ORGANIZING TO COMBAT THE COVID-19 (CORONAVIRUS) PANDEMIC

OrganizingTogether’s Lansing Hub takes the Covid-19 pandemic seriously and wants to help our partnered organizations and community combat the social and economic impacts. Please check out the resources below. If you’re an organization and would like your resource to be put on our list, please email outreach@otconsultancy.org.

Resources

State of Michigan Updates

Michigan announces first presumptive positive cases of COVID19. Governor Whitmer declares a state of emergency to maximize efforts to slow the spread.

Greater Lansing Food Bank

Greater Lansing Food Bank (GLFB) is a non-profit organization that provides emergency food to individuals and families in need throughout mid-Michigan, in Ingham, Eaton, Clinton, Shiawassee, Clare, Isabella and Gratiot counties.

City of Lansing Updates

In light of the presumptive positive cases of novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the State of Michigan, East Lansing Mayor Ruth Beier has declared a local state of emergency in the City of East Lansing.

Lansing DSA Resource List

In light of businesses closing due to COVID-19, workers and families may find themselves without income to afford food or other resources. Here is a list of local organizations that provide food, toiletries, and clothing. If you do not see your needs, please call 211 to be directed toward proper resources.

Creative Dying

During this time of rapid change, some of us may die, whether from COVID-19 or something else. Creative Dying is here to support community members with end of life planning. This includes advanced care planning (completing official documents to select someone to make decisions for you if you cannot & stating your treatment preferences), along with funeral planning (assisting with selecting and booking funeral services). Advanced care planning documents can be sent via mail and completed together through video conference or phone call. Funeral planning can be done through video conference or phone call.

Summer Food Service Map

Welcome to the Michigan Department of Education’s Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) site locator. The SFSP was created to ensure that children in lower-income areas could continue to receive nutritious meals during long school vacations, when they do not have access to the National School Lunch or School Breakfast Programs. Use the SFSP site locator to find a SFSP site near you.

APPLYING FOR UNEMPLOYMENT

You can apply for unemployment assistance online. First, file a claim. Visit www.michigan.gov/UIA. You will need some basics, like your Social Security number, driver’s license number, names and addresses of employers over the last 18 months, quarterly earnings, last day of employment at each place, employer’s federal ID number and alien registration number if you aren’t a U.S. citizen. 

SBCD Michigan

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has designated COVID-19 as a qualifying event for the provision of Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) for businesses and private non-profits in declared zones. 

Lansing Area Mutual Aid

This resource has been compiled by a group of local volunteers. The organizations that we work for or that are cited here are not affiliated with Lansing Mutual Aid (a volunteer community strategy) and we cannot verify all resources made available by members of the community. 

SBCD Michigan

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has designated COVID-19 as a qualifying event for the provision of Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) for businesses and private non-profits in declared zones. 

Mutual Aid COVID-19 Response

The goal of mutual aid distribution is to help give support to the most at risk in the community and ensure that everyone gets the supplies they need and access to essential skills and resources. This map allows others to find and connect with mutual aid near them.

Michigan Confirmed Covid-19 Cases