Your community needs you now more than ever! Physical distancing doesn’t have to get in the way of lending a helping hand.
1) DONATE TO YOUR LOCAL SALVATION ARMY
The salvation army is accepting non-perishable foods (canned goods, soups, pasta, sauces, bottled water, etc), hygiene donations (soaps, feminine products, etc), items will be collected and distributed to local food banks across the city. Some locations are even offering donation pick-ups straight from your home to avoid contact.
2) SUPPORT LOCAL BUSINESSES! Support your neighborhood entrepreneurs the best way you can through food or product purchases online.
3) PLUG INTO YOUR LOCAL MUTUAL AID NETWORK! In times of struggle, communities can learn to mutually lean on each other for help. There are many Facebook groups circulating offering help and services for people in need. Create online social groups with your neighborhood, apartment buildings or school communities.
4) VOLUNTEER DRIVERS! Check-in with your local Meals-On-Wheels, Grocer or Pharmacy for volunteer delivery shifts via bike or car.
5) DONATE BLOOD! There is a severe blood shortage due to an unprecedented number of blood drive cancellations during this pandemic.
6) CALL YOUR ELDERLY LOVED ONES! Many seniors are avoiding grocery stores, pharmacies and other essential services. Many need help setting up online delivery options.
7) PRACTICE PHYSICAL DISTANCING! Provide at least 6ft between you and the next person when out in public.