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Capitol Update 4.7.2020

Posted on April 8, 2020 by admin


Dear Friends & Neighbors,

During this difficult time there are many ways for us to come together as a community to protect our front-line providers during this outbreak. Below are just a few organizations and opportunities to be of service.

Masks for Heroes

In an effort to help protect first responders and front-line emergency workers, a statewide program Masks for Heroes has been launched by the Jewish Federation of Greater New Haven. Already, approximately 500,000 masks have been distributed to every corner the state but hundreds of thousands more will be needed.

The grassroots partnership distributes Level 1, FDA approved masks to hospitals, first responders and other front-line emergency workers to combat the COVID-19 virus.

100% of all donations go directly to protect medical staff, care-givers, and first responders throughout Connecticut. If you would like to donate, you can make your tax-deductible gift online or make your tax-deductible check payable to Jewish Federation of Greater New Haven and mail to 360 Amity Road, Woodbridge CT 06525 attention: Masks for Heroes. Click Here.

CT COVID-19 Charity Connection

The Connecticut COVID-19 Charity Connection known as 4-CT was founded with the mission of supporting non-profit and charitable organizations across the state. 4-CT is providing financial support to organizations that provide childcare for first responders, food banks and other front-line providers. Click Here.

Request for Personal Protective Equipment

The Connecticut Department of Public Health has organized an effort to collect Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to distribute to hospitals and long-term care facilities. Needed items include: protective clothing, helmets, goggles, or other garments or equipment designed to protect the wearer’s body from injury or infection that are utilized by people providing healthcare services. Click Here.

Request for Volunteers

As part of the effort to increase the capacity of our state’s healthcare system, the State of Connecticut is calling for medical and non-medical volunteers to help ensure that every community in our state can combat the pandemic. Click Here.