Connecting Community

Lend a Hand

Donate Blood

Hospitals are in desperate need of blood at this time. If you are healthy and eligible, check the American Red Cross and Vitalant websites to find information on local drives in La Plata County.

Colorado Volunteer Mobilizer for Medical and Public Health Professionals

Colorado Volunteer Mobilizer is used to register, notify, and inform individuals who are interested in volunteering in the event of an accidental or intentional emergency, or other public or health care disaster. They are working to recruit and train Physicians, Nurses, Pharmacists, Respiratory Therapists, EMT/Paramedics, Behavioral/Mental Health, Veterinary/animal, and Amateur Radio Emergency Services.

Community Emergency Relief Fund

The Community Emergency Relief Fund (CERF) is dedicated to supporting our local community during emergencies in Southwest Colorado. Community stakeholders, including representatives from public health, local governments, school districts, businesses, and nonprofits, will prioritize donated funds for the areas of greatest need, with food and housing insecurity as top priorities.

Help Now Colorado

Coloradans can donate or sign up to volunteer through Help Now Colorado.

  • Donate: Donations to The Colorado COVID Relief Fund through will be used to support the response and recovery needs of communities impacted by COVID-19.
  • Volunteer: Coloradans who can’t donate money are encouraged to donate their time by volunteering. Help Now Colorado is seeking people who can share reliable information, provide virtual support, deliver food, medication, and medical supplies, and help with daily tasks for people who live alone. Retired and former heath care workers are encouraged to sign up using the specific online portal they have created.

The Maker Lab at the Powerhouse

The MakerLab at the Durango Powerhouse is coordinating volunteers with a variety of skills to supply materials or create items needed during this crisis. Look to their Facebook page for the most up to date information. The MakerLab is also taking donations through their GoFundMe Page to support their efforts making personal protective gear (PPE) for local medial facilities.

Face Masks for Mercy Medical Center

Our wonderful community members are answering a call from Mercy Medical Center for homemade cloth masks for their non-nursing staff. They have requested a specific pattern and instructions. Instructions on how to package and deliver the masks are included in the document. If you have any questions about this project please contact Brenda Marshall at

Pine River COVID-19 Need a Hand? Lend a a Hand! Facebook Page

The Library has created a Facebook page where the local community can come together to share resources, offer help, and ask for assistance when needed! Many of us are feeling overwhelmed, and many of us would love to help if we can. Together we can create a positive place to share and support one another.

Pine River Shares

Pine River Shares has specific requests of donations they are asking for through their Facebook page. All donations will be received on Wednesdays from 9am-12pm at their office at 658 S East Street in Bayfield.