The response to the COVID-19 pandemic by Durham and our community has been swift and remarkable. Everyone has been affected. If there is one thing Durham does well it’s help its neighbors. Duke’s Office of Durham and Community Affairs has set up this site as a way to quickly share support activities by partners in our community. It will take creativity, collaboration and perseverance, but together we can overcome this crisis.
The list of ways to help the community is evolving fast. We are sharing information from sources as we receive it and posting by the categories in the menu above. It is not representative of all helpful activities. We are in this together. Please only post helpful and supportive comments.
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The American Red Cross has several virtual volunteer positions available. Brief descriptions are included in the flyer. If interested please complete an application.
Inter-Faith Food Shuttle is in critical need of non-perishable food items. No contact drop-off sites are available to receive your food drive donations. Or, give virtually! Donate now!
Community Empowerment Fund and Lincoln Community Health have teamed up to create a list with really great basic needs resources. Please see the list here.
On Friday, March 27 Congress passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The Small Business Administration’s section of the CARES Act applies to nonprofits, with an allocation of $349 billion dollars to keep workers at small businesses and nonprofits employed amid the economic downturn and the COVID-19 pandemic.
This page provides an overview of the CARES Act loans available to nonprofits, a step-by-step guide to apply for the Paycheck Protection Program, and some clarifications on the loan application itself.
Duke is donating $5 million to an expanded Duke-Durham Fund to support non-profits, small business, and community organizations in Durham. Organizations may contribute or apply for funds and learn more at community.duke.edu/give.
Several groups and businesses are supporting healthcare workers with discounts or services. Duke health is maintaining this list.
DPAC has partnered with Inter-Faith Food Shuttle of the Triangle to launch a virtual food drive.
Community vs COVID-19 is a volunteer initiative led by Harvard Business School students and Human Agency. Their website compiles critical resources for those who need them and provides information for people seeking to volunteer or donate.
Duke Health has compiled a list of ways you can help health care workers and one another during COVID-19.