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Donate funds or supplies to help emergency shelters, street outreach teams

Posted March 20, 2020

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During this time of social distancing, many opportunities to directly serve people in need are limited. But there are still ways that Fort Worth residents can make a safe and healthy contribution to the community.

Activities such as feeding the homeless along East Lancaster Avenue and handing out donations directly to people can carry an extreme risk of becoming exposed to COVID-19. Often, these types of outreach programs attract crowds of people, which does not promote social distancing.

The Tarrant County Homeless Coalition advises that local nonprofit organizations are running out of certain supplies they need to help serve people experiencing homelessness. But there are ways to help support local homeless service providers:

  • Text WESUPPORT to 41444 to make a financial contribution.
  • Donate items to emergency shelters and street outreach teams. Urgently needed items include masks, non-touch thermometers, hand sanitizer, cleaners and disinfectants, gloves, and paper towels.

Learn more on the Tarrant County Homeless Coalition website.

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