How You Can Help in Difficult Times The COVID-19 crisis continues to financially impact our families, businesses and communities. As a leading credit union for the tristate area, this hits home for us. Our team remains committed to providing not only vital financial services, but also personal finance advice to help members cope during these this difficult time. Beyond this, we’re working to do our part to support those on the true frontlines of the battle against COVID-19: your community hospitals and health care workers. And we want to help you help them. It’s crucial that we work together to provide hospitals the personal protective equipment (“PPE”) they need to safely and effectively treat patients with COVID-19. If you’re wondering how you can help give back and support frontline healthcare professionals, check out the below list of current needs from hospitals in our communities. Throughout New York, New Jersey and Connecticut – and beyond – people are struggling; they’re also displaying amazing courage and selflessness. At Affinity, we celebrate all our members who are lending a helping hand during this unprecedented crisis and showing how much good a community connected can do when we come together. For additional information and updates from Affinity about COVID-19, please visit https://www.affinityfcu.com/banking/we're-here-for-you.aspx Local Hospitals and Supply Needs Bergen County Valley Health System needs N95 masks, surgical masks, face shields, goggles, fluid resistant isolation gowns and non-latex (nitrile) gloves. Drop off at Valley Hospital‘s main entrance Monday - Friday 8 am - 5 pm. https://www.valleyhospitalfoundation.org/COVID19HowCanIHelp Somerset County Somerset County Office of Emergency Management is collecting supplies for Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset, including: nitrile gloves, coveralls, tyvek suits, medical gowns, face shields, goggles, N95 masks, P100 masks, air purifying respirators. For more information contact EmergencyMgmt@co.somerset.nj.us. https://www.tapinto.net/towns/hillsborough/sections/health-and-wellness/articles/somerset-county-facility-in-hillsborough-collects-ppe-donations Middlesex County Saint Peter’s University Hospital in New Brunswick is asking for essential items including safety goggles, face shields, N95 small respirators and hand sanitizer. https://www.saintpetershcs.com/Donate/Ways-to-Support-Saint-Peter Morris County Saint Clare’s Health has dedicated patient units set up at each campus and in their ICUs. They are asking for donations of Crocs shoes or any slip-on shoes that are solid with no holes in varying unisex sizes that can be bleached. They also need personal protective equipment: gowns, surgical masks, N95 masks, latex-free protective gloves. They will also accept hand sewn masks. Please drop off outside the Emergency Room walk-in doors at either hospital. Hunterdon County Hunterdon Healthcare is asking for donations of N95 masks, eye goggles, surgical gloves, sterile gowns, comfortable and washable footwear such as Crocs and video baby monitors. Call the Hunterdon Healthcare Foundation to coordinate drop-off at 908-788-6141. https://www.newjerseyhills.com/hunterdon_review Monmouth County Monmouth Medical Center is seeking supplies, including: N95 masks, surgical masks, gloves, gowns, goggles or other eye protection and liquid soap. To donate supplies, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. https://www.rwjbh.org/giving/rwjbarnabas-health-foundation/emergency-response/ Additionally, Atlantic Health System is looking to increase its supply of the following: N95 masks and KN95 masks, general surgical masks (Levels 1, 2 and 3), eye protectors, face shields, disposable gloves (vinyl and nitrile), surgical and isolation gowns, shoe covers, hand sanitizer, thermometers, testing swabs, alcohol wipes, ventilators, ventilators accessories - circuit BIPAP. Donate supplies in the blue donation bins located 24/7 directly outside the main entrances of Morristown Medical Center, Overlook Medical Center, Chilton Medical Center, Hackettstown Medical Center, or Newton Medical Center. https://www.atlantichealth.org/patients-visitors/donate-volunteer/donate-supplies-covid-19.html Westchester County White Plains Hospital is asking for donations of supplies such as gowns, gloves, masks or food from local restaurants for their healthcare workers. Please call 914-849-4483 first or email email@example.com before bringing any items to the hospital. Rockland CountyMontefiore Nyack Hospital is asking for donations including masks (N95, KN95, Earloop, with face shield), face shields (full face), isolation gowns, sani wipes, Purell, and gloves. To donate, please call 845-348-6778 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Fairfield County Norwalk Hospital is in need of equipment and supplies, including: disposable face masks, gowns, head covers, goggles, eye shields, shoe covers, scrubs, coveralls, bleach wipes, masks (N95, N25, P95, R95, N100, P100, R100). Contact Norwalk Hospital at 203-852-2216 regarding your in-kind donation. https://www.norwalkhospital.org/hospital-network/home/novel-coronavirus-covid19-update/support-our-efforts New Haven County Yale New Haven Health is in need of the following: Disposable head caps/covers, disposable gowns, disposable gloves, N95 respirator face masks, powered air purifying respirators, disposable face masks, face shields and goggles, scrubs, shoe covers, disinfecting wipes and liquids, general and all-purpose cleaners. Please email email@example.com and include your contact information. https://www.ynhhs.org/patient-care/covid-19/support-our-caregivers.aspx This information is for informational purposes only and is intended to provide general guidance and does not constitute legal, tax, or financial advice. Each person’s circumstances are different and may not apply to the specific information provided. You should seek the advice of a financial professional, tax consultant, and/or legal counsel to discuss your specific needs before making any financial or other commitments regarding the matters related to your condition are made.