With the spread of COVID-19 continuing in New York City and across the world, the New York Young Republican Club (NYYRC) recognizes how difficult a time this is for so many individuals. During this uncertain time, there are a plethora of organizations that are seeking support to assist with relief efforts. If you are interested in learning more about what you can do to help, NYYRC leadership has compiled the below list of opportunities to donate, volunteer, and support fellow New Yorkers.
New York Cares is working with city agencies, nonprofits, and schools to assist those most impacted by COVID-19. Visit their website for more information or click here to sign up to receive further information about upcoming volunteer projects.
Volunteer New York has set up a “Virtual Volunteer Center” listing volunteer opportunities to aid communities, agencies, and those most vulnerable who have been impacted by COVID-19 (including opportunities that can be done from home). Click here to see all available opportunities.
The New York Blood Center strongly urges individuals who feel healthy and well to make an appointment at a donor center or blood drive to give blood, platelets and plasma. More information can be found here.
The New York Community Trust has established a COVID-19 Response & Impact Fund created to aid nonprofit service providers struggling with the health and economic effects of COVID-19. It will give grants and loans to NYC-based nonprofits that are trying to meet the new urgent needs that are hitting the city. Donations will help nonprofits with a variety of needs, including protective equipment, cleaning supplies, technological assistance, and support for financial loans. Click here to donate.
The City of New York is seeking licensed healthcare workers to support healthcare facility needs during this challenging time. Those interested must complete a two-step process to have their license(s) verified and be matched with available staffing requests. Click here for more information. Additionally, if you are employed or volunteering to provide care and/or services in a healthcare, community-based or home-based setting within New York City where you are at risk of being exposed to contracting COVID-19 and may not be able to temporarily live at home in order to minimize exposure, you may be eligible to receive free housing at a local hotel. More information including how to make a reservation can be found here.
The City of New York is additionally taking steps to make sure every New Yorker has access to the food they need. Visit their website to get more information on ways to donate food, cash, or supplies to those in need.
If you have any questions or know of additional opportunities for community engagement, please do not hesitate to contact Info@NYYRC.com. We wish everyone safety and good health in these unprecedented times and look forward to seeing you all in person again as soon as possible.