OTHER WAYS YOU CAN HELP WHILE THE STAY IN PLACE ORDER IS IN EFFECT:
There are many ways you can help to support local health care professionals, organizations and nonprofit organizations that serve both our local community and region. Here are just a few more ways you can help with the covid-19 response:
Support Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital! Make a donation to the COVID-Relief Fund or the Employee Assistance Crisis Fund. For more information on other wasy to support NW LF Hospital, go to https://www.nm.org/locations/lake-forest-hospital For general information on donations, see https://www.nm.org/conditions-and-care-areas/infectious-disease/covid-19/donations
Volunteer your time or expertise! Reach out to the many local organizations that support our Lake Bluff community, or search a list of COVID-19 Response Volunteer Opportunities at 211lakecounty.org Also consider donating to https://www.fillaheart4kids.org/, to help foster children living in group facilities, homeless youth, and kids who do not have consistent support. You can also volunteer by working on projects in your own home during the SIP Order; see their website for details.
Consider donating to Northern Illinois Food Bank https://solvehungertoday.org/coronavirus/
Support Midwest Veterans Closet, 2323 Green Bay Rd, North Chicago, Illinois 60064, 847) 354-2108, A great resource for active and retired military families. http://www.midwestveteranscloset.org/
Schedule an Appointment to Donate Blood! There is a severe shortage in the nation's blood supply. You can help patients across the country by giving blood. Here are some local resources to connect with:
Vitalant (formerly LifeSource) operates donations locations in Lake County. Visit vitalant.org or contact 877.258.4825 to schedule an appointment.
Visit the American Red Cross to learn about opportunities in the Lake County area
Contribute to the Lake County COVID-19 Community Response Fund! United Way of Lake County, Lake County Government, Lake County Community Foundation, and the Lake County Municipal League have joined together to create the Lake County COVID-19 Community Response Fund. Donations will be used to support local nonprofit organizations serving our most vulnerable populations in Lake County.
Contribute to Heroes Helping Heroes: To donate meals and other support to front line workers at the Captain James A. Lovell Federal Healthcare Center, make a donation of any size to: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=AKV62EP4LA6KU&source=url
Other Suggestions Where People Can Donate to Help Covid-Related Challenges? Please email info@LakeForestLakeBluff.com
THESE ORGANIZATIONS WELCOME YOUR DONATIONS. THANK YOU.