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Below is a list of resources and information available to provide aide during COVID-19.

    GA COVID-19 Hotline

    • 844-442-2681 - State of GA
    • 478-352-4636 - Middle GA
    • 404-785-7955 - Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta for GA Families (7am-7pm)

    CDC Updates



CHARITY & VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Atlanta Community Food Bank: In this time of crisis, they continue their mission to provide meals for hungry children, hardworking families and struggling seniors. To donate visit Atlanta Community Food Bank website.
Atlanta Community Food Bank’s “Text For Help” SMS platform to assist those children, families, and seniors who need access to food during the current crisis of the COVID-19 coronavirus.

Children's Healthcare of Atlanta (CHOA) Many of you have reached out asking how you can support Children's during this unprecedented time. Our team put together a list of seven easy ways you can support Children's right now, and right from your own home. Check out the list for everything from making a donation to support our COVID-19 efforts to sending our patients smiles and our staff encouraging support. To support visit 7 Ways to Support.

Emory Healthcare is operating a drop-off donation center to accept certain unopened (sealed) medical supplies. We are in awe by the outpouring of support from the people and businesses in our community. At Emory, our commitment to improving lives and providing hope is unwavering. Please know how thankful and proud we are to call this city home. To find out what supplies are needed and for more information visit Emory Healthcare.

Families First is Georgia's largest family and children's services organization in metro Atlanta. They work to improve outcomes for youth at every stage of life by providing them with mental health support, mentorship, early education, and supportive housing and strengthening families no matter what challenges they may be facing. Parents who have the basic resources they need are struggling to adapt to our new normal. Please donate by visiting FamiliesFirst.org.

GA Gives Due to the COVID-19 outbreak in our state, we are encouraging citizens to use our platform to search and donate to causes that matter to them and help nonprofits and the communities they serve. Find A Cause.

Give Directly The COVID-19 crisis is affecting all of us in a way no other crisis has. If you’re coping and able to help someone worse off, now is the time to act. Giving directly is a fast, efficient, proven, and empowering way to do so. Visit www.givedirectly.org.

Giving Kitchen supports food service workers with compassion and care by providing financial assistance to those in crisis due to an unexpected illness, injury, death of an immediate family member or housing disaster in Georgia. Donate now.

Mary Hall Freedom House houses 250 women and 80 children of which half have lost jobs but will not lose their home or go hungry. We need your help! Donate www.maryhallfreedomhouse.org or text MHFH to 50155.

Open Hand We are passionate about building a healthier community. Through people-centered services and partnerships, we create access to healthy meals and nutrition education, empowering our clients and the community to achieve personal goals for health and wellness. To help volunteer or donate visit openhandatlanta.org.

Red Cross: Please give blood during this challenging time! Those who are healthy, feeling well and eligible to give blood or platelets, are urged to make an appointment to donate as soon as possible. Here’s how:

  • Download and use the Red Cross Blood Donor App to make an appointment at www.rcblood.org/2vsLhaA.
  • Visit RedCrossBlood.org
  • Call 1-800 RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767)
  • Activate the Blood Scheduling Skill for Amazon Alexa

Solidarity Sandy Springs We are a group of Sandy Springs residents who are concerned about the welfare of our local children and families and how they will fare the economic hardship of COVID19. Sandy Springs Middle School PTO piloted the first panty at Samad Grill on Roswell Road to serve the schools in North Sandy Springs. The Barnes Young Team joined in to create the second pantry at Under the Cork Tree in The Prado to serve the Southern Sandy Springs. Solidarity Sandy Springs is entirely volunteer run and we depend on the donations from our neighborhood supporters. We are Neighbors Helping Neighbors. To donate visit solidaritysandysprings.com.

