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].

Please see this helpful presentation and video from Steve Schaefer of the Mayor’s Reopen Evansville Taskforce for great updates and information on programs and resources.

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.

http://unitedwayswi.org/covid-19-crisis-response-fund-of-the-greater-evansville-region/

 

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.

https://www.evvcovid19match.com

 

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.

https://www.needaneighbor.org

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.

 
 
MASIHA Mobile Food Pantry
 
The MASIHA Mobile Food Pantry is offering free non-perishable food giveaways weekly at four area locations.  In addition, free cheese pizza is available daily at the Domino’s in Newburgh.
 
 
 

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.

https://apps.apple.com/us/app/evv-cares/id1475408809

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.app.ckpsmqjxwfsblbjcgtyhlzzknmwvtoveidgqnudar&hl=en_US

 

Deaconess Meals

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.

https://www.deaconess.com/How-to-Donate-Meals-to-Deaconess

 

Tri-State Food Bank

Seeking volunteers to fill shut-in senior meal boxes.

http://www.tristatefoodbank.org

 

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:

https://www.vhslifesaver.org/coronavirus

 

Evansville Rescue Mission

Needs volunteers and supplies.

https://www.servicenetwork.com/olg/erm/Donate.aspx?FormId=6A3B0806-29EA-4C85-8675-47B8A3A19D7B&utm_source=website&utm_medium=preheader&_ga=2.39068515.1321962367.1585836946-405731431.1585836946

 

United Caring Shelter

Has a list of immediate needs on website. Asking for volunteers and donations.

https://www.unitedcaringservices.org

 

Feed Evansville

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.

https://umyh.org/how-to-help/

 

The Dream Center

Porch deliveries every Tuesday with recipes and food items.

https://www.dreamcenterevansville.org/copy-of-contact

 

HopeBridge

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
  • Goggles
  • 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.

https://albionfellowsbacon.org/get-involved/wishlist/

 

Promise Zone

App has lists of resources.

https://evvpromisezone.app

 

Guide to the CARES Act for Small Businesses & Entrepeneurs

https://www.sbc.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/guide-to-the-cares-act

 

Ivy Tech Community College
 
Ivy Tech is raising funds to provide quick support to students’ continued educational success. This includes equipping their faculty, staff, students and programs with the tools and resources needed to reach this goal.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Local Nursing Homes
Remember those isolated in nursing homes and assisted living facilities. Locate the nearest facility to you and send cards and signs of encouragement.
 
 
 

 

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

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.

Donate to Urban Seeds

 

News

Update from Mayor Winnecke on COVID-19

After meeting last week with medical professionals and local school officials, Mayor Winnecke followed the recommendation of implementing an Executive Order to require face coverings in an effort to stop the further spread of COVID-19.  Watch this update from July 14:...

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