People helping people: Metro Atlanta groups providing help amid coronavirus

Here are five ways you can assist others during the coronavirus outbreak.

Are you providing help? In need of help? Here are some groups and organizations in metro Atlanta to connect with

Amid the coronavirus outbreak, groups and organizations across metro Atlanta are stepping up to help their neighbors and people in need.

Tough times have a way of bringing out the best in people, including good deeds like these across the city.

Whether you’re looking to provide a helping hand or are in need of some help yourself, there are a multitude of places to turn to in Atlanta.

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Here are some options in metro Atlanta to consider:

The Atlanta Community Food Bank's website has prominent links through which people can "donate" or "find help." The website also has a help map with a search function, so users can find the help they need close by.

Hands on Atlanta's website has a relief page with multiple links and an extensive resource guide. This page has additional updated information.

Community Assistance Center, which focuses on Sandy Springs and Dunwoody, is organizing food and financial assistance.

Emory University has started an Emory Together fund to assist students during the crisis.

Love Beyond Walls has been helping homeless people wash hands during the crisis and has ways to help listed on its website.

North Fulton Community Charities has temporarily suspended volunteer activities, but is continuing with food and financial assistance.

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Sewing Masks for Atlanta Hospitals is doing just that.

The United Way of Greater Atlanta has resources here if you need help. United Way also has a coronavirus help page and a page devoted to volunteering opportunities.

VOMO, a software company focusing on volunteerism, has created a campaign called Be A Neighbor. There are a number of Atlanta-focused volunteer opportunities listed there, based your location. Some of the volunteer opportunities list community organizations such as Open Hand Atlanta, Hosea Feed the Hungry and Homeless and more.

Please feel free to help us add to this ongoing list. If you know a group in metro Atlanta providing help to the community or offering volunteer opportunities, you can send details to courtney.kueppers@ajc.com.

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