How to help people who have the coronavirus, healthcare workers fighting the disease, people who have lost their jobs, businesses that have had to shut down, and more
- The COVID-19 pandemic has stormed the globe, leaving millions of people sick, unemployed, and struggling for protective resources.
- But there are ways to help. Tiffany Gourley Carter from the National Council of Nonprofits recommended: "Whatever you're really interested in and passionate about, that's what you should be donating to."
- From volunteer work to supporting local businesses, we can come together to help those in need during these difficult times.
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The coronavirus pandemic has swept the globe, and the US is experiencing the worst outbreak to date.Healthcare workers on the frontlines are reporting a lack of medical supplies and resources to fight the outbreak, and businesses have largely been shuttered. Those who are sick or at greater risk for the illness may feel vulnerable, afraid, and unsure of what will come.Advertisement
And in just the past two weeks, 10 million Americans filed for unemployment.
As the US braces for more infections and a greater economic toll in the coming weeks, the situation can feel hopeless. But there are ways to help.From volunteering, to community support, we can come together to help those who need it most. Here's how.
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You can provide support to local nonprofits that are directly working to help members of your community.
If you have money left over from a canceled event or travel plan, donate it instead.Advertisement
You can help healthcare workers and hospitals by donating to charities that provide supplies and funding.
If you have recovered from the coronavirus, you can donate blood plasma to help others who are infected. Those who have not had the coronavirus can also donate blood to help with a national shortage.Advertisement
Support local businesses through ordering take-out and buying merchandise from restaurants.
Practice conscious consumerism at stores. Don't panic-buy, and don't hoard medical supplies (such as masks) that healthcare workers who are constantly exposed to the virus desperately need.Advertisement
If you are young and healthy, you can volunteer to safely run errands or deliver supplies to those who are elderly or immunocompromised.
The coronavirus outbreak is affecting everyone — think outside the box when looking for charities.Advertisement
Finally, stay inside and do your part to flatten the curve.
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