In these past weeks as the Medical Center has truly begun the fight against COVID-19, many people have asked how to best support UMMC, our staff and patients. We are so grateful for this outpouring of support and the encouraging words as we work together to take care of people around the state. Our community is stronger together. In addition to practicing social distancing and washing hands frequently, below are some specific ways you can give and join the fight against COVID-19.
A gift to the COVID-19 response fund can help us meet any number of needs, including providing meals for front-line health care workers or basic necessities and comfort items for patients. Make a gift online at www.umc.edu/greatest.
Donate to the Children’s of Mississippi Family Assistance Fund to provide meal vouchers and other support for parents/guardians staying with pediatric patients: www.umc.edu/COM
Donate personal protective equipment (PPE) and smart devices (i.e. IPad, IPhone).
To schedule a drop off, email us at UMMCDevelopment@umc.edu.
We are accepting ONLY the following items at this time:
New or gently used
*Tablets and smart phones needed: (1) to provide patients a way to connect with loved ones during isolation; and, (2) to conduct telehealth appointments. Devices must be in working order and should be reset to default settings.
We at UMMC are more grateful than we can express for the outpouring of community support for our teams hard at work to test and treat people in the COVID-19 pandemic. In response to new CDC guidelines, UMMC is asking once again for help from our community with home-sewn masks. The cloth masks will be worn by UMMC employees in non-COVID-19 patient care areas. Drop off cloth masks in the secure bin at the overhang outside the Nelson C. Norman Student Union.
Purchase gift cards for local restaurants/caterers and mail to UMMC Office of Development, 2500 N. State St., Jackson, MS 39216 or transfer by email to UMMCDevelopment@umc.edu to help provide meals for patient families and front line medical staff.
Help meet the needs of patients and front line staff by purchasing items for the Amazon Wish List: https://bit.ly/UMMCGiving
**After selecting an item from the list, check the “This is a gift” box and provide your name, address, phone, and email in gift message for tax receipt.
Are you interested in sending messages of encouragement to UMMC’s frontline health care professionals? Please feel free to send cards, create video posts, make posters (8.5 x 11) expressing your gratitude to help raise morale. Your creative works of art will be shared with our staff and posted in the hospital. Your words of support will be deeply appreciated.
Any cards, videos or posters can be sent to:
Thank you for your support of UMMC during this challenging time.
To receive a tax receipt for your COVID-19-related donation, please fill out our in-kind donation form.
COVID-19 In-kind donation form - PDF
Return the form to our office by email (UMMCDevelopment@umc.edu) or by mail to:
Contact the Office of Development at (601) 984-2300 or UMMCDevelopment@umc.edu.