During this time while we are all facing uncertainty, let us come together to serve those around us. Here are just a few of the ways that you can get involved.
Help Someone in the Community
American Red Cross Blood Drive
There is a blood shortage in hospitals everywhere. Healthy donors are needed. Whittier Area Community Church will be holding multiple blood drives in the next few months.
To make an appointment click on the link below:
Collections @ Whittier Area Community Church
Whittier Area Community Church is gathering needed items in order to support local agencies along with foster youth in our community. Drop off the requested donations at our "Drive Thru" Drive located at the WACC Gym. We are collecting non-perishable food, hygiene items, and cleaning supplies. Drives will be the 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month from 9:15-11:45 am and 5:30-6:30 pm.
You can also check out our Amazon wish list for items to donate.
DIY Face Masks
Our local health professionals, first responders, non-profits, and our medically fragile neighbors are in need of protection and are lacking access to medical face masks. Below are templates for DIY masks and once made they can be dropped off at local police stations, medical facilities, shelters, food pantries, or any other high risk locations.
Instructions on how to sew a face mask:
Interfaith Food Center- IFC
Interfaith Food Center in a local non-profit food pantry serving our neighbors experiencing homelessness and food insecurities. They are in need sanitizing supplies (Clorox/Lysol wipes, hand sanitizer). IFC also needs men and women under the age of 65 and in good health standing to volunteer in order to continue serving the hungry in our community. Visit their website for more information.
During this health crisis, our local hospital is in of the following items:
Masks (purchased or sewn)
Sanitizing supplies (Clorox/Lysol wipes, pump hand sanitizer, bleach)
Personal Protection Equipment (Medical gowns, face shields, face masks-purchased or sewn)
Information on how to donate:
The Salvation Army will be accepting needed items Monday-Friday during business hours, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please feel free to contact The Salvation Army at 562.696.7175 with any questions regarding donations. They are in need of the following:
First aid kits
Personal hygiene items
The Salvation Army Santa Fe Springs/Whittier
12000 E. Whittier Blvd
Whittier, Ca 90606
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