COVID-19 How to Help
As communities around the world are urged to shelter in place, self-isolate, and stay at home, the Webster Groves community and greater St. Louis community is always eager to lend a hand. Below are just a few ways to donate, volunteer, and support organizations working to keep all of us safe and healthy. (Updated 3/30/2020)
- The American Red Cross - The Red Cross faces a severe blood shortage. Make an appointment online or call 1-800-RED-CROSS.
- Meals on Wheels - The Meals on Wheels COVID-19 Response Fund is seeking donations so local communities have what is needed to continue to deliver to our most at-risk Americans.
- Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Donations (County) -
The St. Louis County Police Office of Emergency Management is seeking immediate assistance in gathering PPE. To be clear, area first responders have PPE at this time. This is a forward-thinking decision that will ensure area first responders have the necessary equipment for the duration of the pandemic. If you or your organization is able to provide this equipment, email EOCdonations@stlouisco.com. Officials will respond and coordinate pick-up from any location in the area, state, or Midwest region. For the safety of our responders, we cannot currently accept used equipment, food, drink, open packages, or homemade items. Items currently needed include: surgical masks, nitrile gloves (latex free), safety glasses, sanitizing wipes, N-95 masks, medical gowns, goggles, face shields, disposable coveralls, hand sanitizer, and booties.
- St. Louis Area Foodbank - The COVID-19 Relief Plan page for the St. Louis Area Foodbank includes ways to help with monetary donations, food donations, virtual food drives, and volunteering.
- St. Louis Community Foundation - COVID-19 Regional Response Fund
- St. Louis Community Foundation - Gateway Resilience Fund
- St. Louis County Health Volunteer Form - County Executive Page has asked those with medical professional experience to volunteer if able.
- St. Louis County Information on Scams - Often, emergency situations bring an increase in attempts to take advantage of vulnerable individuals. Visit St. Louis County for information on what to look for and how to report.
- Webster-Rock Hill Ministries - Webster-Rock Hill Ministries has an increased need for specific items, as well as increased requests from clients. Beginning Friday, March 27, there are new procedures for in-kind donations. Visit them online for details.