Thur 3/26: Community resource updates!

We’ve added a number of interesting links to our info banner today that we want to highlight! Things are changing FAST and we are updating the top post daily. If you have something that should be shared, contact us here.

Masks/Medical equipment: (here)
Send an email to Amy here if you need a pickup for donations,  or deliver items directly to 765 Saratoga, Ventura.

  • Masks: New instructional video here.
  • Baby Monitors: This has been upgraded to a “NEED!” When we are through this pandemic, we will sterilize them and offer to MediCal patients that deliver and need a monitor for their newborn. Nurses are relieved these are coming in for monitoring patients in overflow rooms. 
  • Temporal infrared thermometers: Temporal infrared thermometers are sold out everywhere.  If anyone has any extras, that is another current need.  We need approximately 20. Crazy to think in America, we can’t get the basics. 
  • All other “Personal Protective Gear”: We are still seeking all PPE, isolation gowns, N95 masks, surgical masks, gloves, goggles.”  

Information/Resources: (here) Expanded links of local resources in both English and Spanish.
Resources to Support the Community During Coronavirus- English/Spanish
Bilingual list of local and online resources to support the community during coronavirus, which includes basic needs, employment interruption support, support for seniors, mental health, educational activities, and stories, projects and more, as well as how to talk about coronavirus with kids and teens to help with fear and anxiety.  https://www.ventura.org/departments/hsa/community-events/coronavirus-remote-resources/remote-resources-during-coronavirus/

Recursos para Apoyar a la Comunidad Durante el Coronavirus – español/inglés
Lista bilingüe de recursos locales y en línea para apoyar a la comunidad durante el coronavirus, la cual incluye necesidades básicas, apoyo para la interrupción del empleo, apoyo para personas mayores, salud mental, actividades educativas, cuentos, proyectos y más, además de cómo hablar con los niños y adolescentes acerca del coronavirus, para ayudar con el miedo y la ansiedad. https://www.ventura.org/departments/hsa/community-events/coronavirus-remote-resources/remote-resources-during-coronavirus/#~espa%C3%B1ol~

Donations/Volunteers : (here)

The Ventura Shelter still needs these items:
Fresh fruit, snacks, surgical mask, coffee, hand sanitizer, dawn dish soap, laundry detergent, bleach, paper towels and non-dairy milk. Let Jim Duran jimduran@me.com if you can offer any.
Also, the Area Agency on Aging is providing two weeks of food (and a roll of toilet paper) to seniors.
They probably will continue to need volunteers, though today this message is to get the word out.
Folks can pick up a box of food at 646 County Square Drive, across from Government Center in Ventura.
Food can also be delivered.
People should call 805-477-7352.
Health/Safety: (here)
Great article: “Here’s how I avoided all viral illness after my bone marrow transplant, and how you can too.”
New videos on grocery shopping safety.

New video on hand-washing.

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