How Can I Help Those Impacted By COVID-19?

By: Kelsey Stone

04/20/20

 

As the world watches the health and economic impact of COVID-19, many are wondering what they can do to help. While there are many ways to assist in the battle against the virus and support those who have been directly impacted, below is a list of charities that are taking donations to help those that have been affected. This list includes charities on the national level, as well as organizations that are local to our headquarters office in Atlanta. This list does not capture all of the charities that are assisting and supporting those directly impacted, but can be used as a guide and starting point for those wanting to donate.

 

Organization Website Description
Atlanta Community Food Bank www.acfb.org

 

Member of Feeding America. Works with nonprofit partners, including food pantries, community kitchens, childcare centers, night shelters and senior centers to distribute meals across metro Atlanta and north Georgia.
The CDC Foundation www.give4cdcf.org Helps fund medical supplies, increasing lab capacity, deploying emergency staffing to U.S. public health agencies, provides support in vulnerable communities, addressing health communication needs, boosting clinical research to improve health outcomes, building capacity and infrastructure for global response efforts, and more.
Feeding America www.feedingamerica.org

 

The nation’s largest hunger-relief organization through a network of food banks, pantries and meal programs.
First Responders First https://thriveglobal.com/categories/first-responders-first/ Providing essential equipment and protective gear to help frontline healthcare workers and their patients.
The Giving Kitchen www.thegivingkitchen.org

 

Giving Kitchen provides emergency assistance to food service workers through financial support and a network of community resources.
Medshare www.medshare.org

 

Providing medical supplies and equipment to hospitals in the U.S. and around the world.
Piedmont COVID-19 Infrastructure Fund https://secure3.convio.net/phfou/site/Donation2?df_id=1480&mfc_pref=T&1480.donation=form1

 

 

Goes towards areas of critical need, including drive-thru testing sites, reconfiguring labs for on-site COVID-19 testing, hospital modifications to increase ICU’s and equipment, technology and operating costs.
Atlanta Mission www.atlantamission.org Atlanta Mission provides emergency shelter, rehab and recovery services, vocational training, services, and transitional housing. We serve more than 1,000 homeless men, women, and children every day.
HOPE Atlanta www.hopeatlanta.org HOPE Atlanta provides the most comprehensive approach to tackling homelessness in the Atlanta region with housing, outreach, prevention and emergency services.