Neighbor Up has more hand sanitizer, cloth masks, N95’s and face shields available for grassroots group to stay safe while doing community building work. The last day to request free supplies is July 9th.
Order free bulk PPE for your community
Request PPE by filling out the request form here: bit.ly/clevelandPPE
Volunteers needed for outreach and navigating vaccine appointments regionally
We are partnering with the Cleveland Volunteer Vaccine Network to help people get registered for appointments at pharmacies and health clinics.
Volunteers are needed to do door-knocking, outreach at events, remotely signing people up for appointments, and staff a hotline. To volunteer, or to see how your group can contribute to and use the Cleveland Volunteer Vaccine Network, fill out this form.
Struggling to get a vaccine appointment?
And if you’re struggling to access a vaccine appointment, The Cleveland Vaccine Volunteer Network has trained volunteers that will work with you EVERY step of the way to get an appointment that works for you – including working through tech and transportation barriers.
If you or someone you know would like to request help, please fill out this request form: bit.ly/vaxhelpCVVN. CVVN will also have a hotline number starting next week.
Hygiene, mobility aids, and medical supplies available for groups
The Local & Domestic Giving Program at MedWish International, one of our partners to provide PPE supplies, gets families and individuals the medical equipment and supplies they need to improve their quality of life. Local health care providers and community groups can request supplies including hygiene products, mobility aids, respiratory equipment and more. Please click here to learn more and to complete the application form.
Continuing in the month of April, MedWish has secured grant funding that will cover the normal fees associated with receiving supplies and/or equipment through this program. Questions? Please contact email@example.com.
Community building during the pandemic
So much of our work in the community requires us to be in contact with others, and community spread is still higher now than last summer.
In addition to wearing masks, one way to reduce this risk is to self-isolate after activities that put you at risk of exposure to Covid, and to get a free Covid test by calling 211 to make an appointment at the Cuyahoga County Board of Health, The Centers, Metrohealth (440-592-6843), Rite Aid, CVS, or Walgreens. Because there is currently less demand for testing, many facilities are returning results in 1-2 days.
- Connect with other community builders, get project advice, or practice mindfulness and self-care at a Neighbor Up Virtual Community of Practice.
- Share your events on the Cleveland Pandemic Response Facebook group.
- Offer or request help for you or your neighbors in Cleveland Pandemic Response’s mutual aid Community Hub at cleveland.recovers.org
- Crowdfunding: Contact ioby to set up a crowdfunding campaign and see if you are eligible for matching funds.