Colorado Disaster Relief
A Call for Volunteers
Disaster Relief in Colorado
International Medical Relief is staffing congregate shelters in Colorado with medical support 24/7 to take care of the whole person. IMR will build health literacy while meeting people where they live. IMR provides staffing to handle and manage resident needs that otherwise go unmet. IMR’s management team will provide onboarding, orientation, and training at facilities to manage and handle patients. Sustainable continuing medical education is also provided to all residents.
These tasks include ADLs (activities of daily living) including showers, movement, de-escalation of behavioral health, proper disinfecting, and disposal of bodily fluids during the patient’s acute illness. Develop medical care and social plans for care and help the resident find appropriate sustainable resources. Patient education on current medical issues of residents and how to navigate the healthcare system. Monitor patients for escalating health issues, assess for COVID-19 symptoms and daily temperature checks with pre-quarantine and post-quarantine residents, and help to identify conditions such as acute cardiovascular issues, gunshot wound, surgical incisions, significant incontinence, toxic shock syndrome, colitis, gall bladder issues, MS and fibromyalgia, sickle cell anemia, broken ankle, upper respiratory issues, illicit drug use such as mamba, suicide attempts and more.
IMR is observing incredible change due to implementing education efforts and having the team serve as a sustainable and comfortable resource for guests, including reducing the guest’s dependency on emergency services.
The IMR team continues to collaborate with the City of Denver and partner organizations to improve the delivery of care, continuity, and services to the residents. Currently, the IMR team is partnering with other agencies to provide social work services, welfare checks, and activities of daily living (ADL) care. With all of these efforts, we are continuing to empower residents to take an active role in their own health and improve health outcomes while reducing the utilization of already overburdened city resources.
Assisted living, congregate living shelters and group housing face serious challenges and we want to give you the opportunity to support these growing needs. Help to provide medical care and health services to residents.
Congregate housing sites that are traditionally not staffed by medical providers need your help in training their staff to stop the spread of COVID-19. We need your support in performing valuable training about proper sanitation, use of PPE, infection control, isolation, cohorting. Our goal is to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and with proper knowledge at these facilities we can go a long way to keeping Colorado safe.
Volunteer opportunities will take place in the Metro Denver area. From a central meeting location you will be directed to your volunteer role and exact address location for that day. Once your application has been reviewed, a member of our team will contact you to discuss this opportunity in detail.
All volunteers will be provided appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE). Protective measures will be scaled based upon your role and potential exposure at the testing site.
Your generous donation goes to advance all COVID-19 relief efforts that are currently underway. Five-day and three-day opportunities are available. Inquire with our office for more information at (970) 635-0110 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Serve in Colorado
Join International Medical Relief in Colorado as we provide testing, training, and support across the state. Several week-long opportunities are available for volunteers to serve. To volunteer now, select a date to view more information regarding this opportunity and an application.
Volunteer with IMR Today
We need non-medical and medical volunteers. We are looking for volunteers between the ages of 18 and 64. You should NOT volunteer if you are experiencing health issues, pregnant or nursing, have pre-existing conditions which may make you more vulnerable for infection, are not feeling well, have a fever, or are infected with the coronavirus. More details can be found here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/need-extra-precautions/index.html
Where do you need me?
Volunteers are urgently needed in all 50 states. Itineraries are developed in response to the greatest need, and new needs are identified daily. When you register, you can select the location at which you would like to volunteer. For opportunities in Colorado, please go here.
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A Message from IMR's President & Founder
At IMR, we want to extend our support and best wishes to all the health care workers who are affected by COVID-19 around the world. Our medical community has been greatly impacted, and we express our sympathies and support to them, as well as our other families, friends, patient communities, and peers who are in the medical and mission industries around the world. Like other natural and manmade disasters that IMR has assisted with over these past two decades, this is a challenge that we will overcome and, as a result, become more resilient.
Now, more than ever, we are united together with our hosts and determined to help the communities we serve. We are preparing for the future as we always do and working here at home to help where we can now. At this time IMR is actively reaching out to all of our volunteers to help staff COVID-19 testing sites around the country. These testing sites are scaling up rapidly and now, more than ever, IMR needs our medical community to come together for our nation here at home. Please join IMR as we serve our vulnerable and needy communities and get COVID-19 testing and results in the hands of those that need them.
We are actively engaged at the federal and state levels around the country. The need is great. Please consider joining our cause. We need your support. We ask that you share this opportunity with others who also may be interested in participating. Help in this recovery effort by supporting IMR and our communities. We remain confident that in the upcoming months we will be back more united than ever engaging in provider and patient partnerships, showing kindness, and saving lives.
We can’t wait to welcome you back! Together we are stronger. Together we can save lives. Join us.
Shauna King, MPAhf
President & Founder, International Medical Relief
We are in this together.
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Help Us Provide COVID-19 Training Around the Globe
IMR is rapidly producing customized community-wide training courses and materials on COVID-19 for deployment. We want to get these to hospitals and healthcare workers in need around the globe. Help us to reach those communities that are the most vulnerable. Join our cause and our fight to protect our global frontline medical workers who are saving lives and keeping our communities safe.