Help Us Fight COVID-19
What We Are Doing
The Center for Help has been assisting those in need since 1999 and never in its history has it seen such a demand. Many of the lower income members in our community are essential workers and risk exposure to the virus. Others have seen their work and wages dry up creating an urgent need for simply the basics. Entire families have been infected with COVID-19 making their situation extremely dire. Many families do not have the means to travel to an already overwhelmed Food Bank.
In response to this crisis created by the COVID-19 pandemic, The Center for Help, in direct coordination with the Health Department, has dramatically ramped up its activities by purchasing and delivering food to those in need. The actions of our volunteers are not only saving the lives of the poor in our community, but their actions are also preventing the spread of the virus by allowing those infected to stay at home and not venture out to obtain food.
Your Donations At Work
Your donation will go to help families like Maria’s. Maria is a middle-school student whose life has been turned upside down. Her parents both lost their jobs. When her father took ill in March the thought of another bill prevented him from seeking immediate medical attention. Her father became an early victim of COVID-19 and passed away at home. Today, Maria, her mother and her three sisters remain in quarantine and face the pain of loss and the fears of an uncertain future.
How Can You Can Help?
Funds are running out and your help is urgently needed!
Direct monetary donations can be made at this link.
Drop-off donations such as baked goods and any food items can be taken to the Pop-up Pantry. The address is 710 Ridgely Ave, Annapolis, MD, 21401. Please go to the back of the church by the playground, where you’ll see a separate building with a sign in front of the bins where the food can be dropped off.
Urgently needed items are listed on this Amazon Idea List and can be shipped to 2207 Huntfield Ct. Gambrills, MD 21054. They will then be distributed to those in need.
For restaurant owners, farmers and businesses – The Center is willing to travel to your location to pick up donations. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to make arrangements.
What We Need
- Grocery and Visa Cards
- Fruits and vegetables
- Sources of protein
- Baked goods & Dairy products
- Hygiene products
- Feminine products
- Diapers and Baby Wipes
- Art Supplies & Games for Children
Donations also help 17 year-old Angela, who is caring for 8 children including her 1 year-old cousin. The adults are all sick and quarantined in a separate apartment. The Center of Help is providing food to all and finding ways to send prepared meals for the children. The Center is going beyond just providing food but has also provided online mentors to Angela and all the students to help with schoolwork and to make sure they remain emotionally stable during this hardship.