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Repairers of the Breach

Medical Supplies

1. Relief International which operates in 16 countries throughout Africa, the Middle East and Asia, has focused some of its efforts on helping Iran, where more than 84,000 infections and at least 5,200 deaths have been reported.

2. Heart to Heart International is distributing urgently needed equipment and medication to its partners around the world. Medical supplies are also being delivered to providers on the front lines.

3. The International Medical Corps has been working with local and national health officials in more than 30 countries to provide expertise, equipment, training and triage and treatment services.

4. Americares is providing personal protective equipment and training to health care workers on the front lines of the outbreak. More than 34 tons of protective supplies, including 1.4 million protective masks, have already been delivered to facilities in 40 states.

Blood Donations

5. American Red Cross – Those seeking to give something other than money can look here. There is a severe blood shortage because of a high number of blood drive cancellations during the outbreak, it said. Healthy donors are urged to give blood, platelets or AB plasma.–covid-19–and-blood-donation.html

6. The American Association of Blood Banks has a tool on its website to help eligible donors find nearby blood donation sites. Patients who have recovered from Covid-19 can donate convalescent plasma, which is rich in antibodies and may help patients who are currently fighting the infection.

7. America’s Blood Centers, the largest network of nonprofit blood centers in North America, also provides information and resources related to blood donation.

Food Insecurity

8. World Central Kitchen has stepped in to distribute meals to children and others in New York City, Washington, D.C., Little Rock, Ark. and Los Angeles, after many schools closed.

9. Feeding America is the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization, with a network of 200 food banks and 60,000 food pantries across the country. Its Covid-19 Response fund is helping food banks across the country.


10. UNICEF is providing hygiene and medical kits to schools and health clinics.

11. Save the Children has partnered with No Kid Hungry to make sure schools and community programs have the support they need to keep children fed during the pandemic.

12. First Book has the goal of delivering eight million books to children in the United States who do not have internet access or home libraries so they can continue learning while schools are closed.!/donation/checkout

Vulnerable Populations

13. Humanity & Inclusion, which works with the local authorities in more than 55 countries, has helped more than 2.1 million people during natural and civil disasters. Now it has new projects to protect refugees, older adults and those with disabilities as they grapple with the virus.

14. The Salvation Army is helping low-wage employees who are facing layoffs, limited hours and child care challenges. The Salvation Army provides shelter to the homeless, feeds children who typically rely on school meals, and offers assistance with rent and mortgage payments.!/donation/checkout

15. Oxfam America, which operates in 65 countries, focuses on assisting refugees where social distancing is virtually impossible and access to clean water, soap and medical facilities is limited.

16. Free Wheelchair Mission is providing health care workers in developing countries with essential medical supplies to care for children and adults with disabilities, including wheelchairs, walkers and canes.

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