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As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to alter our way of life, the world looks to nurses and health care workers on the front lines to keep us healthy and safe. Carolina Nurses are rising to the challenge. THANK YOU.

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Ways to Help

While UNC Health is urging people to follow the CDC’s guidance for social distancing and staying home as much as possible, many people are still looking for ways they can help. Find out how you can donate supplies or blood here.

Students’ lives have been significantly impacted by this pandemic. You can help by contributing to our Student Emergency Fund, which provides emergency support to students in financial need.

Click here to donate.

NCDHHS Needs Health Care Workers

While With COVID-19 now spreading in North Carolina, we need to bolster our health care system to ensure we can care for those impacted by the virus.

Learn more about how you can volunteer here.

Support and Resources

NCNA COVID-19 Webinar and Resources

Nurses and health care workers face ongoing challenges with the supply and use of PPE during times of supply chain shortage, patient surge, and evolving evidence on COVID-19. ANA is partnering with the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) to bring you a free, online, on-demand webinar.

Register for the webinar and explore their other resources here.

Childcare for Health Care Workers

This site, developed by a task force at the Gillings School of Global Public Health at UNC, provides resources and recommendations for childcare for healthcare workers in the triangle area of North Carolina.

Visit to learn more.

Find local food assistance, help paying bills, and other free or reduced cost programs that help people affected by the COVID-19 pandemic by zip code.

Visit to learn more.


Mental health

COVID-specific University resources for students

  • Later this week, the University will launch a CV19 Virtual Student Care Hub. Students cancontact the hub via email.
  • Carolina Student Impact Fund: Carolina students facing financial hardships because of COVID-19 can apply for assistance with various expenses from housing and food to travel, technology and more.Learn more online and email fund administrators with your needs.

Emergency funding for citizens

Food programs

  • No Kid Hungrystudent meal updates by county
  • Orange County Schools (NC)food resources
  • We encourage you to search online for similar programs in your county (some local and state resources are listed in the “Information Resources” section below).

Childcare / home schooling resources

Senior citizens

Social services

Nonprofit / business support

  • NC Center for Nonprofits:compilation of resources
  • Complete this survey to help the NC Center for Nonprofits better understand the needs of the North Carolina nonprofit community.