We've compiled a list of ideas and places to volunteer your time amidst the COVID-19 crisis. Let's spread some big love and be there for one another.
I also found an amazing way to feed doctors, nurses and all clinicians who are so overloaded right now that they don't have time to think about food. You can partner with restaurant take-out services and purchase meals that will be delivered to the hospitals. You can also start this service in your local community if there is not one set up yet. Find out more here.
Restaurants are struggling to stay open, so consider buying gift certificates to keep them afloat. If you are ordering take-out, order from the restaurant directly. Grubhub, Seamless, etc. take a percentage of sales which is not good for the restaurants.
Another way to offer help is by downloading the Nextdoor App which connects you to people in your neighborhood. There is a discussion board on the app so you can offer or ask for assistance during this time of need.
If you know someone who is in an abusive relationship, please check on them if they are quarantined with their abuser. Ask the person for a code word so you know if you need to call the police. Never hesitate to call 911 if you hear someone screaming or yelling (it's always better to interrupt the abuse). More information at the National Domestic Violence Hotline.
We hope you're all staying safe and healthy amidst coronavirus. To all of you on the front lines, we thank you!