LGW leaders in action - COVID-19

March 23, 2020

LGW leaders are fighting the impact of COVID-19 in the DC region and giving support for those most vulnerable to the consequences of the pandemic. 

Give blood to your local Red Cross

COVID-19 is having a serious impact on the blood supply in our community. Please make an appointment to donate to the National Capital Region Red Cross. Locations are available in DC, Rockville and Fairfax.

Support restaurant workers affected by the crisis

Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington members have started Hook Hall Helps to support restaurant and foodservice industry workers seeking assistance.

Help feed DC area families

The Capital Area Food Bank is raising money that directly goes to feeding those facing food insecurity because of lost wages, unemployment, and illness.

Support older residents and the homeless

Miriam's Kitchen has created an Emergency Flex Fund to support older individuals with complicating health factors and those experiencing homelessness. 

Assist Northern Virginia residents in need

Northern Virginia Family Service is seeking food, grocery gift cards, goods and donations in support of neighbors in need. 

Help local organizations respond

United Way of the National Capital Area has launched an Emergency Assistance Fund to help community-based organizations deliver economic assistance and access to vital food and basic needs supplies.

Provide relief for residents of justice housing

Jubilee Housing is holding an Emergency Drive to support their residents who are unable to buy food and pay their bills at this time.

Help survivors of domestic violence 

The District Alliance for Safe Housing has a Survivor Resilience Fund providing rapid support for survivors of domestic violence and their children.

LGW leaders, log in to The Connector and create a post in our "Opportunities" section under "COVID-19 Needs/Resources," we encourage you to post anything from hyperlocal to regional, and to share helpful resources and needs. 

Let's unite to make a difference and create ways to stay connected. 

LGW leaders in action - COVID-19