The Jewish Federation of Greater Portland has created a communitywide resource to match volunteers with those in need of assistance during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We are facing a crisis of unprecedented proportions in our time, and the Jewish community is here for you,” wrote JFGP President and CEO Marc Blattner to introduce the new program.
The Volunteer Task Force will triage requests and help connect those in need with the proper resources. The task force is working with the leadership, agencies and synagogues of the Greater Portland Jewish community to identify and fill needs of individuals in the community.
• Do you need a phone call for an ongoing social connection?
• Do you need someone to pick up groceries, prescriptions and other basic necessities?
• Do you know of a senior who should be checked on by phone regularly?
• Other needs?
• Healthy adults with low risk factors for getting COVID-19 can sign up to be paired with an elder or immunocompromised member of our community who could use assistance.
• Any adult can help from home by making phone calls to seniors and others needing a social connection or reassurance.
To ask for assistance or to volunteer, visit:
“Since this is a constantly developing situation, everything is subject to change,” wrote Blattner. “We understand that people’s daily lives will be evolving, so please be flexible as we work to help you.”
If you have questions, call 503-245-6219 or email email@example.com.