United Way of Martin County
To help local individuals in need, United Way of Martin County launched the COVID-19 Economic Relief Fund and allocated $200,000 from its emergency funds to provide immediate relief to people in Martin County. United Way is asking individuals who don’t need immediate assistance to consider donating to help neighbors in need. There are no administrative fees for this fund, so 100% of every dollar donated will go to help Martin County residents.
United Way is also rallying volunteers who are playing a critical part in our community during the COVID-19 crisis. Volunteers are pitching in at food pantries that have seen an uptick in clients, delivering food to seniors who are unable to go out or making homemade masks to keep friends and neighbors safe.
If you need help or are able to help, please reach out to United Way of Martin County at 772-283-4800 or www.UnitedWayMartin.org/COVID-19.
Children's Services Council
Boys and Girls Clubs of Martin County is providing FREE Meals for all youth (under 18, do not have to be a club member).
All 4 Boys and Girls Clubs locations in Martin County from Monday- Sunday 5:30 -7:30 pm. Take it to-go, drive, walk or bike thru Meals are available for pick up at:
• Cloe-Clark Club, 11500 SE Lares Ave., Hobe Sound
• Bill & Barbara Whitman Club, 17375 SW Palm Beach St., Indiantown
• H. Wayne Huizenga Club, 1150 SW Martin Downs Blvd., Palm City
• John & Marge Bolton Club, 4731 SE Flounder Ave., Stuart
Martin County School District Free Meals for Children
The Martin County School District’s Food & Nutrition Services (FNS) Department will serve free meals to children in the Martin County community from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday- Friday, through May 1, 2020. Meals will be served to children aged 18 and under at the following locations:
J.D. Parker Elementary School
1010 E. 10th Street, Stuart, FL 34994
Hobe Sound Elementary School
11555 SE Gomez Ave, Hobe Sound, FL 33455
Port Salerno Elementary School
3260 SE Lionel Terrace, Stuart, FL 34997
Warfield Elementary School
15260 SW 150th Street, Indiantown, FL 34956
Arts Foundation Launches Artist relief fund
The Arts Foundation for Martin County believes that a strong arts and cultural sector actively contributes to the community’s economic vitality and is central to its strong quality of life.
The global pandemic, COVID-19, continues to threaten the stability of our economy and our way of life. In a proactive move, the Arts Foundation has created the Martin County ARTIST RELIEF FUND as a personal emergency relief fund to support Martin County creative professionals (artists in music, theatre, dance, literature, and visual arts) whose body of work has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Grant amounts are available in the amounts of $500, $250, and $100.
ARTIST RELIEF FUND grants are available for eligible applications with no set deadline starting April 15. Eligible artists are limited to one grant. The Arts Foundation for Martin County is committed to underwriting as many affected artists as possible and towards that end, launched a fundraising campaign on April 14. As long as funds are available, grants will be awarded
To support the program, a live stream concert featuring Marie Jureit-Beamish playing “Songs of Comfort, Hope and Praise” on the piano will take place at 5:30 p.m. on April 14 at the same time as our regularly scheduled “Sunset Concert at the Gallery” program. Donations will be accepted via Facebook during the livestream and on the website (martinartsfoundation.org) starting April 13.
An Arts Foundation of Martin County survey has found that more than 75-percent of local artists have already suffered economic losses due to the COVID-19 crisis. Due to the nature of their work, most were among the first to feel economic impact.
As we’ve learned during our own periods of isolation, the entertainment and release that various forms of art provide have made our lives much more tolerable and pleasant.
The arts are a key part of the mental health of our county and our nation. Every day we see examples of people dancing, singing and drawing as ways to stay positive and engaged, whether on social media or on the news. It’s a remarkable time to witness the powerful way the arts are there for each of us. The Arts Foundation of Martin County is excited to take this role in providing some well-deserved relief to our creative community. For more information, Nancy Turrell, firstname.lastname@example.org or 772-288-5397 ext 4.
We are Healthfully Yours, a local organic market and nutrition center. We also have organic made to order juice. We remain open as we are considered essential providing local produce and groceries as well as vitamins, supplements, and herbal remedies. We are offering curbside and delivery and continue are regular store hours.
