I know many are feeling a little overwhelmed & powerless right now in the face of this COVID-19 public health crisis — so I wanted to share some ways you can take action to help our neighbors and communities during this time of need.
Feel free to share your ideas, too!
- Volunteer at your local food bank! Our food banks are facing severe shortages of volunteers due to coronavirus — so if you’re healthy and able, find your local food bank and help!
If you’re unable to volunteer, consider making a donation online.
- Donate blood to your local blood center! Blood banks are also facing severe shortages due to COVID-19. But they need it now, more than ever.
If you are healthy and able, find your local blood center to make a donation:
- Support local small businesses by buying gift cards or shopping online!
The coronavirus pandemic is taking a toll on our local businesses—and it’s because social distancing *is* the responsible thing to do.
But you can still buy gift cards now, to use later!
- Help friends and family who need childcare during school closures! With schools closing due to COVID-19, parents who still need to work are scrambling to figure out childcare. Offer to help if you can! Or see if your community is offering childcare options.
- Collaborate with neighbors to check in on & help the most vulnerable in your community!
Many neighborhoods are developing plans to help vulnerable neighbors, who may need supplies & assistance.
This article has tips for how to—safely—be a good neighbor!
These are a few ways you can help in this time of need—share your ideas here!
Lastly, health and safety is our priority. If you’re feeling sick—stay home! And we all must practice social distancing and proper hand washing.
Together, we will get through this.
Originally posted on Twitter. Re-posted with permission.
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