BCNE helps the community




Българите винаги си помагат в трудни времена. Затова стартираме инициативата “БЦНА помага на общността” за разрешаване на някои от трудностите, произтичащи от коронавирусната пандемия. Идеята е да помогнем на хора с ограничения в мобилността, възрастни хора и тези, които нямат никой до себе си и да ги свържем с доброволци и ресурси.

Броят на заразените от коронавирус в Нова Англия продължава да расте и всички се надяваме да предотвратим разпространението му, като отменяме планове и оставаме вкъщи. За някои това може да причини неочаквани затруднения, финансови проблеми или трудности при осигуряването с храна и провизии.

Моля, кажете ни ако имате нужда от помощ, или с какво можете да помогнете и ние ще ви свържем един с друг. Имаме предвид форми на помощ, които не изискват личен контакт – например доставка на храна и лекарства до врататата или създаване на виртуални връзки. Също така можем да помогнем с превод от български на английски за хора, които не владеят езика, но имат критична нужда.

Bulgarians always come together in times of need. That’s why we’re launching “BCNE Helps The Community” initiative, to solve a few of the challenges stemming from the coronavirus pandemic. The idea is to help people with limited mobility, the elderly and those who have no one else to help them and connect them with volunteers and resources.

The number of people in New England who have tested positive for the virus continues to rise, and we are all hoping to prevent its spread by canceling plans and staying home. This might also cause unexpected concerns, financial problems or difficulties getting food, medicine and supplies.

Please tell us if you need help, or how you can provide help, and we’ll connect you with each other.  These acts of kindness would be limited to help which does not require in-person contact, such as dropping off food, medicine and supplies, or virtual connections. We can also help with Bulgarian-English translations in case of critical need.




Mass Dept. of Health: Massachusetts 2-1-1 will now provide real-time COVID-19 information, resources, and referrals in multiple languages.

Where to access food if you need it in Boston: Eliot School students can pick up free breakfast and lunch on weekdays starting Friday, March 13. BPS Food and Nutrition Services (FNS) is offering breakfast and lunch pick-ups every weekday morning from 7:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.

How else you can help:

Here’s the best way to support the Greater Boston Food Bank: “Money is the most important thing,” said CEO Catherine D’Amato. “The money helps us purchase food. The act of donating food isn’t going to get us out of this situation. It’s not a can of tuna fish; it’s 10,000 cans of tuna fish. So that’s where the dollar allows us to really act quickly.”

Where to give blood: The American Red Cross is urging “healthy, eligible individuals” to donate blood or platelets to boost the country’s supply amid rising coronavirus concerns. The request comes as cold and flu season has presented its own challenges for the U.S. to keep up its blood supply.

Additional resources:

Министерство на Здравеопазването в България – Информация за коронавирус COVID-19 за граждани и медицински специалисти.

Министерство на Външните работи в България – Коронавирусът – какво да правим

Европейски съвет Съвет на Европейския съюз – Епидемия от коронавирус COVID-19

Българско посолство във Вашингтон: Забрана за влизане в САЩ на чуждестранни граждани от държави в Шенгенското пространство

Massachusetts Department of Health on Coronavirus : Recently, a new coronavirus—Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)—was detected in Wuhan, China. This novel coronavirus causes a respiratory (lung) infection.

View today’s current cases in Massachusetts.

For the latest on case counts in the United States, visit the CDC website.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that older adults or those who have certain medical conditions consider postponing travel.

On March 10, Governor Charlie Baker declared a state of emergency, giving the Administration more flexibility to respond to the outbreak. Read more about the declaration.

On March 13, Governor Baker issued an emergency order prohibiting most gatherings of over 250 people in the Commonwealth. Read more about the order.

USDA – Food Safety and coronavirus