What Charlotte needs this week and how you can help (4/6/2020)

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The Stan Greenspon Center for Peace and Social Justice and Queens University have joined CharMeck Responds Coalition (CRC), https://charmeckresponds.org/. The CharMeck Responds Coalition is made up of many faith partners, nonprofits, businesses, and other community organizations that are committed to making sure all the members of our community are cared for during this unprecedented time. This Coalition is part of the city/county’s VOAD Team (Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster, FEMA’s Emergency Support Function #16), reporting to Charlotte-Mecklenburg Emergency Management.

If you are looking for a way to help at this time, we are offering a few options:

1) PPE Drive – Please see the attached document and share throughout your networks. In addition to that, we would ask that organization utilize this survey to allow the VOAD team a better understanding of available PPE resources in the city. Click here to fill out a brief survey.

2) Second Harvest Service Opportunity – Second Harvest Food Bank has set up an opportunity to serve at the Charlotte Convention Center. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday (4/7-4/9) either in the morning (9am-12pm) or afternoon (1pm-4pm). Participants must be 18 years or older. Masks and gloves will be provided. There will be three 10 person teams during each time slot. If you would like to participate by coordinating a team, please email Jessica Pierson, jessica@forcharlotte.org.

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