It is times like this when philanthropy can lean into its leadership role and unite our community for the greater good. HandsOn Greater Richmond, as part of the Community Foundation, is responding to the COVID-19 pandemic with proactive action and collaboration.
We are in close contact with nonprofit partners and local schools to identify virtual and in-person opportunities for healthy volunteering.
We have activated the Central Virginia COVID-19 Response Fund to support the immediate and ongoing needs of local community organizations as they respond to the implications of COVID-19 in our community.
We have developed a quick and easy way for organizations to share short- and long-term needs as they relate to the continuation of essential services.
To see more on our COVID-19 response, please visit the Community Foundation website.
Please note: In times of crisis, a community can become easily overwhelmed by the amount of generous people who want to help. Right now, the best way you can help is to be part of an organized effort that is working in coordination community organizations and health care professionals. Contacting and affiliating with an established organization will help to ensure that you are appropriately trained and supported to respond in the most effective way. Please DO NOT offer unsolicited volunteer service or donate unsolicited goods such as used clothing, miscellaneous household items, medicine, or food.