Written By Bianca Sanabria, Chair, Sustainable Development Committee
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:
https://www.atlantichealth.org/patients-visitors/donate-volunteer.html Hackensack Meridian Health: https://www.hackensackumc.org/donate/
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)
Chilton Medical Center - Atlantic Health System (Morris County)
Hackettstown Medical Center - Atlantic Health System (Warren County)
Morristown Medical Center- Atlantic Health System (Morris County)
Newton Medical Center-Atlantic Health System (Sussex County)
Overlook Medical Center- Atlantic Health System (Union County)
Holy Name Medical Center ( Bergen County)
Small donations can be dropped off at the Security Desk of RWJBarnabasHealth, 95 Short Hills Road, West Orange, NJ 07052
The Valley Health Hospital-Valley Health System
Donations can be dropped off at the hospital's main entrance at 223 North Van Dien Avenue, Ridgewood, NJ
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.