There are many ways to support our community and local folks and families during the COVID-19 crisis. See below for opportunities to donate or volunteer.
And remember, many local restaurants are providing delivery food and drinks and increasing numbers of local businesses of various types are selling gift cards, or doing home or curbside delivery of goods, too. You can support local businesses by buying gifts, gift cards and ordering online or calling for pick up or delivery! Check this link at the Bishop Chamber of Commerce page for a list of restaurants and businesses: https://bishopchamberofcommerce.com/gift-cards/
If you are looking for assistance:
People with non-medical COVID-19 related assistance may call (760) 878-8559 Monday – Friday, 9am-12pm or 1pm-4pm. Volunteers will direct you to the appropriate organization or agency.
Would you like to volunteer?
Inyo Mono Advocates for Community Action (IMACA) has volunteer opportunities at its food bank to pack and delivery the over 1,200 bags of food they are now providing folks in our area. As the need in our community has grown, so has the need for volunteers. Please call Jeannie to volunteer to help pack and/or delivery food at (760) 873-8557, ext. 115.
The Bishop Chamber of Commerce is also coordinating a volunteers program with many other great opportunities to help others. Volunteer opportunities include personal shoppers, delivery service, running errands, delivering meals, food warehouse work, making wellness check telephone calls. If you’re interested in volunteering go to the Bishop Chamber of Commerce website to registerr: https://bishopchamberofcommerce.com/volunteer
Here are options for donations:
Inyo-Mono Advocates for Community Action is providing food and hotel vouchers to people facing emergencies and economic hardships. You can donate to IMACA via a “donate” button their web page: https://www.imaca.net/take-action
St. Vincent de Paul
St. Vincent de Paul is providing a variety of types of assistance tailored to the needs of individuals and families experiencing hardships. You can donate to their efforts via the “donate” button on this page: https://svdpbishop.org/donations. You can also mail a check made out to St. Vincent de Paul to:
St. Vincent de Paul
c/o Our Lady of Perpetual Help,
849 Home Street,
Bishop, CA 93514
The Salvation Army is providing ‘grab and go’ lunches three days a week and ‘grab and go’ breakfasts on Sundays. You can donate to the Salvation Army by sending a check to 621 W Line St, Bishop 93514
Bishop United Methodist Church
The Bishop United Methodist Church has volunteer personal shoppers to assist people in Lone Pine and Bishop. The Church is also providing food assistance from its food pantry and has a longstanding Nicodemus Fund to provide emergency financial help to people in need. The Church has also established a new COVID-19 emergency fund for persons affected by the COVID-19 situation who have emergency needs. To donate to either or both of these funds, send a check made out to BUMC with COVID Fund and/or Nicodemus Fund in the memo line and mail to:
Bishop First United Methodist Church
205 N. Fowler St.
Bishop, CA 93514
In these difficult times, Wild Iris’s work to provide free and confidential support for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, or child abuse and their families takes on added urgency. You can donate to their work via the “donate” button on this page: https://wild-iris.org/get-involved/donate/
Eastern Sierra Wildcare
Despite these difficult times, Wildcare is determined to continue providing care for injured, ill and orphaned wildlife as well as helping to resolve conflicts between people and wildlife. You can donate to their good work at: https://www.eswildcare.org/donate