The Advisory Alliance
America’s Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia
There will be a Drive-Thru Food Distribution at America’s Second Harvest Food Bank (2501 E President Street) on Saturday, March 21 from 9 a.m.-noon, while supplies last. This will be a first-come, first-served, stay-in-your-car distribution, with a variety of goods and fresh produce available.
The safety and well-being of Second Harvest’s staff and the community are of utmost concern, so struct precautionary measures will be taken to ensure limited contact. Clients must remain in their cars and have a space in the back of their vehicle available for staff to conveniently load a box of food into. There will only be one box per vehicle with no exceptions.
Monetary donations can be made to America’s Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia at HelpEndHunger.org/take-action/donate.
United Way of the Coastal Empire
At this time, United Way’s offices remain open. 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.
The American Red Cross of Southeast and Coastal Georgia
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 to the American Red Cross, 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. Select which fund you prefer to support form the drop-down menu.
AT&T Distance Learning and Family Connections Fund
AT&T is creating a Distance Learning and Family Connections Fund to give parents, students and teachers tools they need for at-home learning. The fund is launching with its first contribution of $1 million to Khan Academy. Available in more than 40 languages, Khan Academy offers educational practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empowers students to study at home. Khan Academy also offers free tools for teachers and parents to help them track student progress. Learn more at KhanAcademy.org.
YMCA of Coastal Georgia
The YMCA of Coastal Georgia is announcing dedicated childcare services for Critical Professionals working to fight the COVID-19 virus and who are essential to the community fight against this global pandemic. Critical Professionals are those working the front line to protect, treat, diagnose and help stop the spread of COVID-19. Click here for a list of critical professionals whose can access free childcare at the Y.
Salvation Army of Savannah
Salvation Army of Savannah is expanding its emergency shelter facilities by preparing overnight accommodation at its Bee Road location in addition to its existing Montgomery Street shelter. This action has been taken to meet the significant increase in demand as other shelters are closing in our area and to improve levels of social distancing between residents in line with CDC guidance. The Salvation Army of Savannah is also launching a new appeal for donations and is asking people to support those in need by calling 912-200-3004 or to donate online at SalvationArmyGeorgia.org/Savannah.