We have compiled a list of non-profit organizations working to assist
families and individuals during these unprecedented times. Most agencies are in
need of financial donations first and foremost, though some have requests
for specific items that are in short supply. Many volunteer opportunities
also are available for those who are healthy and able lend their talents and
skills to assist those who are most vulnerable.
If you have a donation you would like to make or a question about donating, please send an email to esf6.donations@ClarkCountymacc.com. You also can visit the InItTogetherSNV.com website for more volunteer and donation information.
Blood Donation Information
As blood drives are canceled due to coronavirus concerns, these organizations are seeking healthy donors to give blood to help patients in need. Information about safety measures in place to protect donors is available on their websites.
Vitalant (formerly United Blood Services)
- Donation appointments are encouraged and can be made online via the DONATE button. Search for blood drives or donor centers using your zip code or you can call 877- 25-VITAL.
- Vitalant donor centers in the Las Vegas are open 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. at these locations:
- Las Vegas: 6930 W. Charleston Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89117
- Northwest Las Vegas: 4950 W Craig Rd., Las Vegas, NV 89130
- Henderson: 601 Whitney Ranch Dr., Henderson, NV 89014
American Red Cross of Nevada
- People or organizations wishing to make an appointment to donate blood can make appointments online or via its mobile app.
- Volunteers also are needed to transport blood to local hospitals and coordinate blood drives. Visit www.RedCross.org/volunteer/become-a-volunteer.html or call Bonnie Cook, volunteer recruitment specialist at (702) 268-3207.
Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada
Catholic Charites of Southern Nevada provides food and shelter with comprehensive services to help transform the lives of the most vulnerable people in our community. In the face of the coronavirus outbreak, the organization is seeking financial donations and healthy volunteers to help maintain the increased demand for services to help those experiencing hardship.
Donations & Volunteers
Delivering With Dignity
Delivering with Dignity was created by community partners as a pilot project to bring high-quality meals directly to the most vulnerable families and seniors in our community who are safest staying home to avoid the risk of exposure to coronavirus. The program is intended to be an emergency response system to provide meals, as a last resort, to the community's poorest and most vulnerable residents. Nonprofit agencies are identifying clients who most need the program based on these key criteria: They are at highest risk for being exposed to coronavirus if they leave their homes according to CDC guidelines; they have no relatives or friends who can help them acquire groceries from a store or community donation site; they aren't being served by any other community agency for food provision; and they are financially unable to meet their food needs without leaving their homes and cannot afford to order takeout or delivery services.
Donations: Financial donations to Delivering with Dignity are being accepted by The Moonridge Foundation at moonridgefoundation.org.
Requests for Service: Callers requesting service through the Delivering with Dignity program are asked to call (888) 603-3548. Callers who dial the new toll-free number will be asked to leave a message with their name and telephone number. Call takers are working to return calls in a timely manner.
Inquiries about volunteering to become a driver are being handled by the United Way of Southern Nevada. Volunteers are asked to fill out and submit an online volunteer form.
Important things to know for Volunteers:
- Must NOT be in the "at-risk" group as defined by CDC guidelines for COVID19.
- Must be currently employed or on laid-off status.
- Must have a valid NV driver's license.
- Must have current automobile insurance.
- We are not providing gas reimbursement. However, we are incredibly grateful for your generosity.
- Social distancing is incredibly important throughout the process and volunteer guidelines will be provided.
Copia, a for-profit technology company that intelligently redistributes highly perishable excess food from businesses and restaurants directly to nonprofits most in need of food, is a partner in the program. To learn more visit GoCopia.com or email them to get involved at hello@GoCopia.com.
Foster Kinship supports relatives and close family friends raising children in Clark County foster care.
Donations & Volunteers
- Need: Size 4 and 6 diapers, pull ups, formula, hand sanitizer, Lysol wipes
- Financial donations can be made online at: www.fosterkinship.org/donate
- Opportunities include share your expertise with a kinship caregiver support group, or to provide ongoing support at the kinship resource center.
Nevada Community Foundation
The Nevada Community Foundation is accepting financial donations in support of the Nevada COVID-19 Response, Relief and Recovery Task Force. The task force was created by Governor Sisolak and state officials to mitigate the direct and indirect effects of the COVID-19 virus on Nevadans and serve as a collaborative force in the state's recovery. The Nevada COVID-19 Task Force is working to connect resources with community needs and remove barriers so as to facilitate direct and efficient communication between community partners and the appropriate authorities.
Funds donated to the COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund will be used to:
- Make grants and payments to assist the State of Nevada and its political subdivisions in responding to COVID-19;
- Provide assistance and supplies to first responders and healthcare providers (individuals and institutions);
- Aid Nevada nonprofits in addressing and recovering from the COVID-19 emergency;
- Provide assistance to Nevada residents impacted by the COVID-19 emergency, particularly those most vulnerable because of health, economic or other circumstances; and,
- Take such actions and make such payments as Nevada Community Foundation determines appropriate to respond to the COVID-19 emergency.
Online donations to the COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund may be made here: https://www.nevadacf.org/donate-now/.
Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth (NPHY)
NPHY is the most comprehensive service provider for the thousands of young people experiencing homelessness in our community. NPHY provides 24/7/365 access to life-changing services for homeless youth, age 12 – 20. Youth in need of help can also walk into any Terrible Herbst convenience store, City of Las Vegas Fire Station, Las Vegas-Clark County Library, Henderson Library, or get onto any Regional Transportation Commission bus and ask for a safe place where they will receive immediate help. Youth can also call NPHY's Safe Place Crisis Hotline: 866-U-R-SAFE (827-3723)
Donations and Volunteers
- Cash donations can be made at NPHY.org
- In-kind donations including gift cards, new/gently-used clothing, hygiene supplies and frozen/snack/non-perishable food may be delivered Mon. – Sat., 8 a.m. – 7 p.m. at our Drop-In Center (4981 Shirley St., Las Vegas)
- NPHY's volunteer orientations are offered the first and third Wednesday each month, 5 – 6 p.m. at our Drop-In Center (4981 Shirley St., Las Vegas). To volunteer: firstname.lastname@example.org.
3600 N. Rancho Drive
Project 150 partners with the Clark County School District and 64 schools in the Las Vegas Valley to provide food, hygiene items and school supplies to homeless, displaced, and disadvantaged high school students. The organization is currently serving a growing number of students and their families with meal bags and hygiene products through curb-side, contact-less pickup service at its location. The bags are packed with fresh food and non-perishable items to provide breakfast, lunch and dinner for a family of four. Students must be enrolled in high school and have a current student ID to receive service.
Currently we are requesting financial contributions to help us meet the increased needs of these students and their families. Donations can be made via our website at https://portal.project150lv.org/donate/.
Phone: (702) 210-5110
The Salvation Army of Southern Nevada operates 16 facilities and more than 20 programs and services throughout Southern Nevada. The Salvation Army gives a hand up, not a handout and serves those in need without discrimination or judgment.
Donations and Volunteers
Will accept perishable/non-perishable food items, but greatest need is bottled water. Monetary donations satisfy most needs, as money can be allocated accordingly. Monetary donations may be made by going to www.SalvationArmySouthernNevada.org (click on the "big, red kettle").
In-kind donations of bottled water and/or food items may be delivered to three different locations:
- Henderson— Salvation Army Henderson United Corps, 830 E. Lake Mead Pkwy., Mon. – Fri. 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
- Las Vegas—Salvation Army, 35 W. Owens Ave.
- Mesquite—Salvation Army Family Service Center, 742 W Pioneer Blvd. Suite D, Mon. – Fri. 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
- Pahrump—The Salvation Army Pahrump, 721 S. Buol Rd., Mon. – Thurs. 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
To volunteer for weekend food distribution and lunch service (the organization's greatest need), call Kisha Alderman at 725-777-1368 or go to www.SalvationArmySouthernNevada.org/volunteer.
SERV-NV (State Emergency Registry of Volunteers-Nevada)
Doctors, nurses, mental health professionals and other medical professionals are needed to respond swiftly during a public health crisis. SERV-NV is Nevada's registry for Emergency System of Advance Registration for Volunteer Health Professionals (ESAR-VHP). ESAR-VHP is a national network of state-based systems, which verifies the identity and credentials of health professionals so that they can more readily volunteer for disaster, public health, and medical emergencies. By registering through SERV-NV, volunteers' identities, licenses, credentials, accreditations, and hospital privileges are all verified in advance of a public health and medical disaster or emergency. You then become part of an alert system and, when activated, respond to an emergency.
Phone: (702) 624-5792
SHARE Village Las Vegas is the only non-profit charitable organization in Las Vegas to offer 24/7/365 emergency and crisis intervention services. In response to the overwhelming number of requests and the continued evolving coronavirus state of emergency, SHARE Village Las Vegas's pantry services—located at 50 N. 21st St., Las Vegas—will expand to seven days a week, 10 a.m. – noon.
Donations and Volunteers
- Any nonperishable food items may be donated at 50 N. 21st St., Las Vegas from 10 a.m. – noon, seven days per week.
- Monetary donations may also be made via PayPal. Go to www.ShareLasVegas.org/donate for more information.
- Those interested in volunteering may contact Arnold Stalk, at (702) 624-5792 or via email at email@example.com.
The economic impact of COVID-19 is expected to increase the need for food assistance in Southern Nevada in the coming days and weeks.Donations & Volunteering
Emergency Food Distribution
- Three Square has created the Coronavirus Emergency Food Fund to allow the nonprofit to remain nimble in its daily response to those in our community affected by quarantines, school closures and economic hardships. Three Square is need of healthy volunteers.
- For more information about volunteer opportunities or to donate to the Coronavirus Emergency Food Fund, visit its website or call (702) 644-3663.
- Go to www.ThreeSquare.org/help for a list of and a map to emergency food distribution, including CCSD's 15. Hours of operation at each site are also included.
- Please call the Three Square Center at (702) 765-4030 if you need assistance locating food sites or are 60 years or older and need home-delivered groceries.
United Way of Southern Nevada
email at: COVID19@uwsn.org
United Way of Southern Nevada (UWSN) is coordinating volunteers and requests for service for the Delivering with Dignity program created to bring meals directly to the most vulnerable residents and families in the Las Vegas Valley. To request service from the program or to inquire about volunteering, contact the United Way of Southern Nevada by phone or email. To donate, visit www.uwsn.org/donate or text UWSNFUND to 313131. For up-to-date COVID-19 resources and volunteer information, visit uwsn.org/COVID19.
Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster – Southern Nevada VOAD
The Southern Nevada VOAD is the local chapter of the national Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster organization that assists communities in times of disasters or emergencies. The Southern Nevada VOAD community partners are trained in emergency response and match available volunteer skills and expertise to organization that need to maximize the efficiency and effectiveness of volunteer efforts.
To learn more about volunteering, or to join the Southern Nevada Chapter of VOAD, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org