COVID-19 has impacted all our lives; in ways, most of us would never have imagined or experienced before. In these trying and challenging times, we would like to assure you that MMA is with you. If you need any urgent support or guidance, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us.
MMA is partnering with Indian Association of Minnesota (IAM) in their Emergency Relief Fund for helping the community members who are impacted due to COVID-19. By contributing to this fund, community members can come together for a joint show of #ForceForGood to combat suffering and help people in our area at this time of great need. Please be part of this effort by the Asian Indian community in Minnesota.
We are also joining hands with the Federation of Malayalee Associations of Americas (FOMAA) to form a regional task force to support our Malayalee community during this time of need. We will share more information on this shortly.
Please reach out to us if you would like to lend a hand in the fight against COVID, many organizations are looking for volunteers to make masks, cook meals for senior citizens, etc. We’ll help you connect with these organizations.
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Below are some helpful resources and information shared in the Indian Association of Minnesota (IAM) newsletter which might be helpful in this crisis situation.
IAM COVID-19 Help Hotline
The following IAM COVID-19 Community Help Hotlines are now active. Please reach out for any help and spread the word to those in need.
Other Federal resources
MN COVID-19 Hotlines:
Health questions: 651-201-3920 or 1-800-657-3903 (7 a.m. to 7 p.m.)
PLEASE stay at home, but if you MUST go to get essential supplies, the following stores in Twin Cities have established special times for Seniors and people with underlying conditions:
Costco Tue/Thurs 9am-10am
Cub Foods Everyday 6am – 7am
Target Wednesday 7am – 8am
Lunds/Byerlys Everyday 7am – 8am
Hennepin County has created drop-off locations for items needed to protect people responding to the COVID-19 crisis. Items can be dropped off daily 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The sites are:
Southdale Library, 7001 York Ave. S, Edina
Hennepin Cty Dept of Community Corrections and Rehabilitation,
3000 N. Second St., Minneapolis
Staff working in quarantine operations, as first responders, in public health, and in clinics and hospitals are running low on supplies that keep them safe and help them continue their work protecting the community.
Priority items needed include:
• Protective face wear – N95 or N100 respirators, PAPRs and surgical masks
• Nitrile gloves
• Tyvek coveralls
• Tyvek foot covers
• Eye protection (wrap arounds or chemical splash)