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Caring for those affected by COVID-19

An invitation to support the COVID-19 response

We are pulling together our expertise and knowledge to help those most in need – our students and their communities. We recognize that now, more than ever, it is important for students to receive resources about how to stay both physically and mentally strong as they grapple with anxiety, isolation and illness. These resources can be found here.

HealthCorps’ COVID-19 resources were recognized in Charity Navigator‘s Hot Topic relief list for non-profits in Education and Awareness responding to the novel coronavirus crisis. View the full list here.

Former President Barack Obama urges financially-able Americans to help those hit the hardest by COVID-19 by sharing the link to Charity Navigator’s Coronavirus relief list, which features highly-rated, trustworthy charities who have created funds to support communities around the world affected by the outbreak. This growing list of twenty-six nonprofits includes HealthCorps, Children’s Hunger Fund, and Americares.

HealthCorps is listed by Charity Navigator for raising awareness of ways to prevent COVID-19 and how to cope with the stress it’s causing.

Press Release by Charity Navigator

Impact on Communities

We are working with our schools and community partners to ensure that our students have access to the resources, like food and supplies, needed to continue to thrive during this prolonged period of school closure.

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Number of Hours Served

30,812

Number of Meals Distributed

(580 breakfasts, 708 lunches, & 1,949 grocery bags/boxes)

191,947

Individuals reached through HealthCorps programming and service projects since the onset of the Coronavirus pandemic

Coordinator Blaire Hirt in Miami, Florida organized service work with the My Life My Power Institute to provide 50 bagged lunches for kids and families in Liberty City community.

Coordinator Miranda Rowe in New York City purchases groceries to donate to those experiencing insecure housing in Queens, NY.

Coordinator Jessica May in Barbourville, KY works with her school to bring their students breakfast and lunch each week — while practicing social distancing.

Coordinator Gabriella Mendez in Kingston, OK donated groceries for senior members of her community & for the backpack program at her school.

Coordinators Jasmine Martinez, Stephanie Drago, and Nicole Edwards in California package & deliver groceries for families and seniors who are in need or considered to be at-risk. 

Coordinator Jaclyn Miller in Purcell, OK delivered food via bus to the students who are recipients of free or reduce lunches.

Upcoming Service Projects

Shawn Wright​ in Corbin, KY created & distributed Grab N Go breakfast and lunch bags. Partnered with Corbin City Schools.

Jessica Silon​ in Oxnard, CA Initiate “Farmworker Family Support Packages”: HC Swag, HC handouts, dry goods, produce. Partnered with Foodshare & Patagonia

Nicole Edwards in Upland, CA created & distributed Grab N Go breakfast and lunch bags. Partnered with Upland High School.

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