St.Vincent de Paul Georgia (SVdP) is hosting an ongoing Emergency Food Drive to replenish their Food Recovery & Distribution Program.
    Donation Locations (M-F,10 AM - 2 PM) Items needed can be found here.
  • Chamblee Thrift Store: 5463 Peachtree Road, Chamblee, GA 30341
  • Chamblee Family Support Center: 2050 Chamblee Tucker Rd., Atlanta, GA 30341 (Behind building)

Victory Church in Norcross, along with other local churches and educational cooperatives in the Atlanta area, are working together to help meet the food and educational needs of schoolchildren who are sheltering in place at home during this COVID-19 Pandemic.
Church campuses in Norcross and Hamilton Mill are serving as drop-off locations for the top most-needed items for those in need in local communities:
  • Canned fruit
  • Soup
  • Canned chicken
  • Pasta sauce
  • Mixed vegetables
  • Jelly
  • Peanut butter
  • Boxed cereal
  • Meal-in-a-can
  • Soap
  • Shampoo
  • Deodorant
  • Toothpaste
  • Functional iPads and laptops (for children’s in-home education)

  • Items can be dropped of at either location below Sundays through Wednesdays, 2-7 p.m.:
      Norcross
    • Victory Norcross, Main Parking Lot 5905 Brook Hollow Pkwy, Norcross, GA 30071

    • Hamilton Mill
    • Victory Hamilton Mill, Parking Lot 3015 Pucketts Mill Rd, Buford, GA 30519



CHILDCARE

Quality Care for Children

This organization is keeping a list of childcare centers that are still open.
  • Phone:1-877- ALL GA KIDS (877-255-4254)
  • Time:8:30 am to 6:00 pm MON – THU; 8:30 am to 5:00 pm FRI
  • Website:www.qualityrated.org

YMCA of Metro Atlanta

YMCA will be providing childcare to medical workers that have to report to work ONLY.


EMERGENCY RELIEF

CERF+ This organization has an emergency relief grant available to artists working in the creation of original objects through the skillful manipulation of materials. Some of the artists include woodworkers, fiber artists, metalsmiths, glass artist, potters, and furniture makers. For more information and to apply, visit https://bit.ly/CERFGrant

Community Stabilization Fund Community Movement Builders wants to ensure that you and your family are safe and have everything you need during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. If you live in Pittsburgh, Atlanta, and need help purchasing food, water, or supplies, please fill out the survey below. We can purchase these items (FREE of charge for you) and arrange for you to pick them up at our community house located at 790 Welch Street SW, Atlanta, or deliver them to your door if necessary. Visit communitystabilizationfund.org to apply.

Restaurant Employee Relief Fund Through the Restaurant Employee Relief Fund, we will provide grants to restaurant industry employees who have been adversely impacted by COVID-19 financially, whether through a decrease in wages or loss of employment that results in a lack of resources to pay for essential expenses. To apply visit rerf.us/apply-for-aid.

Equal Sound This organization is helping musicians who can be legally paid in the US who has had work cancelled by the COVID19 outbreak. In order to apply, musicians must have evidence of their confirmed paid gig that got cancelled because of the COVID19 outbreak. For more information and to apply, visit https://bit.ly/EqualSoundGrant

YWCA has established the COVID-19 Emergency Relief and Community Resilience Fund
in order to continue to provide support to YWCA local associations who are on the frontlines serving more than 1,200 communities, providing services and resources for many of the most vulnerable children, women, and their families – this includes those experiencing domestic violence and/or homelessness, those facing job cut-backs, low wages, and housing loss, and those impacted by emergency school closures who lack affordable childcare options.

Disaster Loan Assistance - disasterloan.sba.gov/ela/
Loans are now available to small businesses and nonprofit organizations. Terms are set on a case-by-case basis, but many will have a 30-year repayment term. The first payment in those cases isn't due for up to 12 months. Application deadline Dec. 18, 2020. To apply, businesses should provide a tax transcript, financial statements, and a profit and loss statement. The maximum interest rate is 3.75 percent. Visit the website for details and to apply.
Invest Atlanta – Business Continuity Loan Fund www.investatlanta.com/business-continuity-loan-fund
This fund was stablished by the City of Atlanta for businesses operating in the city limits. It is available to for-profit and non-profit, with 50 or fewer full-time employees and have been in operation for 1 year. Must also have a current City of Atlanta business license and be current on all city of Atlanta taxes and fees. The loan will need to be paid back over a term not to exceed five years at an interest rate of 0%, It also has a 6 to 12 month deferment before the first payment is due. For more information or to apply, visit the website.


