Needs of Sheridan organizations during COVID-19

CVC worked with Sheridan non-profits to update an online clearing-house that identifies how community members can help those organizations during the COVID-19 virus pandemic. CVC got the organizations’ needs-lists and provided them to ServeWyoming’s online clearing house. ServeWyoming is a non-profit that promotes volunteerism in Wyoming. Go to www.servewyoming.org and click on “volunteer” to find ways you can serve in your community. You can view the COVID-19 Initiative directly by going to: http://www.volunteerwyoming.org/need/?s=1&need_init_id=3038

ServeWyoming is here to help any agency with volunteer management needs & potential volunteers in finding their perfect service match! For more information contact us at hello@servewyoming.org.

Alphabetically, here are the needs CVC identified in our community:

Advocacy and Resource Center

Donations of money or gift cards for food and gas are needed for clients during this time. Donations can be made online here at https://arcsheridan.org/donate/ or mailed to 136 Coffeen Avenue, Sheridan, WY 82801.

Lunch Together/Soup Kitchen

Financial donations are needed and appreciated. Please make your check out to “Lunch Together,” and mail it to 102 S Connor St, Sheridan WY 82801

Sheridan Community Land Trust

Volunteers are invited to join in outside work during the “Social Distancing Spring Cleaning Virtual Party.” As described on their website at sheridanclt.org/its-a-social-distancing-spring-cleaning-virtual-party:

“Please join SCLT between Saturday, March 28 and Saturday, April 4 for a Social Distancing Spring Cleaning Virtual Party. Now that the weather’s warming and grass is greening, there’s no better time to do a bit of spring cleaning. Of course, we can’t get the whole gang together to give our public spaces a little TLC. But that doesn’t mean we can’t work together while staying apart to make Sheridan County an even better place – and we’ll have a ton of fun doing it! 

How can I help? Grab a trash bag and gloves and go to your favorite trail, pathway, park, roadside or stream bank anywhere in Sheridan County and fill a bag with trash

How’s that a party? Take a picture with your trash and tag SCLT on Facebook or

use #scltyourtrails on Instagram. On Monday, April 6, we’ll announce winners for “Most Picked Up” “Best Costume” and one randomly drawn participant. Each winner will receive $50 in Chamber Bucks you can use to help support local businesses

What do I do with the trash?  The City of Sheridan has placed 2 Dumpsters at the Kendrick Park Shop across from the Kendrick Pool for you to leave your garbage. If you pick up recycling, you may drop that off at recycling collection points around the community.”

Sheridan Health Center (Formerly the Free Clinic. Now they also run “Community Connections” which came out of community discussion series about addressing poverty in our community)

Needs for the clinic:

N95 masks: please drop at the clinic 31 E Whitney St, Sheridan, WY

RNs and CNAs who would like to make a solid commitment to help at the clinic in the crucial months from March through July. Please call (307) 674-6995 and listen for the option that directs you to nursing, or email wendyongaro@sheridanhealthcenter.com

Needs for Community Connections:

Donations are appreciated for the emergency funds which are used primarily to ensure people are housed and/or have gas for their vehicles. This is not only needed for locals suffering job loss but for people coming from outside our state to care for family, etc. Checks or gas cards can be sent to PO Box 682, Sheridan WY 82801. Please make out checks to Community Connections.

Sheridan Memorial Hospital and Sheridan Memorial Hospital Foundation

Homemade surgical masks: Visit the hospital website page here for a description of how to make and donate these masks.

Financial donations to the Foundation which will use the money to purchase Personal Protective Equipment for staff, purchase respiratory equipment, and supplement the GAP Fund which assists patients who need financial assistance to obtain the most crucial and immediate needs such as medications, transportation, home oxygen, and clothing. Click here to donate.

Thermometers. They can be dropped at the Sheridan Memorial Hospital Downtown Location, 61 S. Gould Street – on the Works Street side of the building (Community Conference Room Door), Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm. A phone number will be listed on signs and Conference Room doors to reach SMH staff. Call that number, and, once contacted, SMH staff will come out your car for pick-up of the masks.

Sheridan VA Health Care System Volunteer Program

Volunteers are asked to stay at home to avoid spreading the virus.

Donations are needed and welcome (drop at the campus entry check point):

Non-perishable foods and pet food

Personal hygiene items (please only alcohol-free items, for example when it comes to mouthwash, etc., and please no sharp or cutting items such as nail clippers or hair—trimming scissors of any size)

The Food Group

Non-perishable food items for the Little Free Pantries. Place items directly into the pantries at these locations:

Sheridan High School bus loop – west side of HS; Off Mydland Rd. 

Goose Creek Pediatrics: Dr. Bowers’ office, 1701 W 5th St.

Northwest Wyoming Pediatrics: 916 Jackson Ave.

Behind 1st Interstate Bank on Main St.: 38 S. Main

Summit Nazarene Church: 907 Bellevue (North of SJHS)

The Rock Church: 1100 Big Horn Ave.

Inside Sheridan County YMCA: 417 N Jefferson St.

Henry A. Coffeen Elementary School: 1053 S. Sheridan Ave.

Rooster’s Marketplace: 1755 S. Sheridan Ave.

Woodland Park Elementary School: 1010 E. Woodland Park Rd.

Tongue River Community Center—Dayton: 1100 Main St. Dayton, WY

Tongue River Community Center—Ranchester: 125 Dayton St, Ranchester WY 

Other items needed (make an appointment to drop off the donation by emailing Kari at thefoodgroupwy@gmailcom or Elizabeth at thefoodgroupwy.programs@gmail.com

Low sugar cereal (regular size boxes)

Low sugar granola bars

Pretzels

Snack food items such as individual trail mix packets

Honey (honey bear size)

Shelf stable microwaveable meals (stew has been popular)

Oatmeal (individual serving size packets)

Bread items (rolls etc.-  smaller packages are better such as 4 to a package)

Crackers

Men’s deodorant

Monetary donations are needed and appreciated. You can donate online here at https://foodgroupwy.org/donate/ or by sending a check to: PO BOX 6702
Sheridan, WY 82801.

The Hub on Smith (formerly known as the Sheridan Senior Center)

Items needed (please drop on the north side of the building at 211 Smith Street)

Toilet paper

Kleenex

Handwashing soap

Ensure high protein drinks

Financial donations to the Hub’s Emergency Fund are needed and appreciated. Click here for a link to their donation page at https://thehubsheridan.org/give-now/

The Salvation Army—Sheridan

Items needed

Lysol

Food donations

Bleach

Empty boxes in which to distribute food (like the size of filing boxes or moving boxes you’d use for books)

Financial donations (please send to 150 S Tschirgi, Sheridan, WY 82801



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