Tips to help those in need during COVID-19:
Reach out to neighbors you know who are safer at home including older adults and those with underlying health conditions. Some ways you can help:
- Keep a positive attitude as much as possible
- Take out and pick up trash cans
- Bring the mail or newspaper to the front porch
- Walk the dog(s)
- Move the car for parking purposes
- Send a care package
- Drop off or pick up letters or packages at the post office
- Video chat, call, email or text to let them know you are thinking about them
- Bring meals or schedule meal delivery
- Shop or run errands
- Pick up prescriptions or over the counter supplies
Volunteer with BCHD
Beach Cities Health District (BCHD) is looking for both medical and non-medical volunteers to assist with COVID-19 objectives.
Below is a description of our volunteer opportunities:
We are still in the process of working with our partners to implement this. We will need medical volunteers for administering vaccines, and non-medical volunteers, for a variety of roles such as traffic control, computer administration, etc. We request a commitment of at least one half-shift per week for at least 3-6 months.
BCHD is running a drive-through COVID-19 testing site in partnership with Los Angeles County. Medical volunteers instruct and monitor individuals self-administer the test to ensure the person correctly completes the COVID-19 test. Non-medical volunteers can assist with computer administration or traffic control. If interested, we can move forward with completing the necessary steps to volunteer and get you scheduled to come out and assist immediately. We request a commitment of at least one half-shift per week for at least 3-6 months.
COVID-19 POSITIVE RESULTS CALLS:
When we receive the results of those who have tested positive after being tested at our site, volunteers (volunteers with medical backgrounds or experience with contact tracing highly preferred) can call these individuals to notify them and follow up with critical information for these individuals. If interested, we can move forward with completing the necessary steps to volunteer and get you scheduled to assist immediately. We request a commitment of one day per week for at least 3-6 months.
Please complete the volunteer interest form here and a member of our team will contact you. Thank you!
For more volunteer opportunities, click here.
One way to help neighbors that you know is to drop off a Kindness Card to let them know you’re here to help
- Print the Kindness Card at home (DOWNLOAD HERE)
- Cut the Kindness Cards (each sheet of paper has two cards)
- Fill in your contact information and check the items you’re able to do
- Drop the Kindness Card off to the neighbors that you know or tape it to their front door
- If your neighbor answers the door, remember to practice physical distancing and remain 6 ft. away
Assemble and deliver two types of care packages to supplement essentials and let your Beach Cities neighbor know that someone cares about them! Download Care Packages list here.
Always remember to respect neighbors' privacy and practice physical distancing.
Neighbors Helping Neighbors Guidelines
When helping neighbors, such as dropping off groceries and supplies, follow these best practices for the safety of yourself and our community. Remember to wear your face mask whenever you are out obtaining essential services and keep the face mask on when you drop off groceries to your neighbor.
1. Ring the doorbell or knock on the door
2. Place items on the doorstep
3. Step six feet away from the door
|4. Wait for the neighbor to open the door|
5. Wave, say hello and ask them how they’re doing!
6. If they express needing additional help, you may suggest they call the BCHD Assistance, Information & Referral line at 310-374-3426, ext. 256 (Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.)
|7. After you leave, wash your hands or use a hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol|
Support through Donations
Beach Cities COVID-19 Fund: Beach Cities Health District has established a Beach Cities COVID-19 Fund to help residents impacted by COVID-19. The purpose of this fund is to provide Beach Cities residents who are income qualified with essentials like groceries, household and cleaning supplies, rent and utility bill assistance and durable medical equipment to help keep them safe at home. Residents wishing to submit donations by check can mail those to Beach Cities COVID-19 Fund, 1200 Del Amo Street, Redondo Beach, CA 90277.
California Community Foundation COVID-19 LA County Response Fund
United Way of Greater Los Angeles Pandemic Relief Fund
American Red Cross Blood Donations
UCLA COVID-19 Convalescent Plasma Donation
World Health Organization COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund
Los Angeles Regional Food Bank
Sign Up for Email Updates
To receive email updates, sign up for the BCHD newsletter here.
For more information on COVID-19, visit:
Centers for Disease Control & Prevention
California COVID-19 Response - covid19.ca.gov
California Department of Public Health
Los Angeles County COVID-19 Response - covid19.lacounty.gov
Los Angeles County Department of Public Health
World Health Organization