The fight against COVID-19 continues.
We need your help! Providence caregivers are working hard to test, diagnose and treat patients throughout Oregon. Our researchers are seeking innovative ways to prevent and treat COVID-19.
You have stood beside us in amazing ways since we started fighting COVID-19 in early March - thank you! However, scientific experts predict the coronavirus pandemic may continue until there’s a proven and effective vaccine ... and Providence will be here through it all. Our communities will continue to rely on us, just as they have for more than 160 years.
Nancy Lematta, longtime board member and friend of Providence, has made a generous gift of $2 million to aid in the fight against this disease. She hopes the community will join her in helping slow the spread of this deadly virus.
Will you make a gift today to join Nancy and help in this time of crisis?
In-depth interview with Providence researchers
Read the recap article on KGW, or watch the video below.
Providence researchers and topics featured on the show include:
- Walter Urba, M.D., Ph.D. – Overview of COVID-19, Providence research both in Oregon and at the Providence system level, what lies ahead
- Bernie Fox, Ph.D. – Update on research related to a COVID-19 vaccine, both internationally and at Providence
- Rom Leidner, M.D. – Update on Providence Oregon’s work to develop a vaccine
- Brian Piening, Ph.D. – Explanation about what the field of genomics tells us about COVID-19
- Tobias Pusch, M.D. – Update on Providence’s role in the Remdesivir clinical trial, what’s next for Remdesivir
Join the fight against COVID-19
Your gift today to one of the following areas will make a difference for all who need care.
“I kept thinking what can I do to help? And I thought: I can give money. I hope it can make a difference."
- Nancy Lematta
Other ways you can help
In addition to the giving options listed above, Providence is accepting in-kind donations of the following Personal Protection Equipment (PPE):
- Face shields (new, medical type)
- gloves in sealed boxes
- gowns in sealed bags
- hand sanitizer
- sealed and sterile medical swabs
Providence is now accepting homemade masks:
- Use 100% cotton woven fabric for the face portion, such as quilting cotton, cotton flannel or cotton batik.
- Please wash and machine dry the fabric you intend to use to prevent from shrinking.
- If you, or someone in your home is sick with something contagious, please do not make masks until everyone is well for two weeks.
- Elastic is getting scarce, providing ties is acceptable.
- Go here to review a video tutorial, get a pattern and instructions.
You may donate homemade cloth masks at any entry point at a Providence Medical Group clinic or hospital in the Portland metro area.
If you wish to donate other types of PPE, please do so at the following sites and times. Call the phone number listed at the location you will be visiting to ensure a staff person will be available to assist you when you arrive.
Murray Business Center Lobby, M-F, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Door G, receiving area on SW corner of building
3601 SW Murray Blvd | Beaverton, OR, 97005
Call 503-729-5805 to arrange a drop off.
Providence Office Park, M-F, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Security desk, Building 2 lobby
4400 NE Halsey St, Building 2 | Portland OR, 97213
Call 503-341-9647 to arrange a drop off.
Providence Medford Medical Center, M-F, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Loading dock on the backside of the hospital
1111 Crater Lake Ave. | Medford, OR 97504
Call 541-732-5184 to arrange a drop off.
Don't miss this tax benefit for 2020
The $2.2 trillion CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security) Act relief package passed by Congress offers a tax deduction for everyone who makes a cash donation to charity* in 2020.
The CARES Act creates a $300 “nonitemizer” deduction. If you DO NOT itemize, you can claim a new deduction of up to $300 for cash donations to charity made in 2020.
If you DO itemize, the savings are even greater! Those who itemize can deduct qualified cash donations up to 100% of their adjusted gross income.
*Not available for gifts made to donor advised funds, private foundations or support organizations
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Support Providence in your local community
Consider donating to the "area of greatest need" fund for your local Providence foundation. As our hospitals work to ensure they have enough supplies and equipment to support increased demand, we know foundation funds will help them. A gift to your local foundation can help care for an influx of patients as needs arise.
Click the buttons below to make a gift to the foundation of your choice.