Want to help? NJHA offers New Jerseyans ways to volunteer, donate during COVID-19 crisis

By Emily Bader
New Jersey | Mar 25, 2020 at 10:49 am

Are you a New Jersey resident looking for ways to help during the coronavirus outbreak?

If so, the New Jersey Hospital Association has come up with a resource to support the health care community.

Visit NJHA’s “How Can I Help” guide online for information and links for medical professionals who want to volunteer; businesses and organizations looking to donate personal protective equipment; and all residents who want to help others in need through donations.

“We may be social distancing, but the sense of community is stronger than ever in New Jersey,” Cathy Bennett, CEO and president of the NJHA, said. “We have been inundated with people seeking to help our healthcare facilities and their employees as they work tirelessly in the COVID-19 response. This page provides some ways that New Jerseyans at home can lend their support.”

The NJHA also offered other ways to help:

  • If you are a licensed or certified health care professional, consider volunteering with the Medical Reserve Corps;
  • Donate supplies including respirators, masks, gowns, glove or other PPE equipment for hospitals, nursing homes, first responders and other front-line responders (email ppedonations@njsp.org to donate supplies);
  • Support the New Jersey Pandemic Relief Fund, which helps New Jersey residents with the economic and social impact of COVID-19;
  • Give blood. There is an urgent shortage of blood in New Jersey. Blood donation sites are taking heightened precautions to protect those who give.

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Emily Bader | ebader@roi-nj.com | @emilybader