961 S.E. Federal Highway
STUART, FL 34994
Connect Credit Union
With the credit union philosophy of people helping people, your local credit union is helping our members in the following ways: Offering remote personal and auto loan applications and closings, skip a pay on certain loans for up to two months to all our members with existing personal or auto loans, deferring payments on new loans for up to 90 days, and offering no credit check loans to existing members with basic qualifications listed on our website.
If you are interested in becoming a member or applying for a loan, Connect Credit Union has been proudly serving the community since 1962. Our Stuart branch is located at 1993 S. Kanner Highway. We also have several other locations to serve you or you can visit us online at www.ConnectCU.org.
All About Achieving Learning
All About Achieving Learning Centers staff and students have used our available fabric (that is typically used in sewing courses) to cut over 450 masks that were then given to a seamstress to create masks that have been used locally and sent as far away as New York.
We are using our 3D printers to print “ear savers” for medical personnel locally. We have completed over 100 that can be reused and are still producing additional resources. Anyone who wants to help or has a 3D printer can go to Thingiverse-Hack the Pandemic to get the design.
Washer, our amazing tech instructor and facility manager, is using the gaming computers since the start of the Safer at Home order, to assist with running protein folding algorithms for the country.
All About Achieving Learning Centers
Private Tutoring, Academic Classes,
Summer Camps and STEAM Programs
43 Monterey Road Stuart, FL 34994
Treasure Coast Urgent Care
We are offering in home COVID19 testing with a 10% discount to Chamber members, Healthcare workers, and first responders. We can also send a nurse out and do a telemedicine visit with patients who need lab work, or are unable to leave their home to be seen We can give injections,, give IV’s, draw labs, and other medical services. We have donated essential supplies to Mary’s Shelter, the YMCA, and many other non-ptofits. I only want to be recognized if it’s in a context to call others to act and help as we are. We understand businesses are struggling or closing. Those who are not are the ones we are asking to help, no matter how small. Thank you. TCUrgentCare.com
Rob Gluckman, Esq. CEO Treasure Coast Urgent Care and Treasure Coadt Primary Care
We have and continue to run weekly Webinars and Teams meetings helping business navigate programs that will help them stay in business. We are also supporting local non-profits in various ways from funding to IT services. We are providing free remote work at home connectivity to businesses that need to have their staff work off site and free support that goes along with those individuals working from home when they need it. We continue to monitor the needs of the business community and are trying to offer what we can, when we can to ensure the sustainability of local business.
2522 SE Federal Hwy, Stuart FL 34994
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Business Name: Belt Creative
Location: Stuart, FL (available to work remotely)
Covid-19 Resources Page: https://beltcreative.com/covid-19
What We’re Doing to Help: We’re building free one-page websites for any businesses that don’t have a website yet, providing free digital marketing audits/strategy sessions, and setting up free marketing apps for businesses (Facebook & Twitter social media scheduler, online reputation management, website analytics reporting). Our team has been a remote-first agency for years, so we’re also hard at work creating tutorials and guides on how to work from home and what are the best apps for running your business online.
Southern Pride Gourmet Foods is offering local delivery of all products. Go on line pick out the products you
want and call me with their order, 772-932-4434, use a credit card and I will delivery to their door. No one comes in contact with
Thanks, have a great day. Stay safe.
Gratitude Steel Band Entertainment
Our band is skillfully preparing to musically bring smiles of freedom again!
With sensitivity to all elderly who can’t even down in the dining room together, to those who can’t work together much less party together, we wait like the rest for the day of healing.
As soon as the curtain lifts, we are ready to Rock!
We appreciate thank you and God bless!
Music to bring a Smile😊
Gratitude Steel Band Entertainment
ane Society of the Treasure Coast.
“With the spread of coronavirus and the resulting health and economic consequences of this pandemic, most people may not be thinking of animals during this time, but the Humane Society of the Treasure Coast is. We are the only animal welfare organization taking in animals from the public throughout this pandemic. We are working hard to provide temporary shelter and medical care to homeless pets in Martin County while also preparing our facility for the inevitable increase in intake this spring as “kitten season” approaches and, as more people along the Treasure Coast are infected with coronavirus and are no longer able to care for their pets.
