Disaster Volunteers and Donations
Whenever a disaster/emergency strikes, as Leon County Emergency Management and disaster response organizations work to respond to and recover from the event, volunteers will be needed to support this effort. If you are interested in assisting by volunteering, please provide us your information. Whenever there is a need for disaster volunteers we will then be able to message you information on the current needs and how to connect with organizations that are requesting assistance.
Visit VolunteerLEON's website for the Leon County Disaster Volunteer & Donation Registration form and to learn more.
Capital Medical Society is collecting Personal Protection Equipment. Donations of new, unopened N-95 masks, safety glasses, facial shields, gowns, nitrile disposable gloves, surgical masks, and touchless thermometers are needed. Items can be dropped off at Capital Medical Society at 1204 Miccosukee Road, Tallahassee, FL 32308 from 9 AM to 5 PM, Monday through Friday.
- For further details visit their website, or call 850-877-9018 or 850-559-8611.
Sew Masks for Veterans and the Military with the Red Cross. The American Red Cross is calling on people across the country to connect with their local Red Cross office to sew face coverings for military bases, veteran communities, military hospitals and veteran hospitals in need.
- For more information, please email Liz Smith, SAF Regional Director-North Florida Region at Elizabeth.firstname.lastname@example.org. Completed cloth face coverings can be delivered to your community Red Cross office, 1115 Easterwood Drive, Tallahassee FL 32311.
Help Support Local Businesses and Nonprofits through the Pay It Forward Initiative
On April 15, Leon County in collaboration with Shop Tally with Swellcoin launched its Pay It Forward Initiative, which is a web-based shopping portal that gives customers the opportunity to purchase gift cards from local businesses and immediately donate those cards to support nonprofits on the frontline of providing services to those in need.
To participate, individuals can visit www.ishoptally.com, find their favorite local business, click the Pay It Forward Icon, choose their gift card amount and select a nonprofit to donate to. Businesses will follow up with individuals for payment and then they will give the gift card directly to the selected nonprofit. Businesses and nonprofits interested in participating in the initiative can also register on the site. More here.
Animal Shelter/Rescue Support
Sick of self-isolating? Now is the perfect time to support the Tallahassee Animal Service Center, Leon County Humane Society and other local rescues through fostering or adopting a new furry friend. A lot of our local rescues are unable to host adoption events at this time and as the weather warms ups, more puppies and kittens are being born, meaning there is a need for fosters and adopters. Another reason fostering is important is, at this time, the National Animal Control Association, the Humane Society of the United States and many others recommend reducing animal intakes and opening up additional space within the shelter so there will be space available for any animals that may enter the facility due to COVID-19.
Tallahassee Animal Service Center
Leon County Humane Society: Foster | Adopt | Donations
Big Dog Rescue: Find available dogs or donate | Facebook
It's Meow or Never for Ferals: Foster, Adopt or Donate | Facebook
Supporting local businesses and the arts community
Visit our Safer at Home page for information about local restaurants that are Open for Takeout and information about the Council on Culture and Arts' listings of online resources.