HOW TO SUPPORT SUDBURY RESIDENTS DURING COVID-19 FROM THE SUDBURY TOWN SOCIAL WORKER
Visit the Board of Health website for frequent updates. Beware of scams. Research and be thoughtful before donating goods or money to ensure legitimacy.
NEIGHBOR BRIGADE: Onboarding volunteers to deliver groceries and other needed items.https://www.neighborbrigade.org/ Scroll down on website and click on “Volunteer” icon.
SUDBURY SENIOR CENTER: Currently in need of volunteers to deliver groceries, but there is potential for future volunteer opportunities as well. Please email Janet Lipkin, Volunteer Coordinator, at LipkinJ@sudbury.ma.us
Connect with your clergy for other opportunities.
GIFT CARDS & FINANCIAL DONATIONS:
HOPESUDBURY: The Sudbury Board of Health Social Work Office is working with HOPEsudbury to collect and donate gift cards to those without other access to resources.
Gift cards for places that deliver (grocery, pharmacy, large box stores, online retailers, restaurants) and debit gift cards to help pay bills are most helpful.
Mail or drop off gift cards to: Melissa Perla, 35 Shadow Oak Drive Sudbury, MA 01776. If dropping off cards, please email Melissa with expected drop off time at: email@example.com
HOPEsudbury also provides emergency financial support by directly paying bills for those in need in Sudbury.
ST. VINCENT DE PAUL – ST. ANSELM CONFERENCE: Provides emergency financial support by directly paying bills for those in need. They also connect residents with concrete goods and resources when they are able. Donate via check: 100 Landham Road, Sudbury, MA 01776. Donate via Paypal: firstname.lastname@example.org
AMERICAN RED CROSS is facing a severe blood shortage and has a list of donation sites. To schedule a new blood drive: contact Bill Forsyth at (617) 699-3808 or email Forsyth@redcross.org.
First Baptist Church Blood Drives: Click here to view upcoming dates and make an appointment.
PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT (PPE)
EMERSON HOSPITAL: Requests for goggles, medical gowns, hand sanitizer, and masks (including homemade following provided patterns).
Thanks to Bethany Hadvab and the Sudbury Board of Healthy for compiling these and other resource lists:
COVID-19 Resource Guide: https://sudbury.ma.us/socialworker/2020/03/26/comprehensive-covid-19-resource-guide/
COVID-19 Infomration & Updates: https://sudbury.ma.us/health/2020/03/29/coronavirus/
Posted on March 29, 2020