CORONAVIRUS: HOW TO SERVE

How can we best love and serve our community during this time?
In addition to helping those in your immediate circles, we recommend partnering with the following local ministries. 
 
Please note: These are the best ways to support these ministries and organizations at this time. These needs may change as the situation changes. We will constantly update this page as we are aware of changes.

Cloth Masks

We have an urgent need for top quality masks for medical personnel, first responders, families of patients, and those who are considered high risk. We are assembling a team that can provide thousands for our area.  We currently need volunteers to sew masks (not a novice but skilled, experienced seamstresses) and deliver them. If you are interested in volunteering, please email Michelle Ferrell at michelle@englewoodbaptist.com to find out how you can get involved.
 
Alternatively, if you know of someone in need of a mask, please also email Michelle Ferrell at michelle@englewoodbaptist.com.

Nash UNC  Health Care

Thank Our Staff: Want to thank our healthcare workers but aren’t sure how to do so in a safe way? Send us pictures or a video of you or your family offering words of encouragement and appreciation. Photos of handmade posters or hand-written notes, for example, will be shared with our staff. You can send your pictures and videos to NashUNCHealthCare@gmail.com.
 
Donations:
Nash UNC Health Care is accepting donations of PPE (personal protective equipment), hand sanitizer or hand soap, and other items. Medical Equipment you may donate:
  • Face masks (N95, surgical, with/without shields, handmade)
  • Protective gowns
  • Disposable shoe covers
  • Eye protection
  • Disinfectant spray/wipes
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hand soap
  • Disposable gloves
  • Nasal swabs
If you have any questions regarding items you can donate, or want to set up an appointment to drop-off your donation, please contact nashpublicrelations@unchealth.unc.edu.
 
Food Donations:
Snacks will be placed in the relaxation rooms that our staff are able to use during their breaks. These donations should be coordinated with the Nash UNC Health Care Foundation and not taken to the hospital. Please email Kathleen.fleming@unchealth.unc.edu or call Kathleen at 252-578-2273 or Stacy at 704-562-9721 to make arrangements. Gift cards are also appreciated and will be used to purchase snack items. Want to support local restaurants while also supporting our staff? Contact Rich Jared to coordinate a meal delivery for a unit or group of employees, or call 252-962-3473.

 Peacemakers

We are continuing to prepare weekly food boxes for 60-70 Williford Elementary families most in need. Currently, our biggest food needs are:
  • Lunch meat
  • Cheese
  • Cereal
  • Microwaveables
  • Fruit cups
  • Please bring all donations to 2221 W. Raleigh Blvd., Rocky Mount, NC.
If you have questions or would like to help with food delivery on Thursdays at 11 AM, please contact Michelle McNeil at (252)212-5044 or michelle@rockymountpeacemakers.org.

 Meals on Wheels

Meals on Wheels has suspended their service through the end of April. Please check back at the end of the month for volunteer updates. If you have any questions, please call Donna Dickens at (252)452-0107 as soon as possible.

Your Choice Resource Center

At this time, Your Choice Resource Center, is unable to accept volunteers during this time. Please check their website or back here for updates regarding their volunteer status. Click here to donate online.