COVID-19: Do You Need Help?

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Need a vaccine or other assistance with COVID-19, resources can be found here.

To Register to Receive a Covid-19 Vaccine In:
Collin County:
Dallas County:
Denton County:
Tarrant County:

American Red Cross
Get Help:
Donate Funds:
Donate Blood:
The American Red Cross offers disaster relief and recovery assistance, emergency preparation and military family support and much more. Also, blood donors are needed. There is a severe blood shortage in North Texas. According to the U.S. FDA, every two seconds, someone needs a blood transfusion. There is no data or evidence that this coronavirus can be transmitted by blood transfusion and there have been no reported cases of transfusion transmission for any respiratory virus, including COVID-19

Carter BloodCare
Donate Blood:
Blood donors are urgently needed. There is a severe blood shortage in North Texas. There is no data or evidence that this coronavirus can be transmitted by blood transfusion and there have been no reported cases of transfusion transmission for any respiratory virus, including COVID-19.

List of Texas Chambers of Commerce:
Our local Chambers of Commerce are brimming with webinars, virtual learning series and other resources for our local businesses. Please visit their websites for pertinent information:

African Chamber of Commerce DFW :
Arlington Hispanic Chamber of Commerce:
Burleson Area Chamber of Commerce:
Cleburne Chamber of Commerce:
Dallas Black Chamber of Commerce:
Dallas Regional Chamber of Commerce:
Denton Chamber of Commerce:
DeSoto Chamber of Commerce:
Duncanville Chamber of Commerce:
Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce:
Fort Worth Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce:
Frisco Chamber of Commerce:
Garland Chamber of Commerce:
Grapevine Chamber of Commerce:
Greater Arlington Chamber of Commerce:
Greater Dallas Hispanic Chamber of Commerce:
Greater Dallas Asian American Chamber of Commerce:
Greater Keller Chamber of Commerce:
Joshua Area Chamber of Commerce:
Lewisville Area Chamber of Commerce:
Mesquite Chamber of Commerce:
Metrocrest Chamber of Commerce:
McKinney Chamber of Commerce:
Oakcliff Chamber of Commerce:
Plano Chamber of Commerce:
Southlake Chamber of Commerce:
Texas Association of Mexican American Chambers of Commerce (TAMACC):
Tri-City Regional Chamber of Commerce:
U.S. India Chamber of Commerce DFW:
Weatherford Chamber of Commerce:
Wylie Chamber of Commerce:

CitySquare Food Pantry
Food Assistance: City Square provides both drive-thru and walk-up service options. To continue providing food and to maintain necessary safety precautions, the Food Pantry distributes pre-packaged groceries (no client choice). There is no zip code restriction. You can access CitySquare’s Food Pantry between 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday through Friday. The Food Pantry is located at the southeast corner of Malcolm X and I-30.

GRACE – Grapevine Relief And Community Exchange
Emergency Assistance:

FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency)
Covid-19 Supplemental Resources:
Receive help navigating through the available federal funded programs provided by the Covid-19 supplemental appropriations. Search through resources with the help of the website's keyword and/or topic area portal. The table of resources will provide a short description along with the agency/department’s program website.

Masonic Children & Family Services of Texas
Masonic Children & Family Services of Texas is a children’s charity that helps children and families. They may be able to help bridge the financial gap for families facing hardship due to COVID-19. They provide funding for essentials such as rent, food and utilities during crisis.

Metrocare Health Line
Assistance: Dallas County residents experiencing anxiety, fear and/or depression because of the rapid succession of changes to their daily lives can call 214-743-1215 during business hours Monday through Friday. Metrocare professionals will be available to assist individuals in accessing mental health services and provide referrals for other resources that may be needed.

Minnie’s Food Pantry
Food Assistance:
Minnie’s Food Pantry, located in Plano, is a source of not only food, but encouragement and hope for all those they serve.

NAMI Helpline
1-800-950-6264 or email:
Monday – Friday: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Guide with tips and resources for people who are experiencing anxiety, loneliness, and other hardships due to the spread of the coronavirus.

North Texas Cares
Help for Non-Profit Organizations in Need of Emergency Funding:
Nonprofit organizations that provide critical services to mitigate the short-term and long-term impact of the pandemic on the community may apply at This includes agencies who support individuals and families via food and/or healthcare; support for lost wages and/or housing costs; services for vulnerable populations such as seniors and/or those experiencing homelessness; as well as support for academic learning and distance learning for low-income, low-access students while schools are closed.

North Texas Food Bank
For Food Assistance:
The North Texas Food Bank is committed to closing the hunger gap in our community.

Salvation Army North Texas
Serves communities across Collin, Dallas, Denton, Ellis and Tarrant Counties.
Food Assistance During Covid-19:
The Salvation Army believes no one should go without basic needs. They are dedicated to help our neighbors in North Texas. If you find yourself in need of food assistance, please call your local Salvation Army to ask about hours of operation for drive-through and curbside food pantries.
Eviction Prevention: The Salvation Army of North Texas helps provide emergency family services to the out-of-work and the thousands of working poor who are employed but still living paycheck to paycheck. The Salvation Army provides emergency assistance to families through crisis situations such as providing one month housing/ utility payment for eviction prevention.
To Donate:

Small Business Association Disaster Loans
Financial Assistance for Businesses:
The SBA provides low-interest disaster loans to help businesses and homeowners recover from declared disasters.

Tarrant Area Food Bank
Food Assistance:
Tarrant Area Food Bank (TAFB) is the primary source of donated food for hunger-relief charities and feeding programs in 13 North Texas counties.
The Tarrant Area Food Bank has increased food distribution through its network of 330 partners by 57 percent. The RAFB has also added weekly Mega Mobile Markets to solve for the increased need in our community.

Texas Apartment Association
Resources for Renters:

Texas Department of State Health Services
Browse this site for resources such as, what to do if you're sick, testing information, symptoms, and prevention tips to help DSHS share facts, not fear.

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