EMPLOYMENT

Below is a list of companies seeking to hire employees immediately.



FOOD SERVICES

    Cobb County Food Pantry (10 AM - NOON):


    DeKalb County Recreation Center Food Pick-up Locations (for students):

    Students will be able to pick up snacks at the following DeKalb County recreation centers from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday:
    • Gresham Recreation Center, 3113 Gresham Road, Atlanta, GA 30316
    • Exchange Intergenerational Recreation Center, 2771 Columbia Drive, Decatur, GA 30034
    • Redan Recreation Center, 1839 Phillips Rd., Lithonia, GA 30058
    • Tobie Grant Recreation Center, 644 Parkdale Drive, Scottdale, GA 30079
    • N.H. Scott Recreation Center, 2230 Tilson Road, Decatur, GA 30032
    • Lucious Sanders Recreation Center, 2484 Bruce Street, Lithonia, GA 30058
    • Mason Mill Recreation Center, 1340- B McConnell Drive, Decatur, GA 30033
    • Hamilton Recreation Center, 3263 Chapel Street, Scottdale, GA 30079
    • Midway Recreation Center, 3181 Midway Road, Decatur, GA 30032

    Red Door Food Pantry (March 24th - 30th, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM) will be preparing and serving dinners to-go in a drive through fashion from the First Presbyterian (183 West Main Street, Cartersville, GA 30120) parking lot. Please get your FREE tickets to this event through Eventbrite.
    If you are interested in volunteering, please join our Red Door Food Pantry Volunteers page on Facebook.

Free Meals for students K-12:

APS has received approval to open more sites for distribution of emergency student meals and run some food routes using our buses. More information on this is coming soon. For now, beginning Monday, March 16, all children and families throughout the community can receive free-bagged meals at our five APS school sites (breakfast and lunch) Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. during the District closure to prevent the spread of COVID-19:

  • Bunche Middle School - 1925 Niskey Lake Rd., SW, Atlanta, GA 30331
  • Cleveland Avenue Elementary School - 2672 Old Hapeville Rd., SW, Atlanta, GA 30315
  • Douglass High School - 225 Hamilton E Holmes Dr., NW, Atlanta, GA 30318
  • Phoenix Academy (formerly Alonzo Crim High School) - 256 Clifton St., SE, Atlanta, GA 30317
  • Sylvan Hills Middle School - 1461 Sylvan Rd., SW, Atlanta, GA 30310
  • Booker T. Washington High School - 45 Whitehouse Dr. SW, Atlanta, GA 30314
  • Hope-Hill Elementary School - 112 Boulevard NE, Atlanta, GA 30312
  • King Middle School - 545 Hill St SE, Atlanta, GA 30312
  • Thomasville Heights Elementary School - 1820 Henry Thomas Dr. SE,Atlanta, GA 30315
  • Young Middle School - 3116 Benjamin E Mays Dr. SW, Atlanta, GA 30311

  • (As a reminder, APS does not manage the hours or service at these food distribution sites. Contact the food distribution sites directly for information about their hours, service, and any other requirements for food. Click here to see the full list of food distribution sites).

