How You Can Help
Personal Protective Equipment Needed
Want to help our nurses, doctors and health care workers? If you want to donate/know of businesses that may be able to help with personal protective equipment, such as surgical masks, N95 face masks, face shields and other supplies, email email@example.com
Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Centers
We can’t thank our community enough for your support during this crisis. We have been working closely with our Supply Chain team to ensure our caregivers have the necessary supplies. If you would like to make a monetary donation to support emergency preparedness and response at Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance and San Pedro please visit https://give.providence.org/CA/LittleCompanyMary-COVID-19
If you choose to support Providence Little Company of Mary with an in-kind donation, please reach out to Melissa.Forbin@providence.org who can assist you. We thank you for your support as Providence Little Company of Mary continues to provide the highest level of healthcare to our South Bay community.
Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
Businesses, organizations, and individuals looking to donate new and unused medical supplies may drop them off at the Supply Chain Operations Warehouse, 1000 West Carson Street, Torrance, CA 90502. For general questions, please contact 323-914-7926 or firstname.lastname@example.org
New and unused supplies accepted:
- Disposable face masks
- N95 masks, sometimes called respirators
- Eye protection including face shields and safety goggles
- Disposable gowns
- Disposable gloves, especially non-latex•Disposable surgical caps
- Disposable foot covers
- Wipes: bleach or antimicrobial
- Hand sanitizer
Items NOT being Accepted:
- Homemade sewed masks
- 3D ventilator parts
- Medications, food and blankets
- Medical equipment
Dates and Times:
- 7 days a week
- 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Torrance Memorial Medical Center
The local community has been incredibly supportive and so many have stepped up to help by donating critical medical supplies and equipment. In an effort to manage the overwhelming response, Torrance Memorial Medical Center has established guidelines for donations.
Anyone interested in donating items should visit www.torrancememorialfoundation.org/donate to view the list of acceptable donations and find the link to submit a request.
ALL SUPPLIES MUST BE IN UNOPENED, SEALED CONTAINERS WITH UNEXPIRED DATES. HOMEMADE ITEMS CANNOT BE ACCEPTED AT THIS TIME.
Acceptable donation considerations:
- New hand sanitizers and sanitizing wipes such as PDI, Clorox or other brand
- New clinical grade disinfectants including wipes, sprays and sanitization solutions with at least 70% alcohol
- New mask/respirator masks in boxed or packaged form
- New isolation/procedures surgical masks in unopened boxes or packages
- New N95 masks in boxed or packaged form
Preference will be given to unexpired N95s from 3M
Cannot accept physical damaged (creased, broken, water/liquid damaged) or soiled respirators
- Latex-free gloves in all sizes
- Must be in unopened boxes
GOWNS / SHOE COVERS
- New clinical gowns and New shoe covers
- Isolation gowns must be fluid resistant, not necessarily fluid impermeable
FACE SHIELDS / GOGGLES
- New plastic face shields
- Must be fluid resistant and goggles must prevent any splashes to eyes
Receiving your donations
- Donations may be dropped off at the Lundquist Tower or West Tower entrances.
- Please fill out the gift-in-kind form at www.torrancememorialfoundation.org/donate to expedite the process
In-kind food donations are being reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Refer interested donors to www.torrancememorialfoundation.org/donate
Questions may be directed to COVID.email@example.com or (310) 784-4843.
Local Volunteer Match
PVPUSD School Board Member Linda Reid is coordinating a volunteer effort to match up senior citizens needing errand/grocery/meal help in PV with volunteers. PVPUSD students, parents, and alums unexpectedly home from college will assist! Any older residents may email Member Reid at firstname.lastname@example.org to be matched up with a local volunteer during this difficult isolating time.
PVNet 3D Printing Face Shields for Health Care Workers
Local technology education nonprofit PVNet is using 3D printers to make free medical face shields for health care workers and first responders. To find out how you can support this effort, visit: gf.me/u/xvta6n
For 28 years, residents and Block Captains have worked together through RPV Neighborhood Watch to build safe and cohesive neighborhoods. Working cooperatively between neighbors and law enforcement has resulted in supportive neighbors who help each other when necessary. Those residents or blocks who are not yet a part of Neighborhood Watch can contact Gail Lorenzen at email@example.com.
Please consider checking on your older neighbors or those with underlying health conditions. There are ways to let people know you care while keeping a safe distance (e.g., a phone call, a text, a note under their door to make sure they have everything they need). Self-isolation doesn’t need to mean loneliness. Lomita Sheriff’s Station deputies are available to provide a “welfare check” for seniors. Residents are encouraged to call the station’s non-emergency number at 310-539-1661 if they are aware of seniors who are at risk or may need attention. We are all in this together.
For information on senior shopping hours at grocery stores, visit the Open for Business page.
California Health Corps
Health care professionals with an active license, public health professionals, medical retirees, medical and nursing students, or members of medical disaster response teams in California are all encouraged to join the new California Health Corps.
Interested medical and health care professionals are encouraged to visit healthcorps.ca.gov for more information and to register for the California Health Corps. Medical doctors, nurses, respiratory therapists, behavioral health scientists, pharmacists, EMTs, medical and administrative assistants, as well as certified nursing assistants are encouraged to step up and meet this moment to help California respond to the outbreak.
Californians for All
California Volunteers’ Californians For All service initiative unites organizations in desperate need of volunteers with Californians looking to serve and share their commitment to their neighbors, while ensuring stay-at-home and physical distancing protocols are met. The initiative focuses on recruiting younger Californians to help the most vulnerable throughout the state, including the elderly who are at higher risk of infection.
Californians are encouraged to join Californians For All by signing up at californiansforall.ca.gov. Participants will receive an email from California Volunteers with information on what they can do in real time to help out, and those who opt in to volunteer will be contacted by local nonprofit partners when opportunities open up in their area.
Make a Donation
Los Angeles County officials encourage members of the public who want to help those in the community experiencing hardships to make monetary contributions to reputable non-profit organizations or to the funds listed below, which are supporting COVID-19 disaster efforts.
The California Community Foundation launched the COVID-19 LA County Response Fund, which supports community needs identified by our partners in health, housing, education and immigration.
United Way of Greater Los Angeles’ Pandemic Relief Fund supports L.A. County’s unsheltered residents who are especially vulnerable to the coronavirus, and low-income individuals, students and families at imminent risk of homelessness and hardships due to health and economic impacts of coronavirus.
Philanthropy California’s disaster resilience team is coordinating with state agencies and partners to respond to the impacts of COVID-19/Coronavirus. You can search for Los Angeles County non-profits through this site.
Give a financial gift or lifesaving blood.