• Community Resources/Volunteer Opportunities

  • Join the Emmet County Helping Hands Facebook Group for additional opportunities and resource updates.


     

  • The following is a listing of services available in Emmet County. The info is current as of 3/24/2020 and may change at any time. View the document here.


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  • McLaren Northern Michigan Foundation Seeks Medical Supplies

    While McLaren Northern Michigan currently has the appropriate medical supplies to properly protect employees and medical staff, and care for patients, we are preparing for a national shortage of medical supplies in the coming weeks. To safeguard our staff and patients, McLaren Northern Michigan Foundation is seeking community donations of:

    • New, unused masks (including construction grade)
      • N95 masks
      • Isolation/Surgical masks
    • Medical grade gloves
    • Sanitizing wipes with an alcohol content of 60% or more
    • Non-contact forehead thermometers
    • Other personal protective equipment on a case by case basis. Contact the Foundation at (231) 487-3500 with questions.

     

    As of April 1, 2020, we are no longer accepting donations of home-sewn masks. We have received an outpour of support from people making and donating hand-sewn masks and have fulfilled our need. If we need more masks in the future, we will update the community.

    Please call the Foundation at 231-487-3500 to arrange a drop off time for your donation. Donations will be accepted in Petoskey and Cheboygan. DO NOT bring your donations directly to the hospital or emergency departments – we are restricting visitors at this time.

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  • With church buildings and public gatherings closed, many people seek spiritual connections and are worshiping virtually, podcasting on Facebook, as well as through Zoom and other means accessible by telephone, for those who may not have computers or social media access. 
    View the most recent resources here.


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  • North Country Community Mental Health (NCCMH) is in need of face masks (pleated paper style) and no-touch forehead thermometers. North Country Community Mental Health (NCCMH) is in need of face masks (pleated paper style) and no-touch forehead thermometers.

    NCCMH nurses must make in-home visits to provide medication injections for people on psychiatric medications and it’s critical that these medications are continued.  Case managers must make emergent in-home visits when a client’s mental health and support needs escalate. 

    NCCMH serves and protects the health and safety of our most vulnerable citizens.  Please call Deb Erber at 231-439-1284 if you have supplies you can donate.  And thank you!


  • EMMET COUNTY IN NEED OF MASKS, GLOVES

    Emmet County officials are seeking donations of N95 masks and latex gloves for county employees who still must continue to work and interact with the public during the coronavirus pandemic.

    “While we try to maintain as many services as we can during this unprecedented time, we also want to keep our county employees safe,” said Acting County Administrator Michael Reaves. “We realize there are reports of shortages of protective gear like the N95 masks, but we are hoping someone in the county has extras they can share with us. We want to do all we can to keep our staff healthy and prevent the spread of the virus as much as possible.”

    If you have masks or gloves, but cannot take a financial loss by donating them to the county, Reaves said the county may be willing to purchase the items at the normal retail price.

    Donations may be brought to the Emmet County building Lake Street entrance. Though the county building is now closed to the public, the building’s security staff will meet visitors at the door, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Please call (231) 348-0660 for questions concerning donation drop-offs.

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