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LIST: How you can help East Texas non-profits during COVID-19 pandemic

If you know a nonprofit that has needs at this time, send an e-mail to news@cbs19.tv or text 903-600-2600.

East Texas Food Bank

East Texas Food Bank is working with Feeding America, Feeding Texas, and NETHealth to provide food to the 1 in 5 East Texans facing hunger. If you would like to support the East Texas Food Bank during this time, you can contribute your time by volunteering or by donating financially. 

People Attempting to Help (PATH) 

PATH will be open for operation from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., with only food pantry assistance available this week. The nonprofit is operating under normal circumstances, with different hours, but determine on a week by week basis what they will do. They need donations, volunteers, canned food, peanut butter and hygiene products.

Hiway 80 Rescue Mission

Hiway 80 is still serving the homeless and hungry in Tyler. Right now, the charity is in need of Monetary donations, canned food and hygiene products.

American Red Cross

The American Red Cross now faces a severe blood shortage due to an unprecedented number of blood drive cancellations during this coronavirus outbreak. Healthy individuals are needed to donate now to help patients counting on lifesaving blood. 

Boys & Girls Clubs of America

The Boys & Girls Clubs of America need help raising funds to provide groceries to kids participating in its more than 2,500 clubs, plus virtual academic support such as digital activities and learning opportunities. 

CDC Foundation

In a state of emergency, it takes a world join our new crowdfunding campaign at give4cdcf.org to combat coronavirus. Join with us to give, share and unite to make an impact.  

Center for Disaster

In response to the outbreak, the Center for Disaster Philanthropy (CDP) has launched the CDP COVID-19 Response Fund to support preparedness, containment, response and recovery activities for those affected and for the responders. 

Direct Relief

Direct Relief works in the U.S. and internationally to equip doctors and nurses with life-saving medical resources to care for the world's most vulnerable people. The organization is delivering protective masks, exam gloves and isolation gowns to healthcare organizations in areas with confirmed COIVID-19 cases. 

Feeding America

With a nationwide network of 200 food banks and 60,000 food pantries, donations to its COVID-19 response fund will help food banks across the country support the most vulnerable communities affected by the pandemic. 

Feed the Children

Works with thousands of partner agencies across the country including food pantries, shelters, soup kitchens and churches. You can make a cash donation here. If you want to donate food or hygiene items call 1-800-627-4556.  

First Book

Donations will help deliver 7 million books to children in need who don’t have Internet access or home libraries to keep learning. 

Meals on Wheels 

Meals on Wheels Ministry, Inc. serves a daily meal to over 2,500 frail, home-bound senior citizens and disabled persons every weekday in East Texas. These meals are prepared fresh at the central kitchen in Tyler. Donations and Volunteers are needed.  

No Kid Hungry

No Kid Hungry is providing $1 million in emergency grants immediately — with more to come — to help schools and community groups feed kids during the outbreak and making sure families know how to find meals while schools are closed. Donations are needed. 

Salvation Army 

Ensures people have access to food, shelter and childcare through its nationwide network. Outreach includes drive-through food pickups, community-based food delivery through canteens and meals at Salvation Army facilities. It also provides snacks and hydration to first responders. Donations are needed.