032720OutbreakCoronavirusAs the COVID-19 pandemic continues to take lives and strain resources, you might be wondering how you can help. Perhaps the most important thing you can do is help slow the spread of the virus by following public health guidance. But if you’re still looking to do more, here are several ways you can make a difference in Sonoma County and beyond.

Volunteer

Volunteers are urgently needed to help the Sonoma County community respond to challenges related to COVID-19, the county says. The Center for Volunteer and Nonprofit Leadership is coordinating Sonoma County volunteers to make sure community members stay safe, healthy, fed and connected to social services.

To learn about current COVID-19 volunteer opportunities visit: The Center for Volunteer and Nonprofit Leadership – COVID Response

If there are no volunteer opportunities posted at this time, you may register for future need by listing your availability and skills here: Volunteer Portal 

Nonprofit agencies looking for volunteers can indicate their needs at https://cvnl.org/volunteer-recruitment-help/.

Donate Blood

There is an urgent need to replenish blood supplies in Sonoma County. To donate, call (707) 258-4825 or visit vitalant.org to make an appointment.

Donate

To best meet immediate needs and to protect the health and safety of the community during the COVID-19 response, local nonprofits request financial donations instead of clothes or used items.

The Salvation Army requests NEW (in the original package) personal protective equipment (PPE) to supplement healthcare shortages. These items can be donated at:

Salvation Army
93 Stony Circle
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
Monday – Friday, 9am – 3pm

Items needed:

  • New unused N95 masks with or without the valve
  • Unopened protective goggles in original packaging
  • Unused original packaging hospital gowns

It is preferred to have items in bulk. Only healthy people should be dropping off donations. If you are not feeling well or are exhibiting any COVID-19 symptoms, please stay home and call your doctor.

Sonoma County Business Donations

The Sonoma County is currently seeking donations from the business community for items that would continue support for our regional healthcare employees, provide necessary patient-care and help safely identify Coronavirus concerns.

The primary items needed include:

  • New unused N95 masks with or without the valve
  • Unopened protective goggles in original packaging
  • Unused original packaging hospital gowns
  • Tyvek Coats and Body Suits
  • Nitrile gloves
  • Bleach
  • Face shields

Contact (707) 565-6038 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any support you might be able to provide.

Statewide

The state of California has a page dedicated to ways to help during the pandemic. Actions include: 

  • delivering meals
  • donating to food banks and shelters
  • volunteering at food banks
  • supporting nonprofits
  • conducting wellness checks on vulnerable people
  • creating hygiene kits, and
  • donating blood
Health professionals can also sign up for the California Health Corps.
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