COVID-19 Resource Guide

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Updated on Wednesday, April 8. This page will be updated on an ongoing basis, so please check back frequently.

Since mid-March, 95% of Hope for New York's affiliate programs have been modified or suspended due to COVID-19.


A Letter From Our CEO, Elise Chong

 

Dear Friends,

In this season, how do we love and serve our neighbors well when we are asked to socially distance ourselves? Many of you are asking how you can help during this time, so our team has put together this resource guide as a way to share how the Hope for New York network can support each other, while still remaining mindful about taking precautions. We hope you will find this guide helpful.

>> Read the full letter from Elise Chong

 

ALSO: We want to hear your Stories of Hope during COVID-19! If you have an inspiring, encouraging, or motivating story about volunteering, interacting with an affiliate, etc., please take time to write a few words. Fill out this form.


For Volunteers | For Affiliates | For Donors | For Church Partners


FOR OUR VOLUNTEERS

 

COVID-19 Urgent Needs Volunteer page - We know not everyone can serve at this time for important reasons. If you can serve, we encourage you to check out this page. To protect the health and the safety of our affiliates, staff and volunteers, please follow these Center for Disease Prevention guidelines. If you have experienced any of the below, we ask that you not volunteer at this time:

  • A fever, cough, or shortness of breath.
  • Traveled from an affected geographic area within the past 14 days, OR
  • Been in close contact with a person with confirmed COVID-19 within the past 14 days.

> Also, per NYC.gov guidelines, do not volunteer if you are sick and/or over 50 years old (especially if you have chronic lung disease, heart disease, diabetes, cancer or a weakened immune system).

Urgent Needs newsletter - Our weekly newsletter is becoming a special COVID-19 edition that will share immediate opportunities and pray requests from our affiliates.

Your HFNY account - If you anticipate canceling any volunteer opportunities you have signed up for, please cancel as soon as possible so we can notify our affiliates.

Affiliate Prayer Requests - Our affiliates have shared ways that you can pray for them.

Your Stories of Hope - If you're still volunteering, share any encouraging stories of your time volunteering with our affiliates.

 

COVID-19 URGENT NEEDS

 

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FOR OUR AFFILIATES

 

HFNY Affiliate COVID-19 Resource Guide - Please refer to this guide for best practices. 

Brief Affiliate Survey - Take this short survey (10 minutes to complete) so that HFNY staff can contact you. We also suggest that you connect directly with your HFNY Program Manager to provide updates on any program, organizational impact, and specific prayer requests related to the COVID-19 situation. 

Affiliate Prayer Requests - Our affiliates are sharing ways you can pray for them, so we ask that you continue sending us your prayer requests and also pray for other affiliates.

Your Stories of Hope - Share any inspiring stories of your time engaging with clients, volunteers, and other affiliates.

 

What Our Affiliates Are Sharing

 

Additional Resources for Our Affiliates

 

AFFILIATE RESOURCE GUIDE

 

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FOR OUR DONORS

 

Give to the Hope for New York Relief Fund - We have activated our Hope for New York Relief Fund to provide critical relief grants and resources. We ask that you consider giving generously toward our Relief Fund—100% of your gift will go towards supporting our affiliates.

Your Stories of Hope - Share any motivating stories you have engaging with the Hope for New York network, including other donors, affiliates, church partners, volunteers, etc.

 

GIVE TODAY

 

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FOR OUR CHURCH PARTNERS

 

Pray

Affiliate Prayer Requests - Our affiliates are sharing ways you can pray for them, so we ask that you also ask that congregations keep our affiliates in mind. Even as physical gathering is discouraged, we hope you will still connect with family and friends virtually to pray for protection over our city and for its most vulnerable populations. We ask that congregations join us in prayer by following the guide.

Hope for New York Prayer Guide - Feel free to use our evergreen prayer guide to pray for vulnerable and marginalized communities every month.

 

How Our Church Partners Are Praying Online

  • Emmanuel Anglican -  Weekdays via Zoom @ 8:30 a.m., 7 p.m.
  • Hope Midtown -  Weekdays via Zoom @ 8 a.m., 8 p.m.
  • Redeemer Downtown Tuesdays and Fridays @ 9 a.m., 12 p.m., 8 p.m.
  • Redeemer East Side -  Monday-Saturday via Google Hangouts @ 12 p.m.
  • Redeemer Lincoln Square -  Weekdays via Zoom @ 8 a.m.
  • Wellspring - Wednesdays via Instagram Live @ 8 a.m., 12 p.m.

 

Serve

COVID-19 Urgent Needs Volunteer page - We know not everyone can serve at this time for important reasons. If you can serve, we encourage you to check out this page. To protect the health and the safety of our affiliates, staff and volunteers, please follow these Center for Disease Prevention guidelines. If you have experienced any of the below, we ask that you not volunteer at this time:

  • A fever, cough, or shortness of breath.
  • Traveled from an affected geographic area within the past 14 days, OR
  • Been in close contact with a person with confirmed COVID-19 within the past 14 days.

> Also, per NYC.gov guidelines, do not volunteer if you are sick and/or over 50 years old (especially if you have chronic lung disease, heart disease, diabetes, cancer or a weakened immune system).

Your Stories of Hope - Share any uplifting stories you have engaging with the Hope for New York network, including other church partners, affiliates, volunteers, etc.

 

Give

Give to the Hope for New York Relief Fund - We have activated our Hope for New York Relief Fund to provide critical relief grants and resources. We ask that you consider giving generously toward our Relief Fund—100% of your gift will go towards supporting our affiliates.

 

What Our Church Partners Are Sharing

 

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