Meals on Wheels

The North DeKalb, South DeKalb, DeKalb-Atlanta and East DeKalb (Bruce Street) senior centers will be open to distribute meals to their 559 customers only. Seniors will be able to pick up their meals between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Senior customers of these centers who do not have transportation should call 770-322-2950 from 9 a.m to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
The Lou Walker and Mason Mill multipurpose senior centers will be closed until further notice

These stores have altered their normal hours of operation:
  • Aldi: 9:00 A.M. - 7:00 P.M.
  • Fresh Market: (Seniors Only 8:00 A.M.-9:00 A.M.) 8:00 A.M. - 9:00 P.M.
  • Kroger: (Seniors only 7:00 A.M. - 8:00 A.M.) 8:00 A.M. - 9:00 P.M.
  • Publix: (Seniors only 7:00 A.M. - 8:00 A.M.) 8:00 A.M. - 8:00 P.M.
  • Nam Dae Mun Farmers Market: 10:00 A.M.- 9:00 P.M.
  • Target:(Seniors Only 8:00 A.M.-9:00 A.M.,Wednesday) 8:00 A.M. - 9:00 P.M.
  • Trader Joes: 9:00 A.M. - 7:00 P.M.
  • Walmart: (Seniors only 7:00 A.M. - 8:00 A.M.,Tuesdays) 7:00 A.M. - 8:30 P.M.
  • Wayfield Foods: 8:00 A.M. - 9:00 P.M.
  • Whole Foods: (Seniors only 7:00 A.M. - 8:00 A.M.) 8:00 A.M. - 8:00 P.M.


HEALTH

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Testing -
  • Cherokee County (open to 60 years and older): The Speciman Point of Collection (SPOC) site in Cherokee County will be open for COVID-19 testing starting March 23rd - 27th, to persons 60 years old and over with symptoms of COVID-19. For more information on location and hours click here.

  • Cobb County (High-risk Only) is offering drive-up testing for the Coronavirus at Jim Miller Park. Doctors will primarily screen “high-risk” individuals.

  • Family Health Centers of Georgia, Inc is offering FREE COVID-19 testing and offered to anyone who lives in the metropolitan Atlanta area; and meets nationally recognized testing criteria.
    FHCGA is maintaining regular office hours (Monday - Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.) at our Fulton County and Cobb County locations for patients to receive the primary medical care they need. Anyone who needs primary healthcare can call 404.752.1400 to schedule an office or telehealth appointment.

  • Hillside International Truth Center will host Free COVID-19 Drive-Thru Testing in the Hillside north parking lot - 2450 Cascade Rd. SW, Atlanta, GA 30311 – Thursday, May 14, 2020, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. NO APPOINTMENT REQUIRED. You must be age 18 or over. This testing is for persons who are uninsured or recipients of Medicaid or Medicare. Remember to bring a pen, photo I.D. and your Medicaid or Medicare card.

  • MAJL DIAGNOSTIC LABORATORIES All patients interested in testing must register online at www.covidtestkitnow.com, where they can order a test. Upon receipt of order, patients will be called to schedule an appointment time. You can also schedule an appointment and register by calling 877/272-5008. No walk up testing at the clinic is available.

  • Piedmont Hospital (7:00 AM - 7:00 PM, Mon - Fri.): You MUST call first, no walk-ins accepted. To schedule an appointment call 866-460-1119.

  • CVS is now operating drive-thru rapid COVID-19 testing, offered by Abbott Laboratories. At full capacity, the site will be able to conduct up to 1,000 tests per day.

  • You will need to be pre-screened online and register for a test in advance at www.CVS.com/minuteclinic/covid-19-testing.

      Address & Hours of Operation:
      352 Peachtree Place, Atlanta, GA, 30332
      Drive-through testing, by appointment, will be open seven days a week:
      Monday-Friday: 9 AM – 6 PM
      Saturday: 10 AM – 5 PM
      Sunday: 10 AM – 4 PM

  • Children's Healthcare of Atlanta: has launched a dedicated COVID-19 hotline last week to answer questions from Georgia’s families. Call 404-785-7955 seven days a week between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. to speak with one of our experts. Also, for tips on how to talk to your child about the virus and more about symptoms and prevention, visit choa.org/covid19.