In addition to our community efforts within our shelter, we have also continued our strong partnership with the Martin County Emergency Management Agency to help deliver supplies to those in need in our community. The Humane Society of the Treasure Coast is committed to helping Martin County residents, both two-legged and four-legged, get through this difficult time.
Our current hours are Mon-Sat 10am-3pm by appointment only. Closed on Sundays. Our two thrift store locations remain closed and are not accepting donations at this time. Our website is www.hstc1.org and we are located at 4100 SW Leighton Farm Avenue in Palm City.”
House of Hope
House of Hope is pleased to announce that thanks to dozens of local businesses, fellow agencies, selfless volunteers, and community-minded donors we are still able to serve thousands of Martin County residents in need. By adapting pantry services to an outdoor only curbside model we are able to greatly minimize contact between staff and clients as well as the teams of volunteers. Case managers are processing financial assistance requests as quickly as they come in with the goal of helping prevent financial fallout for households struggling with the COVID-19 shutdown. Those interested in helping may drop off nonperishable food donations at any House of Hope pantry location, make an online donation, or sign up to volunteer by emailing Lauren@hohmartin.org.
More information can be found at hohmartin.org
The Barn Theatre
Like many other venues around the country, The Barn Theatre is in “intermission” at this time and all of our remaining shows, concerts, and special events of this season are deferred indefinitely. Keeping a positive focus on this situation, this is a good time for us to look for opportunities where we can assist our neighbors, and reflect back on some of the contributions The Barn has made during our current season.
The Barn Theatre is nearing the end of our 49th season and has just announced the amazing shows that we have selected to celebrate our 50th year as the Treasure Coast’s oldest and largest community theatre.
Our patrons have been so supportive and generous to The Barn that we are happy to provide support to organizations that are important to our patrons!
During each of our shows and events we have sponsored organizations that have had a direct impact on some of the actors in our shows, or that our actors have had a strong connection with. We put free information about these organizations in our Playbills. During “Beauty and The Beast”, we sponsored “Macey’s Believers“, a non-profit dedicated to funding a support community for Type 1 Diabetes sufferers, organized by the family of Macey Gaskins, one of the actors in the show who suffers from the disease.
In a similar manner, The Barn Theatre has sponsored; “Friends in Pink” (Treasure Coast Breast Cancer), “Caring Fields Felines” (home for rescued felines), “Place of Hope” (abused children & human trafficking. The Barn has also donated thousands of dollars in free tickets to non-profits to support their raffles.
When The Barn is able to end our “intermission”, we will continue to support worthwhile organizations in our community and throughout the Treasure Coast!
For as long as we are able to continue with permissions, The Barn Theatre is streaming videos of some of our recent and very popular shows on our Facebook page and on our YouTube Channel for all to enjoy while quarantined.
At Merritt Chiropractic on 500 S Colorado Ave in Stuart, FL we focus on helping people stay healthy by removing blocks to the system God put in place to run the body, the nervous system. Spinal misalignment can interfere with the immune system and can lower our immune defense. We will continue to care for children and families to keep them well so we can come out of this together and stronger than before. Due to many layoffs and financial hardship we have waived fees for many of our patients to get them through this hard time.
The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army, a long-time member of the Martin County Chamber of Commerce, continues to serve the community through the COVID-10 crisis. We offer food from our food pantry and soup kitchen and can provide financial assistance for rent, utilities and prescriptions. Although our homeless shelters cannot accept new clients at this time, we continue to feed and provide services to our current residents. Donations are greatly appreciated.
821 SE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Stuart
Ethan’s Grill is open for deliveries and curbside takeout. Specializing in German Fare, our food is always freshly prepared and made to order. Our hours are 1pm to 7pm daily and closed on Sundays. Orders can be made directly with us at 772-210-2350.
Visit is at https://www.ethansgrill.com/delivery-curbside-and-takeout for our menu and don’t forget to order a cocktail or bottle of wine to enjoy with dinner.
We Thank you for your support and we look forward to serving you soon. Please stay healthy and well.