WE ARE HERE
COVID-19 UPDATE - May 5, 2020
AN UPDATE ON OUR RESPONSE TO THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC
Friends,

I am reaching out with a new update on GoochlandCares' response to the ever evolving COVID-19 precautions.

I want to begin by thanking you, for remembering our clients with neighborhood food drives ( we have contactless curbside drop-off!), virtual volunteering ( check out our latest volunteer news), kind gestures in support of our staff, and of course, the many tax-deductible donations you have sent in response to the crisis.

I am moved by the kind notes that so many of you have included with your contributions. We are especially grateful for those who have donated their Federal Stimulus checks to GoochlandCares.

GoochlandCares is actively providing relief for those in need in our community - and your support makes this possible.

I am inspired by your generosity and fortitude. Please remember we are here for you.

With heartfelt thanks and best wishes,
Struggling with the
unexpected crisis?

Please call
to find out how we can help.
804-556-6260
"I am fortunate, I don't need it. I didn't ask for it, and others out there do need it. It was the right thing to do (to donate my stimulus check). GoochlandCares does a great job of helping our community and it is my little bit to help."
--from a supporter who kindly donated
his Federal Stimulus check proceeds
to GoochlandCares
HOW OUR PROGRAMS ARE BEING IMPACTED
AND WAYS YOU CAN HELP
FOOD PANTRY - UPDATE
We are offering online and phone pre-ordering and contact-free, curbside grocery pick-up.
The Food Pantry is open and continues to need a steady stream of donations. Please visit our Amazon wishlist to make a donation of food from home!
MEDICAL and DENTAL CLINIC - UPDATE
We are offering Tele-Medicine and when critical, curbside medical visits . Emergency dental care is also available .

During this time, we have been successful in treating our patients’ chronic and minor illnesses - keeping them out of local ERs & reducing the risk of COVID-19 to our community.

Our priority is to protect staff, volunteers and clients. Following the Governor's announcement last week that dental clinics may open for non-emergency procedures, we are carefully planning how and when to open and look forward to seeing clients again in the future. In the meantime, thank you to the volunteer dentists who have seen our clients with emergencies in their own offices.
FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE - UPDATE
We continue to meet the increased need for financial assistance through our COVID-19 Emergency Fund .
Those seeking help paying a bill can apply by phone.

 D onations to the COVID-19 Emergency Fund will provide direct relief for those in crisis.
SUPPORT and SAFETY - UPDATE
Case Management : We are making daily wellness calls to our most vulnerable clients. Again and again, our clients express tremendous appreciation for the ways GoochlandCares is helping them cope.

Sexual & Domestic Violence: We are caring for those in crisis by phone and facilitating emergency shelter when necessary.
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