  • Disaster Distress Helpline Call: 800-985-5990 Text: “talkwithus” to 66746 Website: www.disasterdistress.samhsa.gov
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 800-273-8255

CVS: is offering free medication delivery from March 9th - May 1st. Delivery is available for eligible prescription drug orders with qualifying prescription benefit programs and insurance plans. Contact your local CVS for details.
Walgreens: is waiving delivery fees for all eligible prescriptions during the COVID-19 pandemic. The will offer free delivery on any purchase at www.walgreens.com.


HOUSING ASSISTANCE

    Love Beyond the Walls This organization has set up wash stations around downtown Atlanta for the homeless to keep their hands clean. The stations are set up in Hurt Park and areas where the homeless congregate.
    Hope Atlanta is currently open and providing homeless outreach in North and South Fulton. Citizens who require services should contact Hope Atlanta at 404-817-7070 or email info@hopeatlanta.org. If you need immediate assistance and are not able to reach a representative, please call the United Way at 211.

United Way 2-1-1
Provides information & referrals to agencies in the community assisting with rent payment assistance. Search online: http://bit.ly/211online Text: send a text message to 898211 with the keyword 211od Dial 2-1-1 on your phone


UTILITY SERVICES

  • Comcast 855-846-8376 English, 855-765-6995 Spanish Starting on March 16, Comcast will be extending their service to low-income families. New customers who are low-income and live in the Comcast service are can sign up to receive 60 days of free internet service. Existing customers of their Internet Essentials service will have their speeds increased.

  • Charter-Spectrum 844-488-8395 Free broadband and wi-fi access will be available for 60 days to households with K-12 and/or college students who are new customers. Installation fees will also be waived to households with students.

  • AT&T will not terminate the service of any of their wireless, home phone or broadband residential or small business customers due to nonpayment for the next 60 days. They will also waive the late payment fees. Additionally, their fixed wireless internet and home internet customers can use unlimited data.


    • Amicoalola EMC through 2 weeks, starting on March 16.
    • AT&T for the next 60 days, starting on March 13.
    • Atlanta Gas Light April 13.
    • Atlanta Watershed for the next 60 days, starting on March 13.
    • Canoochee EMC through 2 weeks, starting March 16. Late fees are also suspended.
    • Clayton County Water Authority until further notice.
    • Columbus Water Works through April 13.
    • City of Statesboro (water & gas) for the next 30 days, starting March 16.
    • City of Sylvanis through April 13, late fees after March 15 still apply.
    • Cobb EMC for the next 30 days, starting March 16.
    • Coweta-Fayette EMC until further notice
    • Dalton Utilities for the next 30 days, starting March 24.
    • Georgia Power for the next 30 days, starting March 14.
    • Habersham EMC until further notice. Late fees are also suspended.
    • Jackson Electric will stop disconnections from March 16 – 27.
    • Macon Water Authority until further notice.
    • Newnan Utilities until further notice; however, residents are encouraged to make payments.
    • Norcross Power through April 15.
    • North Georgia EMC until further notice.
    • Okefenoke Rural EMC through April 3. Late fees are also suspended.
    • Planters Electric Membership Corp through April 15.
    • Tri-County EMC through March 31.
    • Scana Energy through April 13.
    • Southern Company until further notice.
    • Walton EMC until further notice.
    • Water Utility Management until March 31.
    • Windstream until May 12.

    • Verizon will waive late fees and will not terminate any service due to nonpayment for the next 60 days to its residential and small business customers.
    • T-Mobile is giving their T-Mobile and Metro customers unlimited data for the next 60 days starting immediately. Customers will also receive an additional 20GB of hotspot data and will be able to call family and friends in China, Iran, South Korea and all of Europe free of charge.
    • Sprint will not terminate service for customers (including small business) who are unable to pay for the next 60 days. They will also waive the late fees incurred. They will also waive the fee for international calling to countries defined as Level 3 by the CDC. Additionally, starting Thursday, March 19, customers will receive unlimited data for the next 60 days at no additional fee. They will also be offering 20GB of hotspot data free of charge soon to their customers.

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