Following the outbreak in Wuhan China, New York City became an instant hotspot for the COVID-19 pandemic. Gov. Cuomo ordered a mandatory shelter-in-place for all non-essential workers in March 2020. With over 39,000 cases, it became imperative for our community to start working together to flatten the curve. NYC COVID Relief was founded on the principle of aiding underserved communities that are currently being hit the hardest and with its members often unaware of community efforts: Brooklyn, Bronx, Elmhurst, Staten Island, Yonkers.
Update: As of May 1, 165000 cases have been documented in NYC alone.
We started as a grassroots project and centralized hub of public resources to the general community in one location: (1) PPE donation lines for healthcare providers (2) PPE supplier lines for healthcare institutions (private) (3) Resources for displaced NYC workers, individuals and small businesses (4) Educational material to those not in the know (immigrants, students, parents, etc) (5) Local on-the-ground donation runs (6) Serving as a direct contact to distribute and/or re-distribute donated PPE to hospitals
In collaboration with sister organizations, we're now also working towards: (1) basic PPE and testing kits to Nursing Homes and secluded areas of the city, hidden hotspots for COVID deaths
While our focus is with NYC, many of our resources are applicable to NYS and other states. If interested in volunteering, please fill out our volunteer form.
**We accept PPE donations for re-distribution within the tristate area. Please contact us for information on how to proceed.**
SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University, University Hospital of Brooklyn SUNY Downstate Medical Center at Bay Ridge One Brooklyn Health System/Interfaith Medical Center One Brooklyn Health System/Brookdale University Hospital One Brooklyn Health System/Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center NY Health & Hospitals/Kings County NY Health & Hospitals/Coney Island The Brooklyn Hospital Center Maimonides Medical Center New York-Presbyterian/Brooklyn Methodist Hospital NYU Langone Hospital/Brooklyn (Lutheran) Brooklyn VA Medical Center - Haym Solomon Home for Nursing & Rehabilitation Sea Crest Nursing & Rehabilitation Center Shore View Nursing Home King David Center for Nursing & Rehabilitation Atrium Center for Nursing & Rehabilitation Crown Heights Center for Nursing & Rehabilitation Linden Center for Nursing & Rehabilitation Bushwick Center for Rehabilitation & Nursing New Carlton Rehabilitation & Nursing
Staten Island University Hospital Richmond University Medical Center
NY Health & Hospitals/Jacobi Montefiore Medical Center
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center NY Health & Hospitals/Bellevue Hospital - Northern Manhattan Rehabilitation and Nursing Riverside Premier Rehabilitation & Nursing
New York-Presbyterian/Elmhurst Queens - Fairview Rehab & Nursing Home The Silvercrest Center for Nursing & Rehabilitation Forest Hills Care Center
St. Joseph's Medical Center St. John's Riverside Hospital