COVID-19 Connections: Needs & Resources

Apr 4, 2020

HIGHROCK RESOURCES

Highrock wants to help support the many arising needs of people both within and beyond our worshipping community at this time. Here you can find ways to get connected to others within our community as well as a number of trusted community organizations we're in conversation with who are well poised to offer help or receive your support. 

Need Support?

  • Highrock Acton CARE TREE - we've created a care tree where we are all checking in and checking up one another on a weekly basis! If you have a need, or if you're new to the community or haven't yet joined MyRock, please email Pastor Becky (becky@highrocacton.org) to get added to the Care Tree.
  • Free Bag Lunches and Art Kits - every weekday (Mon - Fri, 11:30am-1pm) Neighbor Brigade volunteers are handing out free bag lunches and art kits for individuals and families, no questions asked, at the Acton-Boxborough high school driveway circle at the entrance to school (36 Charter Rd., Acton).
  • Town of Acton Food Resources
  • Town of Acton Community Resources (If you are an Acton resident in need of financial or social services support: 978-929-6651, lducharme@acton-ma.gov)
  • Mass-2-1-1 Helpline - Call the state sponsored Mass 2-1-1 helpline for free, up-to-date COVID-19 info and referrals to local assistance.
  • Prayer - maybe you just need prayer! We have teams of people praying regularly for the needs within and beyond the church community. If you have a concern for prayer, please email one of the pastors or email it to prayer@highrockacton.org.

 

Give Support!

  • Acton-Boxborough United Way (ABUW) COVID-19 Impact Fund - The ABUW has been in collaboration with Town Officials, community agencies in both Acton & Boxborough, and in conversation with Highrock. This is a coordinated, focused fund to help local residents directly impacted by the COVID-19 Epidemic. 100% of donations will go to helping those in need! The fund requires a vetting and application process and can be issued within one day of request. To donate funds online, go to ABUW.org. As of April 1st, every donation is being matched dollar-for-dollar up to $25,000.
  • Acton Food Pantry -  Food donation bins are available at following locations: Roche BrosDonelan’s, Stop & Shopand The Silver Unicorn Book Store. Along with food donations the pantry is also in need of hygiene & cleaning supplies as well. To volunteer your time delivering or distributing groceries, please call (978) 635-9295 or foodpantryvolunteer@actoncommunitysupper.org. To donate funds online, go to www.actoncommunitysupper.org.
  • Neighbor Brigade - Volunteer opportunities are available in the community to help with deliveries of meals, groceries or medications to residents who may otherwise be homebound. Sign up by email info@neighborbrigade.org or call 1-855-241-4357. To offer translation services over the phone to residents who speak a language other than English please email info@neighborbrigade.org for more information. There are chapters of Neighbor Brigade in almost every local community.
  • Help Make PPE Gowns for local hospitals - to help donate supplies or make gowns yourself, contanct Highrocker Ivana Huang
  • Donate PPE for Acton First Responders & Local Agencies - Acton first responders and local agencies (food pantries, resident centers for seniors and disabled residents, volunteers delivering groceries for local residents, etc) are in need of Personal Protective Equipment. The Acton Police Station is a drop-off point and materials will be distributed to those needing them. They are collecting: masks (including N95, KN95, disposable masks, homemade masks), eye protection (safety goggles and face shields), gloves, disinfecting wipes, hand sanitizer). Call the police station (978-264-4005) when you are in the parking lot of the Acton Safety Facility Building (371 Main St, Acton) and a police officer will take the material from your trunk.