How can I help?

Updated March 31, 2020

CDC COVID-19 Guidelines

Help limit the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19)

  • Practice physical distancing but call and check in on friends and loved ones to see if they need help.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • When possible, avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe. Soap and water work very well, too.

For more information on Coronavirus (COVID-19), go to the links for these public health agencies:

Love your Loo

With nationwide shortages of toilet paper and heightened cleaning of surfaces, more people are flushing items down the toilet that belong in the trash.

Help strengthen our community

Be sure to support Montgomery’s businesses as much as possible during these unprecedented times by picking up carry-out, having food delivered or checking a retailers online options.  Our business community is working hard to continue to serve the community and we need to unite to support them so that our community will thrive after this crisis.

The Montgomery Ohio Chamber of Commerce has provided a listing of information on their website of local businesses, how to contact them and what service they are offering during this crisis. Don’t forget gift cards!  We created a list of Montgomery restaurants that are taking carry out orders or selling gift cards online.  Please support our local business partners.

Cincinnati Area Senior Services, (CASS), a nonprofit organization, provides services to older adults and serves all of Hamilton County, including Cincinnati, as well as some surrounding areas. They are organizing volunteers to help with their Meals on Wheels program, consisting of deliveries as well as grocery shopping and delivery for specific households with seniors. If you’d like to volunteer, submit your name, contact information, and the area of Greater Cincinnati where you’d like to serve, such as the neighborhood. Send a message that you would like to volunteer on this contact form. It may take them some time to mobilize everyone who offers to volunteer

Help our first responders

Help for Montgomery First Responders needed now. We need N95 masks, gowns, surgical masks donations for first responders.  Can you help? Please call Fire Chief Paul Wright at 513-985-1639 or Asst Fire Chief Ben Shapiro at 513-985-1631 to discuss availability and delivery.

Sew Masks 4 Cincy – Coming together to support and make mask covers for our local Cincinnati frontline workers by donating time, resources, and skills. https://sewmasks4cincy.org/

 

Baby Monitors needed

Do you have an extra or no-longer-needed baby monitor?  Bethesda North Hospital needs your help.  Because of the necessary PPE, hospital staff is unable to communicate through the traditional call light systems; and removing PPE is a contamination risk. Baby monitors safely and effectively solve the communication problem.

Bethesda North is looking for around 30 new or gently used baby monitors. Additional monitors will be distributed to other hospitals in Cincinnati. If you are able to help, please click this link and indicate how many monitors you wish to donate. You will receive instructions how and where to drop off the monitors (no-contact delivery). If you wish to purchase a new monitor, we can send an address where to mail. Thanks to Sycamore Bridges for getting the word out!

Twin Lakes is hiring Welcome Center Screening Agents.

This is a temporary position.  Please share with friends, family members, co-workers – anyone who you think will be a great candidate for this position.   Details regarding requirements and a brief job description are available utilizing this link.  Or please go to their Career Page at www.lecjobs.com and then, Twin Lakes – Screening Agent, Welcome Center.  Hours needed are mainly from 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. – daily and 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.   For additional information, please call  513-247-1300.

 

Cheer up and give hope to the Meadowbrook Care Center residents

Meadowbrook Care Center is asking talented Montgomery residents to share videos to cheer up their residents.  Send videos of kids playing instruments, singing, dancing, doing magic tricks, or even pets performing tricks.  Adults can take part, too, and may send videos of these same talents as well.  Email those videos to share@meadowbrookcare.org.

Meadowbrook is also accepting cards in the mail for all its residents and associates.  Mail to:

Meadowbrook Care Center

Attn: Activities Department

8211 Weller Rd

Cincinnati, OH  45242

Finally, the Meadowbrook Care Center is asking for homemade masks. As another step in Meadowbrook Care Center’s continued efforts, all staff members are now wearing masks as a preventative measure to reduce the risk of COVID-19.

They currently have a supply of disposable surgical masks, but there is a shortage of masks around the country.  They are looking to increase their amount of ‘homemade’ or reusable masks for daily wear.

If you know of anyone willing to make or donate these masks, please reach out to their reception team at 513-489-2444 for specific details.  Here is a link to making these masks from JoAnn Fabrics.

Meadowbrook Care Center would like all to know that their staff and residents are grateful for all of the support they have received from their families and the community!

*** Disclaimer,  The City of Montgomery is offering this virtual Bulletin Board with updates on how you can help others during the COVID-19 pandemic.  We have opted to provide this information as a service to the community as a result of the State of Emergency declared by Mayor Dobrozsi on March 21, 2020.