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Government Updates  •   Volunteer Opportunities  •  Childcare for Essential Personnel  •  School Meals  •  Food Pantries  •  Senior Shopping Venues and Home Delivered Meals   •  Restaurants Offering Take-Out and Delivery  •  Utilities  •  Free Internet  •  Virtual Conferencing •  Employment Opportunities & Unemployment Insurance •  Health, Mental Health and Insurance    Public Transportation   Taxes  • Scam Alerts  •  News  • Tourism  • Nonprofit Resources  •  Military

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Goverment Updates

Volunteer Opportunities

UWDOR has opportunities to help your community during this time of need.

Volunteers are urgently needed in Dutchess and Orange County to assist with meal preparation and delivery for local families and housebound seniors. Please contact or call 914-330-3458 to find out more information about these opportunities.

We are all practicing social distancing, if you have time to write digital or scanned letters or cards for local seniors who are especially isolated at this time, they can be emailed to for distribution to area nursing homes and assisted living facilities.

Childcare for Essential Personnel

Poughkeepsie & New Windsor

School Meal Distribution Sites

Dutchess County

Orange County (from

Food Pantries

Dutchess County
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Orange County
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Senior Shopping Venues and Home Delivered Meals

Restaurants Offering Take-Out and Delivery


Free Internet (with restrictions, see links below) 

Virtual Conferencing



Employment and Unemployment

Unemployment Insurance

Restaurant Workers

Employment Opportunities

Health and Health Insurance

Drive Through COVID-19 Testing Locations

Mental Health

Health Insurance

Public Transportation


Scam Alerts

Business Resources


Newspapers offering free access to articles about the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Nonprofit Resources


For the 3 AER forms (see links to PDFS below): Just for your situational awareness, HQ AER will accept and consider Exceptions to Policy for eligibility for ARNG and USAR Soldiers on a case-by-case basis when they are experiencing extreme or unusual financial hardship due to a cancelled deployment or the current DoD travel ban.

Assistance requests will be submitted directly to HQ AER IAW the guidelines below.

Again, this is situational awareness for most, and is only directly applicable if you have ARNG and USAR units on your installation.

1. As you know, AER assist ARNG and USAR Soldier who are:

a. Active Guard Reserve (AGR) Soldiers serving in full-time positions under Title 10 U.S.C. for more than 30 consecutive days and their eligible Family members.

b. Members of the Reserve Component of the Army (National Guard and Army Reserve under Title 10 U.S.C) on continuous Active Duty for more than 30 consecutive days and their eligible Family members.

c. RetiredArmy Reserve and National Guard Soldiers receiving Retired pay and their Family members.

2. As a result of COVID-19,AER will assist Non-Title 10 ARNG and USAR Soldiers on a case-by-case basis when they are experiencing extreme or unusual financial hardship due to a cancelled deployment or the current DoD travel ban. Soldiers needing help should submit the attached forms AER Form 770, (Exception to Policy for Eligibility), AER Form 57 (Budget Planning Sheet) and AER Form 575 (Electronic Funds Transfer Authorization)) along with supporting documentation through the first Field Grade Officer or Command Sergeant Major in the chain of command for my review and then forward to AER HQs at>

3. Request your dissemination of this information to subordinate commands as appropriate.

4. Let Ms Monica Staats, Family Readiness Support Assistant (FRSA), 99th Readiness Division (Phone: 910.598.3805, Email: know if you have questions or if there are other specific financial needs your Soldiers and Families are experiencing as a result from the COVID-19. They have the capability to rapidly adjust their operations to meet this evolving situation.

24/7 support or assistance is available at Military One Source 1-800-342-9647 or

Army Reserves Family Programs:

Helping your Family & Children Cope during the COVID19


MilitaryOneSource will also post news and important information on their social media - Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest. Be sure to follow them for updates and to hear from others in the community.

The MilitaryOneSource call center remains available 24/7/365 for personalized support. Call 1-800-342-9647 (OCONUS calling options here:

- This can be a demanding time. If you are feeling stressed, counseling services remain available by phone, video and online. To schedule an appointment, call (1-800-342-9647) or live chat ( through the website.


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United Way has established the Dutchess Orange Community Strong Fund for families impacted by COVID-19. For more information, click here. 

See United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region's informational page on Coronavirus and our Visitor Policy.