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South Plains COVID-19 Response Fund



Neighbor helping neighbor - that’s what we do on the South Plains. It’s what our folks are best at. That doesn’t change in times of crisis. In fact, we get better at it, and our community gets stronger because of it. 
Many of our neighbors are in need right now. Many of us suddenly find ourselves in need of neighborly care. To help meet these needs, the Community Foundation of West Texas and Lubbock Area United Way have joined together to create the South Plains COVID-19 Response Fund that will rapidly deploy resources to community-based organizations tackling the effects of the coronavirus outbreak in the region. 
The Response Fund has been established to provide flexible resources to nonprofits working with local communities who are disproportionately impacted by coronavirus and the economic consequences of the outbreak. 
Rapid response operating grants will help fund human services organizations that have deep roots in the community and strong experience working with vulnerable populations. While funds will not be given directly to individuals, by supporting these organizations we will ensure neighbors receive the help they need whenever possible. 
Your help is urgently needed. This is a time to rise as one to help our neighbor in need. This is a time to put “love thy neighbor” into action. This is a time to prove that hope starts here. 
Your gift to the Response Fund will help our community respond to both the immediate needs and to the long term needs that will arise from this crisis. Whatever you can give will make a significant impact in our South Plains communities.

Please make a gift today and help your neighbors in need.

If you are a nonprofit interested in applying for a grant, please visit to find out how to apply.
If you are in need or know someone in need, please visit our COVID-19 Response and Resource Center or call 2-1-1.

Thank you for supporting our neighbors and giving to the South Plains COVID-19 Response Fund.


Lubbock Strong T-Shirts

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Signs of Hope

Our friends at Slate Group are producing Signs of Hope. These yard signs are available at many local businesses for free to the public. View available locations here:

Please consider making a donation to the Response Fund for your yard sign.

Volunteer Opportunities

While many local nonprofits are having to work remotely or have had to temporarily close, volunteers are still needed. Below are a few of the most crucial needs:

South Plains Food Bank - The Food Bank has seen an increased need for food and other supplies. Volunteers are required to register online and all volunteers will be screened before being allowed to enter the facility. Visit their website for additional information about precautions the Food Bank is taking to keep staff, clients, and volunteers healthy.

Face Masks for Lubbock County - A Facebook group has formed to help supplement the face mask supply for medical personnel and first responders. The group includes patterns for the best masks and information on where to get supplies and where to donate.

Remote Area Medical Volunteer Corps - Help COVID-19 screening sites run efficiently. Volunteer to help with traffic control and shuttling fresh testing supplies. To learn more and sign up, visit

Volunteer Center of Lubbock - The Volunteer Center partners with local nonprofits to connect volunteers to agencies needs. For more volunteer opportunities, please visit their website.