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Coronavirus Update

THRIVE PENINSULA SERVICE UPDATES & NEEDS

Page updated: 11/17/2020

There is no more critical time to serve those in need than during a crisis. Those we serve are some of the most vulnerable people in our community and they will be some of the hardest hit. Many of us can overcome lost hours at work or extra medical expenses but this population largely cannot. Instead they are at risk of facing hunger or becoming homeless. That’s why we’re here.

THRIVE is remaining fully operational, serving families with emergency food and rent and utility assistance.

 

EVICTIONS & UTILITY CUT-OFFS

Governor Northam revised state budget includes updated protections for renters and utility customers. Evictions will be prohibited through December 31 as long as renters follow required procedures. The moratorium on utility cut-offs will remain in effect until the state of emergency is over. Read the full press release here.

OUR SERVICES DURING COVID-19

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food pantry

We are now operating using a curbside pick up model to keep everyone safe

In lieu of allowing families to shop for their own food, we now ask families to fill out a short food profile by phone so we can pack orders to meet their needs, and reduce waste of unwanted food

We are working with several partners who are delivering our food to families who struggle with transportation

IN THE MEDIA


Click here to view videos and articles based on our recent work.




HOW TO HELP


The best way to support THRIVE and our efforts is to make a monetary donation that is not restricted for a singular purpose. Our needs are changing constantly so it is best if we can use it where it is needed most. Schedule your donation today by clicking Donate Now or mailing a check to the address at the bottom of the page. Checks can be made out to “THRIVE Peninsula”. All gifts are fully tax-deductible. Please consider becoming a monthly donor so THRIVE can support families in crisis throughout the calendar year. To easily schedule your monthly donation, use the link above and check the "Make this a monthly donation" box. You can also donate food to our pantry. Check out our current most needed items on our Food Pantry Page.




VOLUNTEERS


We have a number of critical volunteer needs! Please visit our Volunteer page to learn more.




SAFETY PRECAUTIONS


Safety Precautions We Are Taking
THRIVE has remained open throughout the pandemic, however, we take the safety of our volunteers, staff, donors, and clients very seriously. We have altered the way we deliver nearly all of our services so we can keep serving local families but keeping everyone safe from infection. We are taking every precaution necessary including:

  1. CURBSIDE PICKUP: All donors and food pantry recipients will be served using the curbside pick up model. Come to our backdoor and call us to tell us you've arrived (757-877-6211x2). Please wear a mask if you get out of our vehicle or feel free to stay in your vehicle and pop your trunk.
  2. FOOD QUARANTINE: We are quarantining canned good donations for 72 hours and boxed donations for 24 hours before distributing items to the community.
  3. CLEANING: We are regularly sanitizing all surfaces inside our facility. Food pantry volunteers are required to wear gloves.
  4. FACE MASKS: All personnel is required to wear face masks when inside the building and maintain a 6 foot distance.
  5. FINANCIAL COACHING: Financial coaching appointments are held over the phone for the elderly or high at risk population. All others appointments are conducted inside the building; the coach and client are separated by a large plastic sneeze guard, with masks and face shields provided to all parties.
  6. MANDATORY TEMPERATURE CHECKS: All volunteers, financial coaching clients, and other building visitors are required to use our hands-free, self-check thermometer stationed in our lobby.
Do you know someone who needs assistance?
Check out www.thrivepeninsula.org/help for details on how to receive our services. Thank you for your steadfast support of our mission. Please take action today to help us lift up our neighbors in need during this unprecedented emergency.




TESTIMONIALS


Click here to read the stories of families we have helped during the COVID-19 crisis. This is only a small sampling of the impact we have had thanks to our partners and donors.





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13195 Warwick Boulevard, Unit 2C
Newport News, VA 23602-8320