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UNA - USA NNJ COVID Update

Updated: Apr 12, 2020

Written By Bianca Sanabria, Chair, Sustainable Development Committee

Coronavirus COVID - 19
Coronavirus COVID - 19

There are many ways you can help those on the front lines combat COVID-19. The United Nations Association-Northern New Jersey Chapter curated a list of ways to help across Northern New Jersey. 


1. Slow The Spread 

To help flatten the curve, stay at home, practice social distancing, and wash your hands frequently. 


2. Donate To Emergency Response Funds 

Visit the following websites to donate to your local hospital’s emergency response funds. 


Atlantic Health System:

RWJBarnabas Health:


3. Donate Supplies

Healthcare systems across Northern NJ are in need of personal protective equipment (PPE) including: N95 masks/KN95 masks, general surgical masks, eye protectors, face shields, disposable gloves (vinyl and nitrile), surgical and isolation gowns, and shoe covers. You can donate PPE and other medical supplies such as test kits and ventilators by completing the following donation form: https://covid19.nj.gov/ppedonations. You can also donate to your local hospitals using the links below.

Donate needed medical supplies in the blue donation bins located 24/7 directly outside the main entrances (Directions to sites - use links below) 


Holy Name Medical Center ( Bergen County)


Email: ppedonations@njsp.org


Email: gifts@rwjbh.org

Small donations can be dropped off at the Security Desk of RWJBarnabasHealth, 95 Short Hills Road, West Orange, NJ 07052

M-F, 9:00am-5:00pm


Donations can be dropped off at the hospital's main entrance at 223 North Van Dien Avenue, Ridgewood, NJ

M-F 8:00am-5:00pm


4. Donate Blood

Visit https://www.redcrossblood.org/ to find a blood drive near you and

read guidelines for donating blood during the pandemic. 


Keep Up To Date 

For live updates and frequently asked questions for the general public, communities, businesses, and organizations, please visit:


For updates on the UN’s global response to the pandemic, visit https://www.un.org/en/coronavirus, and to stay connected with UNA-USA as you social distance, check out its Virtual Activites Hub at https://unausa.org/virtual-activities-hub






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