Donations in Support of the COVID-19 Emergency
Monetary contributions are appreciated because items or services can be purchased flexibly to meet the specific needs of individuals and families impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
To contribute cash in direct support of County agencies and community-based organizations, contributions can be sent to the non-profit Community Foundation of Anne Arundel County (CFAAC). Online donations are quick and simple and may be made on the CFAAC website or by check or money order sent to: CFAAC, 914 Bay Ridge Road, Suite 220, Annapolis MD 21403.
To make a cash donation to the Anne Arundel Food Bank, which will allow the food bank to purchase food to meet the needs of children and families in the county, text Food to 41444.
The American Red Cross makes donating easy by visiting their website at https://www.redcross.org/donate/donation.html/.
The Red Cross is also in critical need of the donation of blood for local blood banks depleting during the Coronavirus crisis. To make an appointment to safely donate the gift of life visit https://www.redcrossblood.org
Donations to the Salvation Army Coronavirus relief efforts can be made online to https://www.salvationarmyusa.org/usn/
The County Office of Emergency Management has compiled a consolidated listing of specific items identified by County agencies, nonprofit community-based organizations, and the Anne Arundel Food Bank Inc. We are asking our citizens to donate only these specific items as most needed across our County during the COVID-19 emergency. To donate unneeded or unnecessary items only adds to the logistical burden and increases exposure, inadvertently creating the potential for a disaster within a disaster. See the flyer below for a full list of acceptable donations.
The County is supporting two central goods donation activities and donation trailers at our four regional parks where the public may drop-off goods donations during the COVID-19 crisis:
Both locations will be rapid stop-drop-depart operations to maintain social distancing and limit exposure. Placing clean, unopened donated items in bags or boxes, if available, will speed the process.
Regional Park Locations:
Donation trailers will be available during normal park hours (7:00 a.m. to dusk). They will be placed as close to the park gatehouse as possible for easy access to residents dropping off donation items. Currently entry fees to all regional parks have been waived since March 16, 2020.
Thank you for supporting your fellow Anne Arundel citizens in this time of need!