Blood banks are reporting a sharp drop in donations, attributed to fears about contracting COVID-19. Donating blood is a safe process and people should not be concerned about giving or receiving blood during this challenging time. And while blood isn’t needed for coronavirus treatment, it’s urgently needed for all of the other medical issues. We need more healthy donors to give now to prevent a blood shortage.
Help Colorado Now has raised $7.7 million dollars from nearly 4,000 individuals, foundations and companies since the fund launched. The grant process has now begun and will be on a rolling basis. Those interested in applying for relief funds up to $25K can apply here.
Cash donations can be made to the Broomfield Community Foundation in care of “Disaster Relief Fund ’’ at broomfieldfoundation.org.
Broomfield FISH is accepting CASH donations so they can buy in bulk. The website has donation information.
A Precious Child is accepting household items, including cleaning supplies and hygiene items. The website has donation information.
“Every hand we don’t shake should be a call we place, every embrace we avoid should be replaced with a kind word and every foot we physically place between ourselves should become a selfless act or offer to help" - City & County Manager Jennifer Hoffman