COVID-19: There are many needs right now and many ways each of us can help each other.
Ed, Edo and I have been sheltering in place and thinking about all the ways our community has come together through this crisis. There are so many great needs right now - and many ways each of us can help each other.
First, the city and local non-profit organizations have put together numerous resources to assist at this time.
Meals for Students: SFUSD is providing free meals to schoolchildren during school closures.
Meals on Wheels: Residents aged 60 and up who need food assistance can apply for home delivery of prepared meals.
We can also continue to help each other and the amazing non-profits above who are doing essential work during this time.
Support Local Businesses: We may not be able to enjoy a nice meal out right now but we can support Richmond merchants by ordering online, getting take out or buying a gift card. Check out this portal from One Richmond to see how you can shop locally during shelter in place.
Donate to the Richmond District Neighborhood Center: Help fund the Richmond Neighborhood Center’s food pantries, home-delivered groceries, and many more neighborhood-focused resources. Donate here.
Donate to Organizations Helping the Homeless: These two organizations are making sure our homeless neighbors have shelter and other resources they need during our shelter-in-place. Donate to the Homeless Youth Alliance here and the Coalition on Homelessness here to help ensure they can provide enough resources.
Be a Resource: The city has put together outreach toolkits to help spread awareness. Find multi-language resources here to provide to your friends and family.
Our campaign is also doing wellness calls to local seniors. If you’d like to join us, please contact us firstname.lastname@example.org.
We may not be able to get together, but we can all join together to help our community get through this time.