Important Numbers – Emergency and Important Phone Numbers in the United States


Police, Fire, Ambulance: 9-1-1 , TTY 911 or Text to 9-1-1.

County Emergency Information Line: TTY 711

Public Safety Non-Emergency: TTY

    • Local police department – *For non-emergencies
    • Local fire department – *For non-emergencies
    • Local hospital
    • Doctor’s
    • Dentist
    • Pharmacy
    • Health insurance plan and policy number
    • Personal emergency contact list

2-1-1 For Community, Human Services and Emergency Management / Security Assistance

Poison Control: 1-800-222-1222, TTY 711

Department of Transportation: 5-1-1 Traffic and Transportation Information

Weather - National Weather Service Updates: TTY 711

Help First Responders

Homeland Security

Help Healthcare Workers Get Equipment

One of the most critical problems during the COVID-19 pandemic has been the widespread shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE)—masks, isolation gowns, face shields, exam gloves—designed to keep healthcare workers safe while treating others.

Trump said 3M agreed to provide 55.5 million masks a month for the U.S. for three months. Most of them will be the highly coveted N95 respirators that filter out 95% of all particulates.

GM to build 30,000 ventilators for national stockpile through $489.4 million contract under Defense Production Act

Feed Healthcare Workers

Those on the frontlines of this crisis need to be fortified with good food, and a number of groups are collecting funds to feed doctors, nurses, EMTs, and others from restaurants, many of which are now only serving takeout. The great news is that a donation will support local restaurants as well as those healthcare workers who are putting their lives at risk every day.

$19 Billion for Ailing Farmers

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Get Food to People in Need

More than 10 million Americans filed for unemployment benefits in the past two weeks, and that number is likely to rise in the weeks ahead. But emergency food sources are diminishing. “The food bank network has received 50 percent less food from manufacturers than they have in the past, at a time when that network is distributing 100 times more,” Forrester says.

How to help: Donate money or food directly to local food banks. You can find ones nearby using this tooloperated by Feeding America, a network of 200 food banks and 60,000 food pantries and meal programs. (If you want to contribute food, call to find out what they need and how to deliver it safely.) Feeding America also has a COVID Response Fund, which will distribute funds throughout its national network.

$19 Billion for Ailing Farmers

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Pay for Work Not Done (If You Can)

Cares Act: The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) was enacted on March 27, 2020 to provide relief for Americans facing economic hardship due to the 2020 coronavirus pandemic, including emergency financial assistance for affected individuals, families, and businesses. In addition, the Treasury Department moved the deadline to file and pay 2019 federal income taxes from April 15 to July 15, 2020


June 22 - Congress may pass another coronavirus relief package before the end of 2020

Put Your Own Skills to Work

. Web designers are much in need right now. "Many brick-and-mortar stores have to shift to an e-commerce model," says Luca Cusolito, founder of Creative Enabler, a coaching business for creative professionals, "Businesses may be in need of people who can set up websites, write copy, and photograph products."

Support the Arts

Across the U.S., institutions like the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles have closed their doors, and many have had to lay off staff.

Donate Blood

The American Red Cross told Consumer Reports that as of April 1, nearly 13,000 of its blood drives were canceled across the country due to concerns about the coronavirus, resulting in more than 375,000 fewer blood donations.

Don't Forget Animals

"COVID-19 is putting an immense amount of stress on animal shelters across the country," says Matt Bershadker, president and CEO of the ASPCA.