Community Involvement

Coronavirus Response
Learn how you can volunteer to help your community during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Ed/Glen Nonprofit Coalition
The Ed/Glen Nonprofit Coalition was formed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic to help local nonprofit and community organizations connect to volunteers and donors. This website provides a platform for nonprofit and community organizations to share information about their current services and needs.

COVID-19 Scams and Price Gouging information– If you believe a store is price gouging or someone is trying to scam you because of COVID-19, you are encouraged to report it to the Better Business Bureau.

Attorney General Warns of New COVID-19 Scams

Partners for Pets 
They are still rescuing, and they are still facilitating adoption. Find your new friend today! 

Donating Food 

Feeding America
Feeding America is a national food bank that is connected to food banks throughout the US and assists those most in need. To donate to help with COVID-19 follow the link above.
Glen-Ed Pantry
Donate to our local food pantry, they need help now more than ever! Follow the link above for details.

Donating Funds to non-profit organizations 

The Gateway Resilience Fund 
This fund will provide short term monetary relief to employees and owners of independent bars, restaurants, and shops in the St. Louis area affected by closures and other circumstances brought about by the COVID-19 outbreak. 

United Way
They are on the front lines helping to deploy funding where resources are needed most. Help them support those affected by COVID-19 today. 

Donating Supplies 

Personal Protective Equipment
Healthcare workers are the front-line fighters against the COVID-19 pandemic. However, they are now facing critical shortages of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) nationwide. Follow the link to donate. 

Volunteering Remotely 

Alone is an organization that provides companionship to the elderly. You can become a telephone volunteer where you call and check-in at least two hours each week.
iCouldBe is a student mentorship program where you dedicate one hour each week for the school year. The program provides you with online activities and conversation starters. This could be especially helpful to students who are completing the year as distance learners and need extra assistance with resources and tutoring — or an extra friend.
Lifeline Chat  
service of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, connecting individuals with counselors for emotional support and other services via web chat. 

 

SAFELY Donate Blood

The Red Cross is facing a severe shortage of blood and platelets as a result of cancellations. Blood banks across the country are implementing precautions. For example, the Red Cross is checking each person’s temperature before they enter the building and keeping donors six feet apart. The staff follows protocol by wearing gloves throughout the process and is cleaning surfaces between donors. Find a safe donation site near you by following the link above.