COVID-19 Community Assistance Opportunities
While our community battles the COVID-19 pandemic, this page of resources and volunteer opportunities will be updated often. We hope you find a place to use your personal strengths and assets to assist our neighbors. We know that Diverse Servant Leaders Transform Community.
Please let us know if you have questions, ideas to be added, or want to involve Leadership Everyone in organizing an effort. Contact Denise at 812-425-3828 x2 or [email protected].
Covid-19 Crisis Response Fund of the Greater Evansville Region
In response to the COVID-19 crisis, the United Way of SWIN funding partners are establishing a cross-sector, community wide COVID-19 Response Fund of the Greater Evansville Region, primarily Gibson, Posey, Spencer, Vanderburgh and Warrick Counties. This response is designed to serve the community through the relief, recovery, and restoration phases typical of large-scale crises to catalyze hope in a time that perpetuates hopelessness and isolation.
Evansville, IN COVID-19 Match
Evansville, IN COVID-19 Match intends to create a platform where community members can lend or receive a helping hand during this public health crisis. By matching a healthy, young, and low-risk individual with an older or more high-risk individual, they intend to create a support system for those who are unable to leave their homes or who live in isolation.
Need a Neighbor
Need a Neighbor provides an opportunity for the Church in Greater Evansville to love and serve neighbors during the COVID-19 Pandemic.
If you want to be involved with Need a Neighbor but aren’t affiliated with a local church, call us at 812-425-3828 x2.
SWIRCA and Vanderburgh County Prosecutor’s Office Vulnerable Citizen’s Relief Fund
SWIRCA (Southwestern Indiana Regional Council on Aging) and the Vanderburgh County Prosecutor’s Office are seeking community donations to meet critical needs. General supplies: toilet paper, bleach, wipes (disinfecting and personal), shampoo/conditioner, deodorant, laundry detergent, soap (hand and body), paper towels. Food: canned goods, canned meats, protein bars, pasta, instant potatoes, peanut butter, microwavable meals, shelf-stable snack foods. Donations can be delivered directly to SWIRCA & More at 16 W Virginia St in Evansville, every Monday through Friday, 8 am – 2 pm. Call the Vulnerable Citizen Relief Hotline at 812-464-7800.
EVV Cares App
City-wide resources. Download on your mobile app store.
Due to an outpouring of generous and kind calls from local restaurants and organizations who want to send meals to Deaconess employees, they have created a database to help organize the requests.
Tri-State Food Bank
Seeking volunteers to fill shut-in senior meal boxes.
Vanderburgh Humane Society
Remember our furry friends during this time! VHS needs your make sure the animals get care while their doors and River Kitty Cat Café are closed. Click the link below for more information and donate:
Evansville Rescue Mission
Needs volunteers and supplies.
United Caring Shelter
Has a list of immediate needs on website. Asking for volunteers and donations.
Feed Evansville has identify A gap and made a pop up grocery Options. They are looking for both donations and volunteers. Sign up here.
United Methodist Youth Home
Needs volunteers and supplies.
The Dream Center
Porch deliveries every Tuesday with recipes and food items.
Gloves, sanitizer, and disinfectant wipes
Contact: Matt Whitmore [email protected], (812) 319-6247
Romaine Cross Pointe Collection for Medical Needs
Drop-off point for the following medical supplies:
- Medical grade N95 masks
- Oxavir wipes, Lysol wipes
- Hand sanitizer that is at least 60% alcohol
- Disposable isolation gowns
- Lab coats that can be laundered
- Exam gloves
Albion Fellows Bacon Center’s Wish List
Albion would love to have snacks, sodas, and disinfecting items. Contact them to arrange drop-off.
App has lists of resources.
Guide to the CARES Act for Small Businesses & Entrepeneurs
Evansville Independent Self-Isolation Center
The Evansville Independent Self-Isolation Center is currently housing the homeless population affected by COVID-19. Our homeless community is extremely vulnerable to the current situation we are experiencing. The Commission on Homelessness is currently looking for volunteers to help our homeless community stay safe and prevent the spread of COVID-19. If you are interested in volunteering in the facility or would like more information please contact Chris Metz at (812) 423-8422 or [email protected].
Urban Seeds is making 250 cooked-from-scratch dinners every Thursday, which are then shared within our community via partner organizations. Individual donations of $125 will purchase the ToGo containers for one meal. They are also looking for corporate sponsors. To donate or volunteer click the link below.
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Yesterday, LE Connects featured Lynn Herr of the Vanderburgh County Health Department providing updates and answering questions about COVID-19 and the vaccine in our community. Watch here!