Empact Northwest Responds to COVID-19 Pandemic
Effective June 23rd, Empact has suspended it's Covid Emergency Food Drop program. We understand the challenges this may cause some of our recipients and so we've drafted a list of area service providers. We plan to maintain our program in a "ready" state should additional waves of virus result in further stay home orders or food insecurity.
Do you or a family member need assistance?
North Kitsap Fishline
19705 Viking Ave NW
Poulsbo, WA 98370
St. Vincent De Paul
1137 North Callow
Bremerton, WA 98312
360.479.7017, ext. 2
Please call first
Port Orchard/South Kitsap
South Kitsap Helpline
1012 Mitchell Ave
Port Orchard, WA 98366
Please call first
All of Kitsap County
Meals on Wheels Kitsap
2817 Wheaton Way, Suite 208
Bremerton, WA 98310
Services are by appointment only.
Services are targeted to senior citizens and program enrollment is required.
In response to COVID-19, Empact Northwest is providing direct relief by getting food and necessities to the most vulnerable, sourcing and distributing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to local medical workers, and supporting COVID-19 testing in the Puget Sound. We have partnered with the City of Poulsbo, city and county volunteers, Medical Reserve Corps (MRC), and an innovative mobile dispatching software called BEACON by Trek Medics to meet the needs of the community as quickly and efficiently as possible. We rapidly implemented an intake process for volunteers and assistance requests through the Empact Northwest website to quickly triage the needs of community members and dispatch new volunteers to provide assistance. These volunteers are trained by Empact on how to safely carry out activities and then dispatched to conduct welfare checks, grocery shopping, meal deliveries, and prescription deliveries for residents who are quarantined, isolating, or otherwise in need during the pandemic. We expect the program to grow geographically and functionally as needs evolve.
As a disaster response organization, our workload and duty to serve only increases with COVID-19. Despite facing revenue loss and operational challenges, we remain fully committed to our mission and determined to provide essential services!
Now more than ever, Empact needs your support to continue to provide essential training, prepare communities, and respond to public health emergencies and disasters like COVID-19. Please make a tax-deductible donation today. Your donation directly supports Empact's work so that we can sustain operations during this funding shortfall and continue to ease the burden of this pandemic on our most vulnerable communities, families, and individuals.
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