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Help Colorado Now: Go here for coronavirus volunteer and donation opportunities

Posted: 11:39 AM, Mar 18, 2020
Updated: 2020-03-18 20:17:27-04
Help Colorado Now coronavirus volunteer

DENVER — Gov. Jared Polis on Wednesday announced a central website for anyone looking to volunteer or donate to the state's response to the coronavirus.

On HelpColoradoNow.org, you can sign up to volunteer or contribute to the state's COVID Relief Fund, so more resources become available to fight the spread of COVID-19, including medical supplies, nursing home support coverage, homeless shelter coverage and cleaning supplies.

Polis also asked for blood donations from anyone who is healthy and eligible. Blood donations can be arranged through Vitalant at vitalant.org.

The relief fund, which is also hosted by Mile High United Way, will help an array of issues, including preventative efforts and people who have lost their jobs due to the outbreak.

Polis also announced a resource for childcare for essential workers, such as hospital and public safety employees. The Colorado Emergency Child Care Collaborative will work with employers in those fields to survey employees who might meet the criteria. Possibilities for the program inclue licensed in-home care, a center-based program, a school-based program and on-demand child care. The program will match families in need with the providers.

Go here for more information about the Colorado Emergency Child Care Collaborative and the survey.