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We are collecting supplies to distribute to those in need. We have a particular concern for the elderly and immunocompromised.


We are looking for supplies like food, medicine, hand sanitizer, masks, wipes, and other items that will be of use to those who cannot leave their homes.

If you are in need of assistance or can help please get in touch.

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Our community is facing a time of crisis. If you or your loved ones need assistance during this time. Please fill out this form. We will get back to you as soon as possible.

If you require more immediate assistance, or the form does not provide for your needs, please email us.

If you are having an emergency, do not contact us, please contact emergency services at 911.

If you or a loved one are over the age of 65, you should sign up for the Senior Call Check Program. This free program, run by the state of Maryland, will call you everyday to ensure you are alright. If they cannot get in contact with you, they will call your emergency contact, and if they are unavailable, a welfare check will be performed.

If you have been recently laid off work or had your hours reduced due to COVID-19, you are likely eligble for unemployment under the new emergency rules. See the COVID-19 unemployment FAQ for more details.

We are in need of face-masks. You can help us a great deal by making face-masks at home to donate! Please see this page for information about how to make masks that will be useful to medical professionals.

We are looking for supplies like food, medicine, hand sanitizer, masks, wipes, and other items that will be of use to those who cannot leave their homes. If you would like to donate supplies, please email us or fill out this form, and we can arrange for you to drop them off.

We are also collecting supplies to donate to FMH. They have requested: gloves, protective gowns, N95 masks, antibacterial cleaning supplies, paper products, thermometers, disposable stethoscopes, disposable pulse oxygen monitors, protective eye gear, baby monitors with audio and video capabilities.

We really need medical experts to help us develop safer volunteer protocols. We are also looking for low-risk demographic volunteers to help us with disinfecting and distributing supplies. We are mostly organizing via Slack over the Internet, so even if you are a in a high-risk demographic there may still be ways for you to help.

Please email us for an invitation. We could really use the people, so if you are interested please reach out.

If you are a medical expert and see a mistake in this page, please reach out.

Hubs

We are trying to set up distribution and collection locations in each major hub of Frederick County.

We currently have facilities in the following locations:

  • Frederick, Evangelical Reformed United Church of Christ
  • Frederick, Heartly House
  • Emmitsburg, Toms Creek United Methodist Church

We are in need of facilities in the following locations:

  • Brunswick
  • Middletown
  • Walkersville

If you know of any available spaces in those locations, please email us or fill out this form.

Below you will find a list of external links to resources you may find useful during this crisis.

Protecting Yourself

If You Are Sick

Stay home: People who are mildly ill with COVID-19 are able to recover at home. Do not leave, except to get medical care. Do not visit public areas.

Stay in touch with your doctor. Call before you get medical care. Be sure to get care if you feel worse or you think it is an emergency.

Avoid public transportation: Avoid using public transportation, ride-sharing, or taxis.

Stay away from others: As much as possible, you should stay in a specific “sick room” and away from other people in your home. Use a separate bathroom, if available.

Please see the CDC's guidance:
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/if-you-are-sick/steps-when-sick.html

If You Are Well

Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing, or having been in a public place.

If soap and water are not available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.

To the extent possible, avoid touching high-touch surfaces in public places – elevator buttons, door handles, handrails, handshaking with people, etc. Use a tissue or your sleeve to cover your hand or finger if you must touch something.

Wash your hands after touching surfaces in public places.

Avoid touching your face, nose, eyes, etc.

Clean and disinfect your home to remove germs: practice routine cleaning of frequently touched surfaces (for example: tables, doorknobs, light switches, handles, desks, toilets, faucets, sinks & cell phones)

Avoid crowds, especially in poorly ventilated spaces. Your risk of exposure to respiratory viruses like COVID-19 may increase in crowded, closed-in settings with little air circulation if there are people in the crowd who are sick.

Avoid all non-essential travel including plane trips, and especially avoid embarking on cruise ships.

In love and in solidarity with the most oppressed in our community, the ones who struggle, the discarded, the innocent, the written off, the abandoned... our resistance will continue no matter what. You are not alone, and you are not forgotten.