Neighbors Helping Neighbors

You’ve reached out and asked how you can help around your community as together we navigate and try to make sense of the daily changes in our every day lives. Here are a few ways you can help make a difference. We will continue to add to this list. You can also email me at


FORT WORTH – Residents who have personal protective supplies, such as gloves and masks are encouraged to drop them off curbside starting on Thursday, March 26, at four Fort Worth Public Library locations and area Goodwill Donation Centers.

Because of precautions medical personnel and individuals are taking to avoid the spread of COVID-19, some items are in short supply. No homemade masks or previously used items will be accepted. The City of Fort Worth will collect the following:

  • Hand Sanitizer (of all sizes)
  • Antibacterial Soap
  • N95 Masks
  • Surgical Masks
  • Surgical Caps
  • Foot/Shoe Covers
  • Industrial Masks
  • Disinfectant Wipes
  • Medical Latex Free Gloves
  • Eye Protection Goggles
  • Medical Face Shields
  • Flocked swabs
  • Powered air purifying respirators (PAPR) and PAPR hoods
  • Medical Protective Gowns (water resistant)
  • Disposable Food Grade Gloves
  • Thermometers (non-contact digital)


Any of the items above may be dropped off curbside, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday at these locations:

  • East Regional Library, 6301 Bridge St.
    •Northwest Branch Library, 6228 Crystal Lake Drive
    • Southwest Regional Library, 4001 Library Lane
    • Summerglen Branch Library, 4205 Basswood Blvd.

Support your local food banks.

Minnie’s Food Pantry

They are facing an increase in families needing assistance, monetary and food donations are dwindling, and a reduction in volunteers. They’re asking you visit their website for more info on how to help keep their shelves stocked here:

North Texas Food Bank & Tarrant Area Food Bank

The North Texas Food Bank and the Tarrant Area Food Bank provides meals for families in need. Your donations go a long way. $30 can feed a family of 3 for an entire month. You can donate here and find other ways to help:  and

Donate Blood

There have been an unprecedented number of blood drive cancellations during this time and healthy individuals are being asked to help by donating blood. Here are some sites to visit to schedule an appointment.

American Red Cross

Carter Blood Care


Meals On Wheels

Meals on Wheels is asking for donations.  They are adjusting their meal delivery schedule and all deliveries will be handled by Meals on Wheels paid staff. They want to make sure they keep volunteers safe from exposure. Best way to help is through financial support. You can do that here: 

Samaritan Inn

Samaritan Inn, the largest homeless shelter in Collin County. 24 hour a day shelter providing 3 meals/snacks daily, housing, and financial/career education as well as assistance with job placement. Currently sheltering 171 residents, 69 of which are children. Their mission is to help willing people gain dignity and independence.

3 ways to help: go to and access our

  1. urgent needs list
  2. our amazon wish list
  3. simply click on the donate now button to support the mission at the Inn.

Austin Street Center

Austin Street Center specializes in caring for the most vulnerable homeless men and women in Dallas. Beyond meeting basic needs, Austin Street is committed to individualized care for each person who comes to us for help.


In addition, our friends from Support Our Soldiers who you helped over the holidays deliver over 50,000 cards to our troops, encourage you to have your little ones write letters to our troops. You can send those letters of thanks and gratitude to our soldiers to:

Support Our Soldier Headquarters
616 Shelby Road #C
Fort Worth TX 76140