How Can I Help?

During the COVID-19 pandemic, there are many ways that each of us can help our most vulnerable neighbors.

Help Financially – many non-profit organizations need our assistance more than ever.

  • The Inter-Faith Food Shuttle, one of UUFR’s long-time community partners, is continuing to serve individuals and families facing food insecurity. Click here to donate.
  • Urban Ministries, another long-time UUFR community partner, can no longer accept food donations, but financial donations can help them buy food to distribute. Visit urbanmin.org to make an online donation or make out a check to Urban Ministries (with “Food — UUFR” in the memo line), and send it to U.M. 1390 Capital Blvd, Raleigh 27603.
  • The U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants, which has a North Carolina Field Office, is providing cash assistance to refugee and immigrant families who have lost wages or employment because of the COVID-19 outbreak. Click here to make a donation today. UUFR’s Immigrant and Refugee Justice Ministry has outlined additional ways you can help refugees and immigrants here.

Volunteer (Safely) –

  • Tutor children from immigrant and refugee families by phone or other means. Email Amy Waters or call her at 919-710-9196.
  • Wake County Government emergency feeding sites need volunteers ages 15 years and older. Click here for more information.
  • Meals on Wheels Wake is looking for drivers to take meals to home-bound seniors Monday-Friday, 10:30 am – 1:00 pm. Click here to complete the volunteer form.
  • The Red Cross is in desperate need of blood donations. Please sign up to give now by calling 1-800-Red Cross (733-2767).

Take a Stand –

  • Call on Governor Cooper and the North Carolina General Assembly to use the $1.2 billion in Rainy Day Funds and $2 billion in unappropriated funds to respond to COVID-19 by adding your name here.
  • Sign the Move On/Poor People’s Campaign petition to President Trump and Congress supporting federal action to assist those impacted by the current crisis by adding your name here.