer signed two supplemental budgets that will send another $150 million towards the fight against COVID-19. To date, Michigan has conducted at least 15,000 tests for the coronavirus, but officials warn the state is still several weeks away from the peak. Whitmer is urging the public to volunteer at a new website: http://www.michigan.gov/fightcovid19.”
The Local France: France sets up website for people wanting to help out during coronavirus crisis. “The French government site aims to connect those who need help during the strict lockdown with those who want to help – while keeping to the principle of social distancing to avoid spreading coronavirus further.”
CNET: How to help restaurants, hospitals and people during the coronavirus outbreak. “While the world braces for cases of the COVID-19 disease to swell and for the economic and social impacts to fully make themselves known, read on for ways you can act — from donating personal protective equipment to hospitals to remote volunteering or sending a letter to a stranger just to let them know you’re there.”
Patch: MA Coronavirus: Companies Can Donate, Sell Protective Gear Online. “State officials have launched a new website allowing companies to donate or sell masks, gloves and other personal protective equipment to hospitals battling the new coronavirus. Gov. Charlie Baker announced the launch of the state’s ‘COVID-19 PPE Procurement and Donation Program.’ The site went live Sunday.” The site also has volunteering opportunities.
KOAM: New website connects those in need of help to volunteers in Kansas. “Dramatic and sudden changes in our day to day lives due to COVID-19 are leaving Kansans feeling frightened, especially the medically vulnerable advised to socially isolate, and people whose livelihoods are impacted by mandated closures. While the government is ramping up to do what they can to help with these burdens, Volunteer Kansas wants to help by leveraging its online platform to connect people who need help with those who want to help.”
State of Maine: Governor Mills Launches New Online Resource Outlining Ways Mainers Can Help Mainers During COVID-19 Pandemic. “In response to the extraordinary generosity of Maine people, businesses, and organizations looking to help during these challenging times, Governor Janet Mills today launched a new online resource, coronavirus.maine.gov/mainehelps, to outline ways in which Maine people can support efforts to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.”
StyleBlueprint: The Mask Movement: How to Help Out From Home. “So with the task of mask-making at hand — and many Americans confined to their homes — now seems like the perfect time to dust off the sewing machine and put those home ec skills to good use. Whether you join a formal group that is uniting in the cause or you simply want to make your own and deliver them to your local healthcare facility, here’s how you can get started.”
Vox: Here’s how you can help people who’ve lost jobs or housing in the wake of coronavirus. “Social distancing measures recommended by authorities mean helping in person isn’t an option for the vast majority of Americans right now, but there are many worthy organizations seeking monetary donations to continue their work for a variety of affected communities. For many, money has never been tighter. But for those with a few dollars to spare, they can help vulnerable communities have a buffer long after the spread of Covid-19 is contained. Here are a few ways you can assist.” Good, well-annotated list.
WMTV: New website initiative connects Wisconsin volunteers and organizations amid COVID-19. “A new website in the state is helping to connect volunteers and organizations in Wisconsin to address pressing needs during the coronavirus outbreak. The United Way of Wisconsin, Serve Wisconsin, and the Wisconsin Volunteer Coordinators Association created the COVID-19 Response initiative on the Volunteer Wisconsin website.”