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Find the best way to donate, volunteer or provide critical supplies to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.

How to Help - Donations

  • Cash donations to the non-profit of your choice IS THE BEST donation.  
  • You can find vetted non-profit organizations supporting COVID-19 response efforts at NVOAD.org.
  • Don’t collect or make donations until you are sure it is needed, who will accept it and how it will get there is worked out.
  • If you have medical supplies or equipment to donate, please provide us details on what you are offering.

How to Help - Volunteering

  • Licensed healthcare professionals that want to volunteer can get information on eligibility, view credential levels by clinical competency and register with the Emergency System for Advance Registration of Volunteer Health Professionals in their state. 
  • Trained medical volunteers can offer their services by registering with a National VOAD member at NVOAD.org. Please do not begin operations without contacting NVOAD first. You will be contacted once resources are matched with unmet needs.
  • Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) volunteers can help in different ways in their communities (call centers, drive through clinics and more). Contact an MRC unit in your area to find out how you can help.
  • Adequate supplies of blood and source plasma are needed to treat critically ill  patients.  Unfortunately many blood drives have been cancelled and donations at plasma collecting centers have significantly declined. Donating blood and source plasma is a safe process. Both blood collecting centers and plasma collecting centers have the highest standards of safety and infection control. To find where you can donate blood, visit aabb.org. To find where you can donate source plasma, visit donatingplasma.org.

How to Help - Private Sector

  • To sell medical supplies or equipment to the federal government, please refer to the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) Request for information (RFI) through sam.gov. 
    • Effective immediately, FEMA Solicitation number 70FA2020R00000011 is hereby withdrawn due to an Interagency transition of mission responsibility from FEMA to the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA). Offerors who submitted proposals, capability statements, and/or any response to this solicitation who have not already been contacted will not receive any notices or further correspondence/communications.
  • If you have medical supplies or equipment to donate, please provide us details on what you are offering.
  • If you or someone you know represent a hospital or healthcare provider in need of medical supplies, please contact your state, local, tribal or territory department of public health and/or emergency management agency.
  • If you are interested in doing business with FEMA and supporting the response to COVID- 19 with your company’s non-medical goods and/or services, please submit your inquiry to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Procurement Action Innovative Response Team (PAIR) team at DHSIndustryLiaison@hq.dhs.gov.
  • If you would like to meet with a federal agency regarding a vaccine, diagnostic, therapeutic or other medical device that you are developing for SARS-CoV-2 or COVID-19, please go to medicalcountermeasures.gov.
  • For all others issues related to the private sector, please e-mail nbeoc@max.gov or visit our National Business Emergency Operations Center page.
Last Updated: 
05/18/2020 - 16:09