The COVID-19 outbreak is impacting almost every aspect of our daily lives. We all have to make changes and sacrifices to keep our community healthy. But some have been impacted more than others. At the Maine Dems, we believe in lifting up all members of our community and making sure we don’t let anyone slip through the cracks.
We send out a lot of emails asking for donations, and this is one of them. But we aren’t asking you to donate to us today, we are asking you to consider donating to help support those neighbors who may need some extra support.
A crisis like this can make us feel helpless, but there is power in every action, no matter how small. That’s why we are asking you to consider donating to one of these organizations:
Good Shepherd Food Bank: Good Shepherd works to provide food to families and individuals who need it across the state of Maine. It also supports local community food banks so your donation is sure to help those right where you live.
Direct Relief: Direct Relief is coordinating with public health authorities, nonprofit organizations and businesses in the U.S. and globally to provide personal protective equipment and essential medical items to health workers responding to COVID-19.
Meals on Wheels: This organization delivers meals to the country’s elderly population and there are additional costs to delivering food during the outbreak.
There are also so many ways you can help local businesses and people impacted by the virus. Consider reaching out to an elderly neighbor; think about purchasing a gift card to a local restaurant or shop that may be struggling due to social distancing requirements; make sure you tip generously on food or grocery delivery or take-out orders. Each action helps to lift our community and keep us together.
Thank you for all you do and be well.
Maine Democratic Party
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