Local & State Resources
As a member of the Savannah business community, our hearts are with you as the world continues to battle the COVID-19 virus. We stand united as we support our local, state and federal governments to keep our families and our businesses safe. Your Chamber knows you face continuous questions about the future, and we want you to know that we are here to support you. Below is a list of local and state resources available to businesses and individuals in our community.
The COVID-19 emergency is causing many businesses, especially small businesses, to experience significant challenges. The Savannah chapter of SCORE wants its fellow Chamber members to know that their team of 45 expert business mentors is still available to provide free business mentoring services to help them navigate these uncharted waters. Mentors can work with clients remotely via phone, video or email. To talk to a SCORE mentor about your business situation call 912.652.4335 or visit their website.
Click here for more information from the Georgia Department of Labor regarding Individual Claims and more.
Established in 1981 in Savannah Georgia, America’s Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia is a locally inspired, volunteer driven nonprofit food bank and community partnering organization. Second Harvest serves as the food safety net for anyone in risk for hunger throughout Southern Georgia.
Donations can also be made to America’s Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia.
United Way operates offices in Bryan, Effingham, and Liberty counties. These community service centers directly provide local health and human services that do not often exist in smaller communities. Beyond basic emergency relief services, they also provide backpacks for weekend food distribution to children in need, mobile food pantries, and volunteer opportunities for agencies supported by United Way. Individuals who need help can call 211, an information and referral helpline that connects residents to local health and human services. You can also access 211 online.
Individuals who want to help can donate to the United Way’s COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund. 100% of all donations to the Rapid Response Fund will be used to help local families in crisis.
When a disaster threatens or strikes, the Red Cross provides onsite and follow up assistance helping clients with a place to stay, food, emotional support, comfort items and clean-up kits. The Southeast and Coastal Georgia office serves Appling, Brantley, Bryan, Bulloch, Camden, Candler, Chatham, Effingham, Evans, Glynn, Liberty, Long, McIntosh, Montgomery, Tattnall, Toombs and Wayne Counties.
When you make a monetary donation you can stipulate whether your donation goes into a Coronavirus Outbreak Fund, a general community fund, or where the organization feels it is most needed.
The Salvation Army assess the needs of each community in which they serve to understand the obstacles, hardships, and challenges native to the area’s particular population. They build local programs designed to offer immediate relief, short-term care, and long-term growth in the areas that will best benefit the community, working to continually optimize their efficacy via spiritual, physical, and emotional service.
The Salvation Army of Savannah is launching a new appeal for donations and is asking people to support those in need by calling 912.200.3004 or to donate online.
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