It may be confusing to determine where help works
Though not definitive, here are some solid suggestions for front-line services and workers:
From the NYTimes, 4/7/20: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/07/nyregion/coronavirus-new-york-update.html?action=click&module=Spotlight&pgtype=Homepage
Donations to the EMS FDNY Help Fund, which fire officials and multiple unions have endorsed, can be made here. then
In addition, fire officials have called for donations to the FDNY Foundation — a nonprofit affiliated with the department that opened a Covid-19 fund earlier this week. A spokesman for the department said donations will be used “to help FDNY families who have Covid-19 illness, death, or who are impacted in any way.” Donations can be made here.
And on Monday, Mr. Cuomo also announced the creation of what he called the “First Responders Fund,” which is accepting donations here.
Nonprofits on the Front Lines
Citymeals on Wheels to help your elderly neighbors in need.
This is a difficult time for so many people in our city. That’s why I’m asking you to support the Food Bank for New York City and Met Council today. These organizations are doing crucial work to make sure people stay fed and healthy in the coming weeks. CouncilSpeaker Corey Johnson
God’s Love We Deliver provides emergency kits to all clients too sick to shop or cook for themselves.
The New York Community Trust NYC COVID-19 Response & Impact Fund aids nonprofit service providers struggling with the health and economic effects of the coronavirus; the fund will give grants and loans to NYC-based nonprofits that are trying to meet the new and urgent needs that are hitting the city
Robin Hood Foundation raises funds to put together a food program for their network of nonprofits serving low-income communities
Restaurants mobilizing to feed health care workers on the frontline of the coronavirus epidemic are accepting donations for the meals. Here’s a listing from Eater-NY
NoHo Restaurant Employee Relief Funds
NoHo Hospitality Family Relief Fund
Staff Relief Fund (Acme, Ray’s, The Happiest Hour, Slowly Shirley, and Tijuana Picnic)